Remote Working

The Secret Behind Happy and Productive Companies

This is not the stuff of career fairy tales -- this kind of workplace actually exists.<p>Morale is high and you are getting more done than you ever have before. The company you work for is growing fast and hiring exceptional talent. Is this the stuff of career fairy tales? Nope -- this kind of …

The Workplace

Why Bristol professionals are put off working from home

A third of Bristol’s professionals are put off working from home due to poor internet connection, according to a new report.<p>This is despite research …

Hannah Baker

Experts: Telework Fails When Human Connection is Lost

​While tools like Skype, WebEx, apps and other technology have improved telework in the last 15 years, colleagues still need human interaction to be …

Human Resources

Why Flexible Workplaces Are A Win/Win For Women Entrepreneurs

Talk about synergy: Women entrepreneurs over 50, meet your flex workers.<p>Increasingly, older women starting businesses without the bankroll to hire full-time, in-house workers or to set up office space are tapping telecommuting or remote workers. And it’s a win/win for the entrepreneurs and their …

The Workplace

The keys to a successful remote work strategy

Remote work can be a win-win opportunity for employers and employees alike. The benefits to your employee engagement, retention and morale, as well …

The Workplace

Egnyte analyses 25 PBs of data to discover how businesses manage their content

Do businesses know what sort of data they have -- and more importantly -- where it is stored?<p>Is your organisation wasting storage on video files? Is …

Google Chrome

In love with your pajamas? Learn how to work from home effectively

For the past several years, remote work seemed to be the holy grail of the 21st-century workforce. The opportunity to work from anywhere in the world …

Productivity

The downside to being a “digital nomad”? Depression.

In 2014, my fiancee and I decided to move back to her home state of New Jersey. I had just recently quit my 9 to 5 office job in Washington, D.C. to …

Inspiration

Austin is the No. 1 big city for telecommuting, study says

Austin is the capital of Texas, but it's also the nation's capital of telecommuting. A new 50-city study shows that Austin boasts the largest share …

Texas

Low-Residency Education and the Future of Work

Blog: Technology and LearningWe are in a moment when telecommuting seems to be falling out of favor. The conventional wisdom about remote work is …

The Workplace

Why IBM Brought Remote Workers Back To The Office -- And Why Your Company Might Be Next

In 2009, IBM reported that 40% of its 386,000 employees in 173 countries were working remotely. That policy allowed IBM to sell off its office buildings at a gain of almost $2 billion. Hailed as a savvy business strategy, the trend of telecommuting was soon in full swing.<p>Impressive, right? Why …

The Workplace

Millennials, who grew up with the Internet, accelerate shift to telecommuting

As companies get more comfortable with telecommuting and the U.S. immigration system continues to tighten, workplaces may start to look a lot more …

The Workplace

17 Things You Need to Know About Remote Work

If you're thinking of joining a distributed workforce, here are some things you should know.<p>Just because someone is working from home doesn’t mean they’re sitting in front of their TV watching Netflix in their pajamas. Recent research has found that remote workers are actually more productive than …

The Workplace

What to Do When Your Team Asks to Work From Home

Remote work has a little to do with technology and a lot to do with trust.<p>Countless research studies have shown that working remotely is the future of business. In a survey conducted at London Business School’s Global Leadership Summit, of the 600 executives, entrepreneurs and business academics in …

The Workplace

Advice for people who work from home

In either setting, make sure you have the tools necessary to do your job and communicate smoothly with coworkers in other locations. A reliable internet connection that can handle videoconference calls is a must, as are a pair of headphones to improve audio quality. If you’ll be accessing the …

Work from Home

Telecommuting Didn't Cause Your Collaboration Woes

Daisy Hernandez's official title is global VP of product management for SAP Jam Collaboration — in other words, her job ultimately is to sell …

The Workplace

Creating A Productive Home Office Environment Even With Kids

According to a 2016 survey of American remote workers, about 91% of people who work from home feel that they’re more productive than when they’re in …

Lifestyle

Why Remote Work Is Nothing to Fear

how can businesses successfully transition to a remote working ethos without putting productivity and culture at risk?<p><i>By Vik Patel, CEO of Future Hosting.</i><p>In the last few years, remote work has become increasingly popular with both employers and employees. According to Global Workplace Analytics, …

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Companies that support remote work experience 25 percent lower employee turnover (and other findings)

A new survey shows the pros and cons of a distributed workforce.<p>Employees are more loyal if they're allowed to work remotely.<p>That's according to a …

The Workplace

Remote working works ... but the 'off' button can be hard to find

Working remotely is seen as a win-win situation for employees and their bosses and is growing significantly worldwide. But a new study finds that …

Stop Managing Your Remote Workers As If They Work Onsite

Back in May, IBM did something that really pissed me off. They made the call to eliminate their remote work options, and then gave its employees an …

The Workplace

Despite ‘technoference’, working remotely benefits all (but especially employers)

In the US, roughly 25% of workers were doing some or all of their work at home in 2015‚ up from about 20% in 2003.<p>In SA‚ companies and cities are …

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The refusal to accept a remote colleague could prove dangerous

It is no secret how widely accepted and common telecommuting is getting. Both parties of the work arrangement are becoming tender to the concept of …

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Please lead with the location of the position and include the keywords REMOTE, INTERNS and/or VISA when the corresponding sort of candidate is …

Employment

Breaking Through the Mental Block of Remote Work

Goumbik / PixabayAs kids, we go to school five days per week. We are trained from a young age that work is something that happens at a specific …

The Workplace

Employees Love Working from Home. But Are They Engaged?

We live in an era of increased telecommuting, and employees love it that way. Global Analytics Workplace estimates that roughly 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time, 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial …

The Workplace

WATCH: A behind-the-scenes peek at Dublin's diverse co-working scene

Is this because the term is being used for inappropriate spaces? Or perhaps because co-working means something different to everyone who joins – or …

News (Ireland)

The Company That Believes Being A Mom, Military Wife Or Expat Is A Major Asset

Audrey Fairbrother and her husband, an Army officer, moved from Kentucky to Colorado in 2013. Audrey searched for a marketing job, but was hesitant to let prospective employers know that she was a military wife. “When I got interviews for jobs I really wanted, I had to lie,” she says. “I usually …

The things no one tells you about working remote

I first started working in office for Hibox at their headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. I was part of a team that have built a complete digital …

The Workplace

A Critical Leadership Skill: Managing a Remote Workforce

Felix_Broennimann / Pixabay<p>The 9-to-5 workweek in the office is quickly becoming obsolete. Remote workers are more common, but some companies aren’t …

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