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Working remotely may be harder than you think, but it’s possible

by Simon Fitzgerald, Text100.com
December 27, 2011

There are many reasons why we are increasingly seeing more and more options for employees to work remotely. These include but are not limited to increased workforce flexibility, managing morale, improved productivity and cost savings on office space and technology. As technology continues to evolve and proliferate in the workplace and businesses mobilise their operations,...[Click to read more]

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Tips for successfully managing remote workers

by DeskShare.com
December 15, 2011

Many companies employ both full- and part-time remote workers.  Though there are many advantages of employing those who work off-site, sometimes it can lead to a feeling of disconnect among the staff.  Employers should do everything they can to make these workers feel included by using available technology, such as using visual aids, social media...[Click to read more]

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7 Tips for Traveling Bloggers

by Alexis Grant, Mashable.com
December 14, 2011

Alexis Grant is a journalist, newbie entrepreneur and author of the eguide How to Take a Career Break to Travel. She tweets @alexisgrant. Working remotely, on your own schedule, from wherever you want, can be a pretty sweet gig. But once you’ve nailed down an income that allows you to travel, being productive from your...[Click to read more]

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5 HR Considerations for Hiring Remote Workers

by Sharlyn Lauby, Mashable.com
December 12, 2011

The Digital Careers Series is supported by Elance, the world’s leading site for online work. Check out Startup Cloud for tips on how to build a remote team. Having a remote workforce can be a huge benefit to organizations, reducing office space expenses and environmental footprints. Companies can reap the benefits of talented individuals all...[Click to read more]

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Employee monitoring services on the rise: keystrokes, mouse movements, and screenshots

by InstantJoseph, Theverge.com
December 5, 2011

Cyber slacking can be a problem with telecommuting employees because it’s difficult to verify their computer activity, but internet contracting companies like oDesk and Elanceaddress the issue by using software that logs keystrokes, tracks mouse movements, and takes random screenshots. In order to offer some flexibility for normal human behaviors like chatting or watching silly...[Click to read more]

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Remote Work is on the Wishlist This Year

by Melissa J. Anderson, Theglasshammer.com
November 29, 2011

What are women wishing for this year? According to a new survey from Microsoft Office 365 and 85 Broads, the answer is a more flexible work arrangement. According to a survey of members of the women’s networking group 85 Broads, a full 90% of respondents would prefer a regular remote working schedule, and 81% of...[Click to read more]

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WORKING REMOTELY WITH A NEW BABY

by Shane Pearlman, Tri.be
November 21, 2011

Our team is popping babies out left and right. If you join us, be careful as odds are, you (or your spouse) is about to get pregnant. I’ve been wondering how I could help Peter, Reid, Brandon & Lucas prepare for something they have tried to imagine but can’t know until they are in the...[Click to read more]

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Study shows significant benefits for telework programs

by DAVE JOHNSON, Cbsnews.com
November 21, 2011

We already have tons of anecdotal evidence that telework programs — aka telecommuting or working from home — are great for morale and have positive impacts on both productivity and the environment. But anecdotes aren’t especially compelling when you’re trying to build a telecommuting policy for the workplace. At last, there’s an empirical study you...[Click to read more]


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