Unobtrusive Ways to Keep Tabs on Remote Employees

Today’s post is provided by my friends at SocialMonsters.ogr Up to 90 percent of the U.S. workforce says they would like to telework at least part of the time, according to research compiled by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Meanwhile, Fortune 1000 companies around the world are rapidly adjusting their business model around mobile employees. Remote employees are good …

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Strategies to Help You Manage Remote Workers

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org Numerous studies have shown that remote workers are more productive, more efficient and less stressed than people who work in a more traditional office setting. Remote workers do not have to deal with typical office distractions like impromptu meetings, gossiping or loud co-workers. While …

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Managing Virtual Teams

I attended the “unconference” of HREvolution 2011 that was held in Atlanta this past weekend. I attended a very interactive discussion on managing virtual teams (aka telecommuting) that was conducted by Eric Winegardner of Monster.Com. He and his team are “road warriors” so he spoke about his personal experience in managing his team. The message …

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The Mobile Workforce: Are There Enough Coffee Shops to Handle Us All?

One result (among many) of the past couple of years has been the number of people who are “mobile” workers. Some of these mobile workers are actually looking for work, or as I like to call them “self-employed with deferred compensation”. Some of the mobile workers are like me. I have opted to work out of …

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The New Telecommuting Law.

Federal worker preparing for telecommuting. Yes, you read that right. There is a new law on telecommuting. Signed into law on December 9, 2010 we have the new Telework Enhancement Act (H.R. 1722). Now if you are in the private sector you do not have to worry about this law (other than as a taxpayer.) …

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Telecommuting and HR

I read an article in Fast Company entitled Robots Are Changing the Future of Telecommuting written by Ariel Schwartz in which she describes her experience with using a robot as her presence in the office. The robot is, as she describes it, “a hybrid of WALL-E and a Segway“. Although she was in her home …

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