Flexible Work

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US – In 2015, an estimated 300,000 full-time employees in computer science jobs worked from home

Slack, Skype, Google Hangouts, Basecamp, BlueJeans. Over the past decade, designers and engineers have invented dozens of new tools to keep us connected to the office without actually going there. Unsurprisingly, those same engineers have been among the first to start using them in large numbers. More programmers are working from home than ever and, … Continue reading

Flexible Work – Five important statistics from 2015

It’s been a big year for flexible work. We’ve seen an increase in telecommuters and a shift in working generations. Take note of these flexible work stats! 1. Occasional telecommuting is on the rise.  With major advances in technology over the past decade, the increase of people telecommuting, at least on an occasional basis, has … Continue reading

Telecommuting for Work in US – From 9% to 37% in 20 years Gallup finds

Thirty-seven percent of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted, up slightly from 30% last decade but four times greater than the 9% found in 1995. These results are based on Gallup’s annual Work and Education poll, conducted Aug. 5-9. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at In U.S., Telecommuting for Work Climbs to … Continue reading

UK – Five top tips for implementing flexible working

Flexible working is harder to manage because the way the team communicates might change and as managers you have less control of a person’s whereabouts. This makes us, the managers, nervous. How will our teams communicate or collaborate with each other?  What if that person doesn’t perform, goes off radar, spends the day working from … Continue reading

Work-Life Balance around the World

Global management consulting firm Hay Group has delved into its database of employee surveys to explore how people feel about their work/life balance as well as the support they receive from employers. More than two-thirds (39%) of respondents don’t believe they have a good balance between their work and personal lives. Above: Responses to the … Continue reading

Flexible Working in UK – After the June 30th new legislation

On 30 June, new legislation was enacted that allows all employees the right to request flexible working. This means a company has to ‘reasonably’ consider flexible working requests, whereas previously only employees with caring responsibilities were legally covered. While the laws have been cautiously welcomed by most corners of business, and certainly by this publication, … Continue reading

Job Search tool for Flexible Jobs

There are a lot of perceptions of what work from home jobs and other flexible jobs can be, and quite honestly, most of them are outdated. We compiled this list of 100 of the Most Surprising Flexible Jobs, Past and Present, in order to help showcase that flexible work – meaning telecommuting, freelance, part-time, flexible, … Continue reading

India’s Women Members of the CA Institute – A flexi working portal

The CA Institute has launched a ‘flexi working portal for its women members’.  This portal– http://womenportal.icai.org/ will help women members of the CA Institute find suitable opportunities including part-time/flexi-hours jobs, or jobs with work from home option, K Raghu, President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India said. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the … Continue reading

Flexible working in UK – New rules are due later this year

The extensions to current legislation on flexible working are due later this year, giving more employees with service of six months or more rights to request flexible working.  The new legislation will require employers to consider requests for greater flexibility in terms of hours, times and location, from a greater proportion of their workforce, which … Continue reading

US / The Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs in 2014

Here are the top companies for remote jobs and flexible work options: Xerox UnitedHealth Group Dell Aetna American Express First Data Humana Westat K12 ADP Overland Solutions Inc. CyberCoders U.S. Department of Transportation SAP PayJunction Connections Academy Apple IBM HD Supply Salesforce.com Western Governors University CACI International About.com McKesson Corporation Aon WellPoint Forest Laboratories Patch … Continue reading

Parents / Stay-At-Home Dads and Breadwinner Moms

The next time you see a father out shopping with his kids, you might need to check your assumptions. “I’ll get the, ‘Oh, look, it’s a dad! That’s so sweet!’ “says Jonathan Heisey-Grove, a stay-at-home father of two young boys in Alexandria, Va., who is pretty sure the other person assumes he’s just giving Mom … Continue reading

India / 94% women think they have successful career

A majority of women (63%) worldwide define professional success as having the right balance between work and personal life and nearly three quarters of women (74%) believe they can ‘have it all’, according to the What Women Want @ Work study released by LinkedIn. The study reveals that 94% of Indian women surveyed in a … Continue reading

The Flexible Work: What About Telecommuting

Marissa Mayer left Google to tackle what ailed Yahoo. And this week she took on … telecommuting. Yahoos were pleased with the new iPhones and free food from the new boss – a Google-icious touch. But, depending on the speaker, this “bold,” “outrageous,” or “1950s” decree eliminating work from home has stirred up comment, incredulity … Continue reading

UK Parliament / Flexible Working

The Children and Families Bill would provide new entitlements for employees relating to the right to request flexible working. Provisions include, but are not limited to: Clauses 101-102 make changes to the circumstances in which an employee can make a request for flexible working, and to the procedure which employers must follow on receipt of … Continue reading

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