Does allowing telecommuting make it more difficult to fire employees?

The answer like the majority of questions in HR is “It depends” as articulated in an article by Daniel Schwarz of Jackson Lewis in his discussion of the case Hostettler v. College of Wooster, in the 6th District Court of Appeals (Ohio.) The case According to Schwarz, the employee in question was suffering from recovering …

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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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Do You Think Telecommuting Can't Produce Great Work?

Laurie Ruettimann writes in her blog, The Cynical Girl, that Human Resources types are often the “roadblock” to organizations using telecommuting as a flexible workplace strategy. Since many HR folks are some of the most conservative people I know I agree with her statements. Many in HR don’t trust employees to be working hard while …

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