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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 10.14.2015 | 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 offi...

The Trend Toward Working From Almost Anywhere

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.08.2015 | 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 08.19.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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.

Why Wasting Time Might Be Exactly What Telecommuting Is All About

Robin Hardman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

When we work at home, we have more options. These are the very options that appear to terrify so many managers. Yet often these are the very options that help inject a little more balance into our lives -- the options that make working from home so desirable.

Introducing Remote Justice

Melanie Zurek | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Melanie Zurek

For us, remote work is defined not by whether one of us is located in or out of our office, but by our locations in relation to each other. In this way, we are all remote workers, with benefits that have included increased trust, greater flexibility, better work-life balance

5 Steps to Create Sacred Hours of Not Working in 2015

James Calder | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
James Calder

Because marketing is now a constant stream of information profession, I am available pretty much every day of the week at some point or another. Of course, I try to scale things back on the weekends when I can. Did I mention that my wife and I have a 14-month-old daughter?

Exploring What the Future Of Work Won't Look Like

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We spend a lot of time exploring what the future of work is going to look like (myself included). However, it's helpful to take a step and examine some of the outdated practices and ways of thinking about work that WON'T be coming with us.

4 Signs You're Not Cut Out for Working from Home

John Rampton | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Working from home is the American dream for many -- but it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Simply put, not everyone is cut out for telecommuting, working from home, or virtual offices -- and that's okay.

Do We Need Offices?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We do not need to rely on offices. Today, as long as we can connect to the internet we are able to get our jobs done regardless of where we are or when we are connected. This means employees can work from home offices, cafes, co-working facilities, or anywhere else they can get wifi.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

6 Habits to Work From Home Successfully

Jose Vasquez | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

The digital era allows many of us to work from home, but it's important to implement these six habits if you want to stay productive.

How We Use Our Time

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.06.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

I'm a financial analyst, not a philosopher, and yet in my writings about money I often touch on the subject of time. Generally, this is because the tw...

Why the Future of Work Is Already Here

Sean Kim | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

It's a beautiful afternoon as I write this post at the Dineen coffee shop in Toronto. I'm also instant-messaging a co-worker in New York City, about ...