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Skills for Telecommuting Jobs

When considering candidates for remote positions, recruiters should focus on certain skills and attributes that will best align with remote work. These traits include: Effective communication skills. “The very best remote workers will reach out to co-workers and managers regularly to check in, ask questions and collaborate on projects,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and … 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

Telecommuting continues to gain traction in workplaces FlexJobs finds

Telecommuting continues to gain traction in workplaces around the country and the world, with the majority of companies integrating remote work options into their more traditional on-site work environments.  However, there is a small but exciting trend of companies that embrace remote work as a fundamental part of their business model.  These organizations allow all (or … Continue reading

Work-at-Home – Six Benefits

Here are six benefits. No lengthy commute. According to US Census data, the average work commute time is 25.4 minutes. That might not sound so bad, but that’s close to an hour to get to and from the office, and many workers in large cities have an even longer commute. In fact, 600,000 US workers … Continue reading

UK – An additional 8.7 million want to work flexibly right now

Flexible working is now an everyday part of life in Britain. 8 million people work part time (30 hours a week or less) and around 4 million usually work from home. For the first time, Timewise can reveal that an additional 8.7 million UK-based full time workers want to work flexibly right now (whether part … Continue reading

Working from Home – Integrating them into the team

Largely due to the availability of high-speed Internet, the number of people who work from home at least one day per week rose from 9.5 million in 1999 to 13.4 million in 2010, according to the U.S. Census.  How do you help your remote workers feel like part of the team? To find out, we … Continue reading

UK / Working from home could save up to £34 billion to employers

Employers could save up to £34 billion by freeing up desk space and reducing overhead costs with employees working from home, mobile phone giant Vodafone has said today. In a survey of 500 key decision makers conducted by YouGov in tandem with Vodafone it found that despite the average office desk costing thousands of pounds … Continue reading

Asia-Pacific / 67 percent of employees work from home

Sixty-seven percent of employees work from home, according to the VMware New Way of Life 2013 study that shows the use of personal technology is eliminating the boundary between separate work lives and personal lives. Findings of the study are based on a research conducted by Acorn Research across 12 Asia-Pacific countries/regions. Survey respondents are … 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

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