Remote Working

Why a Work at Home Opportunity is Better than an Office Job

While telecommuting has been gaining popularity as of late, there can’t help but be a few critics of this new way of working. Some people still have …

The Workplace

Amazon, Dell, and 23 more companies that will let you work from anywhere

Filed under: Finance, Business, Companies<p><b>• In 2016, about 43% percent of Americans worked from home at least once and a while, according to Gallup.</b><p><b>• FlexJobs recently released a list of the best companies when it comes to telecommuting.</b><p><b>• The companies are from a range of industries and include some</b> …

AOL

USDA workers bristle at move to severely restrict telecommuting

A planned change in USDA policy on working remotely has employees agonizing about their job security, scrambling to find child and elder care, and worrying about household budgets as a result of extra commuting costs.<p>In February, the department will start enforcing a new policy that requires …

The Workplace

4 Simple Tips for Working From Home

<i>Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. The editor, Tim Herrera, emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.</i><p>This week I’ve invited Kenneth R. Rosen from the Smarter Living team to share some great tips about working from …

Productivity

The Top Remote Work Trends of 2018 (And How They Affect You)

There’s been a 115% increase in telecommuting over the last 10 years, and 43% of the U.S. workforce currently performs remote work to some degree.<p><b>So</b> …

The Workplace

The Stress of Remote Working

In software engineering, remote working makes a lot of sense since, most of the time, you only need a computer and an internet connection to perform …

The Workplace

Remote work is reaching unprecedented levels of popularity, and that’s a good thing

According to a report on the state of the American workplace, those who worked remotely 80-100% of the time rose from 24% in 2012 to 31% in 2016. This surge in remote work may not come as a surprise, as it appeals to many in fields across the board, even unlikely ones. The benefit of being able to …

The Workplace

AWS \ Azure - Cloud Architect (Telecommuting) in Sparta, NJ

Work with teams including technical, development, and operations, as well as external suppliers and contractors. SQL Programming in Query Language, …

Microsoft Azure

Winter Weather Threat issued for Monday's afternoon and evening commute

A Winter Weather Threat was issued for the Baltimore/Washington Metro area for Monday, according to authorities.<p>The National Weather Service warns of …

Weather

Mayor Durkan should encourage CEOs to support telecommuting

A smart way to combat Seattle’s worsening traffic congestion is for companies to allow more employees who can work from home to work off-site at …

Jenny Durkan

Prince William County Makes Decision on School Closings

Prince William County has made a decision on the status of school closings for Thursday.<p>PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA — All county schools will be closed …

Washington D.C.

Six Ways To Succeed At Remote Work

IBM recently made headlines for dismantling its policy that allowed remote work.<p>The technology giant was following in the footsteps of Yahoo Inc., which in 2013 also called its employees back to the office, saying it was needed for better speed and efficiency.<p>At Peak Support, we believe working …

The Workplace

The staggering number of people looking for a new job this January

One in five workers is looking for a new job, with many blaming poor management for wanting to move on, a study has revealed.<p>A survey of 1,000 …

Birmingham, UK

Q&A for federal workers: Telework eligibility

<b>Question:</b> How does the government decide who gets to telework and when? It seems so random.<p><b>Answer:</b> It’s not supposed to be. A 2010 law set standards for telework eligibility, with a presumption that employees are eligible unless they fall into one of its exceptions. Those exceptions mostly apply to …

U.S. Politics

Business Productivity Only Drops 5% Between Christmas and New Year's Day

There is a perception out there businesses slack during the last week of December, but how true is it? Egnyte wanted to find out, so it analyzed more …

Small Business

Even for these unlikely professions, any place is a workplace

For some employees, any place is a workplace. Remote work is growing in popularity. In 2016, 43% of US employees worked in a different location from their coworkers at least some of the time, and 20% worked remotely full time. It's not just freelancers: Today, remote work empowers professionals and …

The Workplace

Demand for remote working sure to keep growing

Amongst the trends likely to grow in the business place of 2018, remote working seems a concept becoming ever more established.<p>As recently as 10 …

News (Ireland)

3 Workplace Trends We Predicted for 2017 — and 3 We’d Like to See in 2018

Earlier this year, we speculated about what workplace trends we’d like to see grow in 2017.How’d we do? Let’s find out.And while we’re at it, let’s …

Frugal Living

Snow Could Make Evening Commute Dicey In NoVa, DC

Drivers are warned of possibly slick roads during the Friday afternoon rush hour with snow predicted in the Baltimore-Washington area.<p>WASHINGTON, DC …

Weather

Chance Of Light Snow May Snarl Baltimore-Washington Area Traffic

Plan ahead to allow extra time on the Thursday morning commute due to potentially icy roads, the National Weather Service advises.<p>BALTIMORE, MD — …

Weather

San Francisco Publishes “Best Practices” Checklist as New Lactation Ordinance Becomes Effective January 1, 2018

Earlier this year, we reported that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed legislation to assist working mothers by requiring employers to …

Law

The Secret to Remote Work? It’s Not All About You

Posted by Jessi Craige on 12 Dec 2017<p>You’re at a holiday party, and invariably, someone asks what you do. You respond, explaining that you work …

The Workplace

IDG Contributor Network: 3 options for securing BYOD data

In today’s mobile, cloud-first world, organizations are allowing unprecedented levels of work to be completed from outside of the office. Employees …

BYOD

Gianforte's 1st bill — expanding federal workers' telecommuting opportunities — passes House

House lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday extending some federal workers' opportunity to telecommute. The bill is a first for U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, …

Montana

Gianforte's 1st bill — expanding federal workers' telecommuting opportunities — passes House

House lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday extending some federal workers' opportunity to telecommute. The bill is a first for U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, …

Montana

Anti-Cafes: The Russian Solution to Your Remote Working Woes

Read the history of the concept of anti-cafe, a revolutionary workspace idea that originated in Russia and is now taking the world by storm.

Culture

IDG Contributor Network: Microservices for IAM: container security and personal data

Identity and access management has become a bit of a beast. It has gone from a system that was contained within an enterprise – usually directory …

APIs

The case for the office in the age of remote work

Automation, remote work and the budding migration from cities to suburbs are all changing how we define the workplace. These trends have heightened …

Employment

Vodacom opens R80m green building in Lesotho

South African telecom Vodacom has unveiled its first green building in Lesotho. The building is said to be worth R80 million.<p>According to Vodacom, …

Sustainability

The Best Advice For Remote Work Success From 10 Global Teams [Free Guide]

Let’s say it nice and loud for the people in the back:Remote work is here, and it’s revolutionizing the way we work.