Remote work has always been a heavily debated topic, especially among HR professionals, who frequently face challenges that relate to employee productivity and development. There’s pressure to figure out how employees can achieve peak performance, and how managers can enable … Read more
Despite the advantages remote workers bring to an organization, several big-name organizations have been in the news for bringing employees back into the office. One of the most recent, IBM, told thousands of its workers last year that they had … Read more
If it seems like more people are working from home these days, they are.
Every year the organization I work for, FlexJobs, researches the state of remote work. Our 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report shows … Read more
What’s your big plan for your business or team in 2018? We all want to stretch, improve and grow, but sometimes figuring out exactly how to scale your work is a challenge. I know I’m still figuring this out as … Read more
The beginning of a new year brings with it a flurry of optimism: Will this be the year our business gets its big break? Is this the year we find love, or finally achieve that long-term goal? As 2016 has … Read more
What’s to become of the traditional work office?
Is it possible that communications tools like Skype, Zoom.us and Google Hangouts will have the effect of making communal office spaces obsolete?
Is the day coming when organizations will redeploy workers to … Read more
Undoubtedly, a sense of well-being is one of the precious joys of living. It’s foundational to who we are and what we do. This important underpinning sets us up for success… or failure.
As a business owner, I appreciate the … Read more
Everyone likes perks, and today, businesses are waking up to that fact. Many are offering “in-house” bonuses like fully stocked fridges, free gym passes and employee relaxation spaces with Ping Pong or Foosball tables.
And while these benefits bring a … Read more
Are you seeking a way to enhance productivity in the office? Counter to what you may be considering, it may be beneficial for you to offer employees the opportunity to work remotely. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over … Read more
3 Honest Truths About This Profession
If there’s a lesson to be learned about telecommuting, is that it’s not for everyone. And why should it be? Some of us enjoy coming to work believe it or not. Perhaps, it’s because … Read more
Working from the beach, conference calls from the pool, emailing from your back yard. All these ideal scenarios come to mind when people think of working from a non-traditional space.
While this is true for some, for many it is … Read more
Say, “Good Morning.”
Go ahead. Say it out loud. Oh, but say it to someone else. Preferably in the morning. In person. Or on the phone. Or even online.
If it’s later in the day, maybe you can say, “Good … Read more