Telecommuting News Summary 092809

Businesses count cost of disaster

BusinessWorld Online‎2 hours ago‎
Telecommuting, or having employees work from home using internet connections, may be viable for small-time operations like animation and transcription

Small business: Tips on managing telecommuters

NewsdayJamie Herzlich‎2 hours ago‎
Over the years, technology has created an extremely mobile workforce, fueling the growth of telecommuting, or teleworking as it’s often called.

NTT America Announces LEED Gold Certification For its Ashburn, VA (press release)‎3 hours ago‎
air flow management in data centers; alternative power supplies; improving recycling company-wide; and subsidizing mass transit and telecommuting.

Rise of the results-oriented work environment

This is London‎4 hours ago‎
After tinkering for several years – allowing more telecommuting for example Gap implemented a ROWE pilot programme last year. Staff turnover dropped and

Survey: Businesses ready for flu pandemic

FierceCIOJudi Hasson‎4 hours ago‎
In many cases, businesses are preparing for their workers to telecommute in the event of a high-level of flu. Along with that comes the importance of a

OPM chief urges more frequent telework

Federal TimesStephen Losey‎5 hours ago‎
Telework is perfect for a situation like the G20 because it changes the conversation entirely, Berry said. Instead of asking, ‘What’s the minimum we can

Driving people away

Buffalo News‎7 hours ago‎
Telecommuting is popular. Living where you work is not the critical factor it was years ago. Just ask B. Thomas Golisano, the billionaire businessman who

Workplaces adapt to nature of work

24 Hours Vancouver‎9 hours ago‎
to help Telus workers maximize their time, Lang discovered that about 65% of employees in most workplaces are mobile — they telework from time to time,

Bosses: Don’t come to work

Dailyrecord.comJake Remaly‎10 hours ago‎
In the event of a severe flu outbreak, the CDC recommends telecommuting as one way to help keep companies productive and safe. With that in mind,

New 35W features opening to relieve congestion

Minnesota Public RadioDan Olson‎10 hours ago‎
MnDOT is encouraging companies to allow workers who use 35W to work from home one day a week–a concept they call telecommuting.

Boulder, Broomfield workforce faring better than state

Daily CameraAlicia Wallace‎11 hours ago‎
Lucy Floyd heard the sentiment that, because of the recession, businesses looking to save on costs would turn to more part-time and telecommuting positions.

Doing Right by Customers

Multichannel NewsK.C. Neel‎12 hours ago‎
Cox was one of the first companies in the industry to provide on-site day care for CSRs and it’s an active proponent of telecommuting.

Has your business prepared for the flu?

Sarasota Herald-TribuneJerry Chautin‎13 hours ago‎
More specifically, it asks you to do the following: Examine policies for leave, telework and employee compensation. Determine who will be responsible for

Telework Town Hall

GovExec.comBrittany R. Ballenstedt‎14 hours ago‎
Wired Workplace has been trying to follow the Twitter updates from Thursday’s Telework Exchange town hall

Employers Must Be Aware of Presenteeism

Justice News Flash‎16 hours ago‎
allow employees to carry over unused sick leave each year to enable employees to build a comfortable cushion or to allow sick employees to telecommute.

Several ounces of prevention: What can you do about the flu this

El Paso TimesErica Molina Johnson‎17 hours ago‎
Consider telecommuting or flexible hours if necessary to increase physical distance among employees, particularly if recommended by the local health

Double trouble

Worcester TelegramLisa Eckelbecker‎Sep 27, 2009‎
urging them to consider changes in operations such as telecommuting or policies that could encourage positive behavior, such as staying home when sick.

Support broadband access here, across US

Statesman Journal‎Sep 27, 2009‎
Thousands of Oregon jobs depend on reliable broadband, and telecommuting helps us improve our air quality. Yet despite the importance, the US ranks 15th

Build More Roads? Why Not Just Drive Less?

Washington Post‎Sep 26, 2009‎
I agree that we have yet to tap deeply into the possibilities for telecommuting and believe it’s part of the solution. Just a part, though: It will be

Was summit good for business?

Pittsburgh Post GazetteGary Rotstein‎Sep 26, 2009‎
Major corporations had thousands of office workers either doing their jobs at temporary locations, telecommuting from home or simply taking the day off.

OnLove: Nuptials — Megan McCarthy and Haile Gebregziabher

Washington PostPatricia Mccarthy‎Sep 26, 2009‎
LOCATION: St. Michael’s Church, Silver Spring; Adelphi Mill, Adelphi How they met: In 2006, Megan was telecommuting from her home town of Pittsburgh but

Pfizer Again Lands on 100 Best Companies List

Trading Markets (press release)‎Sep 26, 2009‎
Pfizer and the other winning companies are creating programs that support families, with 100 percent offering flextime, on-site lactation and telecommuting;

Firms bracing for rash of H1N1-related absences

Chicago TribuneRobert Channick‎Sep 26, 2009‎
Many CME employees already telecommute, and with the growth of electronic trading, even die-hard floor traders may opt to do business remotely during the

Tungle Brings Calendar Accelerator to iPhone

prMac (press release)‎Sep 26, 2009‎
This challenge is often furthered by participants who are telecommuting, working within other organizations or located in different time zones.

Companies gird for H1N1 invasion

Danbury News TimesRichard Lee‎Sep 25, 2009‎
“Developing programs to cross-train employees, creating telecommuting policies and revising sick leave allowances are just some of the recommended ways for

Has your employer told you what to do if you get swine flu?

Seattle TimesMichelle Goodman‎Sep 25, 2009‎
Americans polled said their employer has yet to utter a peep about swine flu prevention in the workplace and related sick leave or telework policies.

Clinton on importance of Iran talks

msnbc.comDomenico Montanaro‎Sep 25, 2009‎
You’d think his wife would be the one to make such an announcement, with her being Sec. of State and all, but his must be her day to tele-commute to work.

US Chamber: How to do flu

Capitol ReportBetsy Sundquist‎Sep 25, 2009‎
or expand policies and tools to promote social distancing, such as reducing the number of face-to-face meetings and allowing employees to telecommute.

Guest column: An ounce of prevention: Addressing H1N1 at work

Bakersfield CalifornianKaty C. Raytis‎Sep 25, 2009‎
Other policies, such as telecommuting and remote access, should be considered especially for employees who work in areas critical to business operations.

UC for Competitive Enterprises

ComputerworldTom S. Noda‎Sep 25, 2009‎
IDC believes spending in UC will see good growth on that time as there has been a significant increase in telecommuting among enterprises recently,

Tech Giants Cited as Great Places for Moms to Work

TonicJudy Mottl‎Sep 25, 2009‎
a press release that noted all honorees offer flextime and telecommuting options and that 98 percent provide job-sharing and wellness programs as well.

Marriott International Named a ‘100 Best Company’ by Working

PR Newswire (press release)‎Sep 25, 2009‎
This year, the magazine highlighted Marriott’s flex staffing option, which allows employees to reduce hours, handpick projects and telecommute as needed.

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TMC Net‎Sep 25, 2009‎
and mobile workers, enabling corporate information services, Internet access, telecommuting and videoconferencing within their organizations.

Turning the tables at a job interview

The Virginian-PilotMary Ellen Slayter‎Sep 25, 2009‎
If there’s an official policy that supports telecommuting and alternate work hours, do workers take advantage of it? Why do I want to work here?

What the Government Can Learn from Google

IT Business Edge‎Sep 25, 2009‎
The Computerworld story also mentions Berry’s desire to improve telecommuting programs. That’ll be a challenge, as budget cuts and security concerns have

Get a Life: Telework resistance in agencies at odds with benefits

FCW.comJudy Welles‎Sep 25, 2009‎
In the report to Congress on the status of telework at federal agencies, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry wrote, “We have significant work

Telecommuting not all it’s cracked up to be

WalletPop‎Sep 25, 2009‎
I know that telecommuting from home sounds ideal — no boss, no clock to punch, no co-workers bugging you to meet a deadline. You save money on gas,

The Reality of Robot Surrogates

Telepresence Options (blog)Anne-Marie Corley‎Sep 25, 2009‎
Blackwell has been using QA to telecommute to his office for the past few weeks so he can enjoy the “sun streaming in” his windows in the morning while his

Working With Employees Pays Off

Minyanville.comLaurie Petersen‎Sep 25, 2009‎
All the companies on the list offer flexible scheduling and telecommuting — for all employees regardless of gender or marital status.

BUYINS.NET: (ADTN) SqueezeTrigger Price is $24.446. There is

Trading Markets (press release)‎Sep 25, 2009‎
and mobile workers, enabling corporate information services, Internet access, telecommuting and videoconferencing within their organizations.

10 surefire ways to tick off your co-workers (Printer friendly)‎Sep 25, 2009‎
Telecommuting can be a tremendous win-win but if you stretch it to its limits, you may blow the policy for yourself and others.

Two top feds say it might be time for a change in telework policy‎Sep 25, 2009‎
constitutes teleworking in order to expand its practice. Our own Max Cacas is just back from the Telework Exchange’s Town Hall meeting and tells us more.

From the Blogosphere

SYS-CON Media (press release)Reuven Cohen, Deborah Strickland‎Sep 25, 2009‎
In the contact center and elsewhere, the transition from commute to telecommute benefits employers, employees, end user customers and the environment alike.

Where they stand on Virginia’s major issues

Washington Business JournalVandana Sinha‎Sep 25, 2009‎
That means business tax credits, $1200 for a telecommuting employee and $500 for a flextime schedule. For Deeds, who qualified a recent no-new-taxes pledge

Businesses brace for flu season

Business GazetteChris Huntemann, Melissa J. Brachfeld‎Sep 25, 2009‎
Companies should look at their human resources as well as their existing telework structures to help employees who may need to stay home with a sick child,

Architect stresses energy efficiency

St. Louis Post-DispatchTim Bryant‎Sep 24, 2009‎
There’s now more telecommuting and working from home, too. We do this at HOK. We work all over the place. It doesn’t really matter where we live.

Transportation Secretary’s goals jibe with county’s, Spano says

Lower Hudson Journal newsKen Valenti‎Sep 24, 2009‎
programs to cut back travel by encouraging broadband fiber optic installations and telecommuting opportunities that would allow people to work at home.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Ranked in Top Ten of Working Mother’s ‘100

PR Newswire (press release)‎Sep 24, 2009‎
These include flexible work arrangements, sabbaticals, telecommuting and generous leave policies, among others. Each year, approximately 2000 PwC

Federal Diary: Agency Chief Makes the Case for Teleworking

Washington PostEd O’Keefe‎Sep 24, 2009‎
“A telework day is a workday. You are to be engaged in the workplace,” he reminded the crowd at a town hall meeting hosted by the Telework Exchange at the

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