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Simplify your life: Telecommuting isn’t just for parents

by Maureen Jenkins, Edition.cnn.com
March 13, 2013

As someone who has often worked from home during her career, I’ve been obsessed with the firestorm Yahoo CEOMarissa Mayer ignited earlier this month by demanding that her telecommuting employees get themselves to a bricks-and-mortar office—and soon. Predictably, the blogosphere, TV news shows and critics everywhere blew up. How dare Mayer snatch this benefit out...[Click to read more]

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TO BE, OR NOT TO BE (ALLOWED TO WORK FROM HOME) THAT IS THE QUESTION

by Dan Dillman, Applications2u.com
March 12, 2013

You’ve probably seen the headlines lately (like this one posted in the LA Times on 3/6/2013) about some big companies making the decision not to allow their employees to telecommute any more – specifically, Yahoo and Best Buy. Has this influenced your own business on similar policies?  We want to talk about the reasons why working...[Click to read more]

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A Look at Our Shifting Workforce: Infographic and Telecommuting eBook

by Blakely Thomas-Aguilar, Blog.pgi.com
March 12, 2013

In the new eBook, The Yin + Yang of Telecommuting, author Lea Green explores the shift in the workplace as more and more Millenn ial workers enter the workforce. The eBook, sponsored by PGi, a global leader in virtual meetings, explores the pros and cons of telecommuting and how both workers and businesses can find...[Click to read more]

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Water Cooler Talk: Working From Home

by Rachel Scott, BoostAgents.com
March 12, 2013

A few weeks ago, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines when she purportedly banned telecommuting within the company. Reports have since clarified that the new policy only applies to full-time remote employees, rather than an across-the-board change to Yahoo’s flexible work policies. But with Best Buy following suit earlier last week, it seems that major...[Click to read more]

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Three Proven Facts About the Impact of Telecommuting in the Sales Industry

by Peter Stewart, Marketingprofs.com
March 12, 2013

With Marissa Mayer’s recent companywide ban on working from home and National Telework Week just having wrapped up, telecommuting has been highly debated by opponents and advocates alike. In the sales and marketing world, the assumption always has been that in-person, face-to-face meetings are best for negotiating deals and forming partnerships. However, core sales technologies...[Click to read more]

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8 Rules to Make Telecommuting Work

by JAY STEINFELD, Inc.com
March 12, 2013

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s CEO, is in good company by recently mandating that all employees report into the office rather than work from home. Zappos, famous for its culture, wouldn’t have become what it is with employees located off-campus in disparate locations. In fact, one of CEO Tony Hsieh’s rules for success is to maximize serendipity...[Click to read more]

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Work From Home Is Here to Stay for Most Businesses

by Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily.com
March 12, 2013

Best Buy appears to be in the minority when it comes to following Yahoo’s lead by restricting its work-from home policy, new research shows. Among the 80 percent of employers that currently offer some form of telecommuting option to employees, 97 percent have no plans to eliminate the benefit, a study by staffing firm Challenger,...[Click to read more]

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