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The Versatile Employer: Retaining Employees by Meeting Their Needs

Thomas Buus Madsen | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Thomas Buus Madsen

Highly qualified personnel is a hard to come by -- particularly in certain industries and fields of expertise. In order to recruit and retain top talent, companies need to ensure that their employees are happy. And one way to do that is being a versatile employer.

Why The Work From Home Trend Is About To Explode

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Thomas Kuegler

My mom does her work from home. She went back to school close to a decade ago so she could become a medical coder, and here she is today logging in ho...

The Realities of Working With a Remote Team

Lucinda Watrous | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Lucinda Watrous

When your team is everywhere -- how do you keep it together? Working with a remote team comes with a distinct set of challenges, and yet we see many successful companies making it work. They do it with a number of helpful tools, and with a great deal of understanding.

10 Ways to Improve and Save on Your Commute

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.27.2016 | Money
Nancy Laws

Simplifying your commute is not only better on your pockets but can be better for your environment and health.


Judith Bowman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

Telecommuting is a much sought-after work arrangement where employees can avoid the daily office commute and 9 to 5 routine. Working remotely via phone, Skype or in the Cloud ... with literally no office whether from home, locally, nationally and even globally is trending.

5 Tips to Effectively Manage a Remote Workforce

Emily Morgan | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Emily Morgan

In order to be successful, remote workers must operate as self-starters and will thrive with goals-focused direction from you. Provide metrics around the stated goals and projects, and clarity around how they are producing in relation to each goal.

Climate Change This Week: A Drying Southwest, Clean Cheap Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Tiny Forest Fairy Lanterns are rare and considered threatened in Tasmania, ...

5 Ways to Make Working Remotely Actually Work

Carson Tate | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Carson Tate

Where are you working right now? On your sofa? In a coffee shop with your earbuds in? From your tablet on an outdoor patio? If you work virtually -- that is, "telecommute" -- you're part of a fast-growing trend in the modern workforce. But like any new working practice, making telecommuting part of your usual routine takes some discipline and diligence.

Mobile Workforce Management: Embracing New Technologies to Drive Your Bottom Line

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Ashley Wren Collins

In 2014, smartphone shipments hit 1.3 billion units worldwide. While growth is expected to slow slightly this year due to China's economic downturn, o...

Strive For Work-Life Blend, Not Balance

Michael Coates | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Michael Coates

While making sure to give time for yourself and family is the right motivation behind the division, this strict differentiation between "work" and "life" wrongly treats them as separate entities.

Telecommuting: The Pros, Cons and Risks of Working from Home

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Allowing employees to work from home, otherwise known as "telecommuting," is becoming a common human resources discussion. One of the main focuses of this discussion is how this trend affects companies.

The Fight for Flexible Work in America

Emily Morgan | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Emily Morgan

I believe that we as entrepreneurs can lead to reshape the culture of the traditional American workforce into one that values quality, flexibility, contribution and effectiveness.

New Study Decodes When Working From Home Is Actually Productive

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.26.2015 | Science

Working from home can be pretty great. You can send emails from the comfort of your couch and avoid commuting. Plus, away from the stress of the offic...

The Trend Toward Working From Almost Anywhere

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Work-from-home policies are increasingly standard among employers of all sizes, and remote work is a growing trend--Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is 100% remote, its employees scattered in workspaces everywhere.

From Co-Founder and CEO to Toptal Freelance Developer

Lisa Froelings | Posted 08.18.2016 | Technology
Lisa Froelings

On a given weekday morning, Aleksandar Smiljanic will wake up early, clean himself up, and get dressed. Maybe he'll wear a tie, though it's more likely he'll go for a more casual look and wear jeans. After breakfast, he'll head to his office to begin the day's work -- in his own home.

5 Reasons Why Bosses Resist Flexible Work (and what you can do about it)

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Lots of working parents benefit from working alternative work schedules, such as telecommuting a day or two a week or shifting hours around family responsibilities.

5 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Remote workers are an increasingly important part of daily operations for modern businesses. Even so, many companies struggle with how to properly manage their virtual staff. Here are five tips to help you get things back under control and maximize your productivity--and that of your remote workers.

Telecommuting and Disability Employment Accommodations

Brad Reid | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Employment discrimination litigation under the ADA frequently focuses on the requirement that an employer provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee unless it would cause an undue hardship to the employer. However, any accommodation need not change an essential job function as that would be inherently unreasonable.

5 Things You Need to Know About Telecommuting

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The debates around open vs. closed office spaces are continuing to heat up and I still think these debates are absolutely pointless. As I've said many times, the debate shouldn't be around cubicle or open space, it should instead be all about workplace flexibility.

5 Benefits of Telecommuting for Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.22.2015 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

Employees the world over want to work from home, but many small businesses shy away from allowing telecommuting in their place of work. Maybe it's because they are afraid of losing control over employees, or maybe it's because they don't know enough about telecommuting as a benefit.

5 Tips to Leverage Your Remote 'Telecommuting' Team

David Finkel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Small Business
David Finkel

There are many advantages to a remote workforce. Since 2005, tele-community has grown by nearly 80 percent. Forrester Research's US Telecommuting Forecast predicts 43 percent of the U.S. workforce will work from home by 2016.

Commuting Could Be Shaving Years Off Your Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

The long commute has become a staple of the American work experience: The average round-trip commute is close to an hour and at least 10 percent of th...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Want To Guarantee Your Right To Seek A Flexible Work Schedule | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Democrats in the House and Senate plan to introduce a bill Wednesday that would guarantee workers the right to request flexible work arrangements with...

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...

Considering Life Without Owning a Car

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

According to an October study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and the Frontier Group, millennials are driving significantly less than older Americans.