Work At Home & Home Business Weekly News Summary

Work at home, home business, and freelance job news for the week ending March 3, 2008.

Coping with the Elements

Human Resource Executive Online, PA – March 3, 2008

So if you add bad weather to that, the problem is only more serious” and the argument for telecommuting becomes even stronger.

At what gas price will you carpool?

Seattle Times, United States – March 3, 2008

With telecommuting not yet practical for most workers, and without widespread public transportation in some areas, that leaves us with the specter of

The problem with rural Britain

BBC News, UK – March 3, 2008

The social implications of telecommuting could also be dramatic. If more people stay in rural areas during the day, rather than traveling into town for

Striking A Balance

Worcester Business Journal, MA – March 3, 2008

Qualifying employees can tweak their work schedules by taking extended lunches, telecommuting or compressing their work weeks. And as Hirsch noted,

Forbes says region among the smartest

Connecticut Post, CT – March 3, 2008

Forbes has published numerous lists in the last several years, such as “The World’s Most Earthquake-Vulnerable Cities,” “The Best Places to telecommute,”

SMBs in India to Spend US $9.7 Billion on IT this Year, says AMI

Tekrati Industry Analyst Reporter, CA – March 3, 2008

a tremendous growth among MBs in 2007 due to increased broadband penetration, increasing notebook users, workforce mobility and a telecommuting culture.

A “Family Friendly” Backlash

Workforce Management, Ca – March 3, 2008

But instead of receiving notes of thanks for flextime, day-care centers, telecommuting opportunities, child-care reimbursement accounts and the like,

Telecommuting in Trouble – Or Is It?

WebWorkerDaily, CA – March 3, 2008

A recent column in the Wall Street Journal pulls together a series of reports on retrenchments in telecommuting policies: AT&T, Intel, HP, and the federal

Big Businesses Decrease Telecommuting

BroadbandReports.com, NY – March 3, 2008

Despite this, many large companies seem to be moving away from allowing their employees to telecommute and are even requiring that some employees who

Some companies rethink the telecommuting trend

Annapolis Capital, MD – March 3, 2008

“Jim from Minneapolis” said he and many of his telecommuting colleagues were being called back to the office. After years of working productively from home,

First woman managing partner at Ernst & Young’s local office knows

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA – Mar 1, 2008

And I telecommute from home a lot. I typically go home at 6 pm and I’ll be with my family until they go to bed at 8:30 pm And then I’ll get online at 9 pm

Tails of Marin: It’s a dog’s life at pooch-positive office

Marin Independent-Journal, CA – Mar 1, 2008

In addition to familiar perks like flex time and telecommuting, many companies are welcoming pets into the workplace, either on an occasional or regular

High-speed Hilltowns Verizon will offer broadband soon

Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription), MA – Mar 1, 2008

“In addition to the economic benefits, broadband access would also have a positive environmental impact by making telecommuting possible, which of course

The week’s top Personal Finance stories

MarketWatch – Mar 1, 2008

If you feel like you’ve hit a dead end with you employer and aren’t having any luck finding a telecommuting-friendly new job, one of the quickest remedies

Firm boosts Atomic

St. Cloud Times, MN – Feb 29, 2008

Most jobs will be based in Central Minnesota; due to telecommuting some jobs will not be generated locally, he said. But all jobs will stay in Minnesota.

Human Resource Professionals Respond To Flu Season

Medical News Today (press release), UK – Feb 29, 2008

Just over one in 10 offer telecommuting options for workers who are ill but ask to work from home. The 2008 Flu Prevention in the Workplace Survey from the

For Every Watt We Use On the Internet, We Save 10 Watts!

EcoGeek, MT – Feb 29, 2008

telecommuting a couple days per week, reading news online, emails, document downloads, and instant messages all allow people and things to travel while

Poll: Most say Tuesday is their most productive day

Bizjournals.com, NC – Feb 29, 2008

“Since California workers often telecommute, Fridays are often days that you cannot contact people because they have the day off.

Telework measure clears workforce subcommittee

GovExec.com, DC – Feb 29, 2008

According to a December Office of Personnel Management report, the number of federal employees who telecommute fell from 119248 in 2005 to 110592 in 2007,

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