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Rethink Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Hire a Military Spouse

Leigh Searl | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

Friday, May 6th 2016 is the National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. What is the best way to show appreciation for our nation's military spouses?

Historic Blizzard of 2016 No Match for Telecommuters

Leigh Searl | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

The driving force behind providing a telework policy is different for the employer and employee. Employers move to telework policies because it saves tens of thousands of dollars every year and employees embrace teleworking because it provides a greater work-life balance. It's a win-win for both parties.

Leaders: 3 Easy Flexwork Strategies You Can Implement Today in Your Organization

Emily Morgan | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Emily Morgan

Technology has created a world in which we don't need to come to work in order to actually get work done. As leaders, this creates a diverse opportunity to re-imagine and re-design a more flexible, happier workforce, which values connection to work and strategic results above all else.

Workplace Flexibility, Part 2: Creativity in the Making

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Rose Stanley

Regardless of whether it's monthly or weekly, teleworking either way is practically identical in terms of organizations offering this option. It appears that eligibility is the same for both options as well, with about 98% of exempt employees and 54% of non-exempts being eligible.

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

The Silver Tsunami refers to the takeover of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older. For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce.

10 Make-Extra-Money Jobs You Can Do From Home

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Cari Wira Dineen | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Whether you already work and want to make more money, or are retired and looking to supplement your income, there are...

The 'Right to Request': Workplace Flexibility Takes Leaps and Bounds

Sophie Wade | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Sophie Wade

‎Whatever one's affiliation, companies' shareholders will be best served all round if leaders are well informed about "Right to Request" flexible working policies and adopt them. Let's build upon the current progress and these announcements and continue to stride forward. O

Work From Home? Here Are 10 Ways to Do It Better

Joelle Steiniger | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Joelle Steiniger

Even though I'd "work" all day I wasn't working smart. I fell into the habits that most work-from-home-ers can relate to: I'd start my day, still in my pajamas... and sometimes that's how I'd end my day (don't judge me).

Teleworking and Technology: Why We Can Get a Land Rover on Mars But Can't Get IM on Our Desktops

Rose Stanley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rose Stanley

In a previous blog, I spoke about some teleworking results from WorldatWork's recently published Survey on Workplace Flexibility. This blog serves as a "part 2" discussing technology that enables teleworkers to work effectively and why some still are in the dark ages about using them.

Teleworking Banned? 4 Facts That Say This Isn't the New Normal

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

With all the press this past year about some very prominent companies rescinding their telework policies, I was very happy that it happened to coincide with the scheduled update of WorldatWork's Workplace Flexibility Survey.

Why Hurricanes, Floods, Fires and Telecommuting Go Together

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Telecommuting allows me to hire the best people for my team regardless of their location. This in turn gives our company a "disseminated workforce." 

Balancing the Technology in Our Lives

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 09.01.2013 | Technology
Sara Sutton Fell

Connection comes in all forms. We establish connections with our families, our friends, our coworkers and even the world at large. Yet, many people worry that technology is destroying human connection.

Telecommuting: It's Not All or Nothing

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

I would say that 99 percent of the companies out there would benefit on both productivity and collaboration by offering some forms of work flexibility to their team -- whether it's as minimal as having a flexible schedule once a week or telecommuting a half-day a month, to more comprehensive flexibility options.

Debunking the Biggest Myth About Parents Who Telecommute

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

We've all seen the photos. There's a person (usually a mom) working at home, bouncing a beautiful baby on one knee and cranking out reports on her laptop with her free hand. Those images make me crazy.

Most Companies Still Let Workers Do This

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.12.2013 | Small Business

Don't sell your home office equipment just yet -- even as a few major companies have put the kibosh on remote office time in recent weeks, most plan t...

One Size Does Not Fit All: My Unsolicited Advice to Marissa Mayer and Yahoo

Shani Magosky | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Shani Magosky

Here's the thing -- it's not about working from home vs. in the office. That's too simplistic. Working from home is not a one size fits all panacea, but neither is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's directive to eliminate them all.

9 Things That Happen When Workers Telecommute

Katy Hall | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Are speed and quality really sacrificed when people work from home, as Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said to explain her new ban on telecommuting? It depen...

The Hypocrisy in Yahoo!'s Crackdown on Telecommuting

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

I'm not saying it's easy, and I know that Marissa Mayer has her work cut out for her. But for a technology company like Yahoo! to say that telecommuting cannot be host to healthy, productive work environments in any way -- compared to the "hallway and cafeteria discussions" -- it's just plain hypocritical.

Should You Hire Virtual Workers?

Josh Tolan | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring virtual workers can be and is a great idea when it comes to finding the best talent regardless of geography. But finding and hiring good virtual workers can be tricky.

6 Things All Moms Should Know About Working From Home

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Sara Sutton Fell

For six years I have not only been working from home, but also running a company from my home. One of the biggest benefits of working from home is that I'm much more available for my family. Here are a few lessons I have learned as a work-from-home mom.

Jason Gilbert

Forget Working From Home, Now We're Working From Anywhere | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

In Internet-speak, an increasingly common status message on Gchat or AOL Instant Messenger is "wfh," or "working from home." Following Hurricane Sandy...

Top 13 Government Agencies For Telecommuting

Posted 12.12.2011 | DC

The battle between the public and private sectors to attract top talent often boils down to workplace intangibles such as work/life balance. And few e...

Are You Keeping Pace With Change -- or Not?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Wayne Turmel is a unique voice in the leadership and communication field. Recently, I had the chance to ask him some questions about how the world of work has changed and how leaders haven't kept pace.