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Why employees say these companies have figured out flexible work

by URSULA MEAD, Fastcompany.com
July 18, 2018

Flexible schedules rank way up there among working women’s top priorities at their employers. In fact, 62% of women who use my company’s employer-review platform InHerSight call flexibility a “must-have.” But all too often, requests to work remotely to care for a sick child or to take an aging parent to the doctor are up to...[Click to read more]

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As Remote Work Grows, the Most Common Telecommuting Jobs Are Everyday Careers

by Allen B., Videoconferencingdaily.com
July 18, 2018

The digital revolution of the internet, smartphones, video chat, and social media has been so dramatic because its technologies are accessible to almost everyone. According to the Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans own a smartphone, 73% have a desktop or laptop computer, and 53% have a tablet device. These are now everyday technologies used by...[Click to read more]

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Remote Work Is Mobility’s Forgotten Miracle

by Mitch Turck, Forbes.com
July 16, 2018

In the ongoing pursuit of effective transportation, it’s often forgotten that mobility optimizes at zero — which is to say, the absolute best we can do to make transportation effective is to make it unnecessary. What’s also forgotten is just how prominently the transportation constraints of yesteryear factored into telecommuting as a concept. Formalized in the...[Click to read more]

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Fall in Love with Managing Virtual Teams Using These Simple Strategies

by Pratik Dholakiya, Smallbiztrends.com
July 17, 2018

Virtual teams are the way of the future. Slowly but surely, businesses of all sizes are waking up to the tremendous potential that remote hiring brings. When location itself is a non-factor, a business can hire the best from anywhere around the country, indeed the world. It works well for employees, too. People are increasingly insisting...[Click to read more]

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9 Business Expenses You Can Reduce or Eliminate to Save Thousands

by John Rampton, Nhregister.com
July 17, 2018

Businesses are supposed to make money. So why do small business owners waste money on things they don’t need? According to Business Insider, cash-flow problems account for 82 percent of all small business failures. That’s nearly double the second-place factor (no market need for the product). If you run a small business, you’re more likely to...[Click to read more]

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25 top companies for part-time remote jobs

by Mark Jones, Komando.com
July 16, 2018

Part-time work is a popular way to make money. Combine a part-time schedule with the ability to work from home, and it can be the ultimate in work flexibility for many job seekers. People who work from home find themselves enjoying a range of benefits–increased productivity, less stress from avoiding a commute, more time to...[Click to read more]

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As Companies Become More Virtual, Four Ways To Make Remote Work More Effective

by Erika Andersen, Forbes.com
July 16, 2018

In 1973 when Jack Nilles, an NASA engineer, coined the term “telecommuting,” I suspect he had no idea what was coming. It would be decades before working remotely would really catch on, mostly because we didn’t yet have the technology to fully support the average job being done at a distance. As late as 1996, for instance, a...[Click to read more]

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