April 28, 2008

Telecommuting News Summary for Week Ending 04/28/08

Telecommuting, telework, work from home news summary for week ending April 28, 2008

Eco-Friendly Office Tips
Harbus Online, MA - 34 minutes ago
Telecommuting or working 4 extended days (as opposed to 5) can also help you decrease your carbon footprint. Once you get to work, try taking the stairs
Working From Home? So Are the Germs
Business Wire (press release), CA - 2 hours ago
“Although telecommuting offers many benefits like increased productivity and morale, and, of course, the luxury of working in your pajamas, home-office
MONDAY SOUNDOFF: Dagwood sets good example
Montgomery Advertiser, AL - 3 hours ago
The technology exists, the workers embrace telecommuting and offices outside crowded cities, but the management is stuck in the 19th century.
TIEKE Tietoyhteiskunnan Kehittämiskekus ry, Finland - 4 hours ago
By pioneering employee telecommuting and work-at-home programs, the company has also conserved approximately 8 million gallons of fuel in the US alone in
RemoteGurus.com Relaunched Freelance Job Board for Freelancers
24-7PressRelease.com (press release) - 5 hours ago
The platform is for telecommuters and those seeking skilled telecommute professionals. We are almost a decade into 2000 and telecommuting jobs are becoming
SOHO – What holds Future?
ITvoir, India - 6 hours ago
The terms like Telecommuting, Unified Communications, Telepresence and Second Life are touted as the next big things in the future workplaces.
Jobs expected to migrate with workers to suburbs
DetNews.com, MI - 7 hours ago
Employers are embracing telecommuting as a way to save overhead costs and make employees more productive and happy. “That’s going to change the way we do
‘Conserve Georgia’ could be governor’s legacy
Online Athens, GA - 8 hours ago
announcing in a news release that “the House of Representatives will implement a telecommuting plan to help its employees save on the cost of fuel.
What Can Green Do For You
TMCnet - 12 hours ago
It has been estimated that at least 33 million Americans today could telecommute to work, saving 67 million metric tons per year of potential greenhouse gas
What’s hip in government? All things green
Federal Times - 14 hours ago
Marketing materials encouraged the thousands of federal employees at the event to telecommute and to drive hybrid vehicles. “Whether it’s the real estate,
Time Warner Telecom Pushes for Telecommuting The solution to
Dslreports - 19 hours ago
A general manager for Time Warner Telecom (recently re-branded as TW Telecom) has penned an article arguing for a telecommuting increase in Honolulu.
Financial Firms Ahead of Business Continuity Curve, Says Survey
Securities Industry News (subscription), NY - 22 hours ago
The US test, which involved 2700 organizations, found that in periods of high absenteeism, many organizations would rely more heavily on telecommuting,
Wired to work
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI - Apr 27, 2008
The system harnesses the Internet and is commonly known as telecommuting or telework. For the purposes of this article I’ve broadened the concept and called
Do we have what it takes to really lower gas prices?
Dailyrecord.com, NJ - Apr 27, 2008
Steve Carrellas, state chapter coordinator for the National Motorists Association, spoke of a possible gas-driven boom in telecommuting.
Emission cuts begin at home for energy exec
Dallas Morning News, TX - Apr 27, 2008
Mr. Tonge is more excited than most executives about telecommuting because he worked on AT&T’s videoconferencing services years ago.
Routt County Spotlight: Todd Danielson
Steamboat Pilot, CO - Apr 26, 2008
The magazine I work for started “telecommuting” its employees, so we could live anywhere. A co-worker and I thought, “Let’s move to Steamboat!” So we did.
Got Art & ‘Net Skills? Work for Nine Inch Nails!
LAist, CA - Apr 26, 2008
Telecommute with lots of online and telephone check-ins are to be expected, and of course some “on-site work” in LA come with the territory, but if you’re
Green IT Can Be Simple
PC World - Apr 26, 2008
Similarly at Nortel, employees are encouraged to use teleconferencing — both audio and video instead of travelling to meetings, and telework to reduce real
Employees need to take charge of career
AZ Central.com, AZ - Apr 26, 2008
The ability to telecommute, reduce hours or take personal time off at certain stages in life may signal your value to your employer more than any pay
Better ways for going green
Waterbury Republican American, CT - Apr 26, 2008
Establish firm targets for the state bureaucracy to embrace telecommuting. Voters’ reactions to these measures would run the gamut from apathy to raw fear.
Some thoughts now that Earth Day is over for another year:
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - Apr 26, 2008
Walk, ride your bike, take the bus to work, carpool, telecommute, whatever. We’ll cut fuel bills, and pollution, as a result.
‘Job flexibility key to loyalty’
Hindustan Times, India - Apr 26, 2008
There are two main types of flexibility: location, such as telecommuting, and schedule and job sharing. These results, based on a health survey of 3193
Denver knocked off road to highway aid
Rocky Mountain News, CO - Apr 25, 2008
The US Department of Transportation program was aimed at showcasing congestion-fighting projects that combined tolling, transit, telecommuting and
Telecommuting tips
Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA - Apr 25, 2008
If you’re hoping to telecommute, here are some tips. 1. Don’t expect to start as a telecommuter. Most organizations offer this option to workers whose
Ohio State Workers Are Coping: It’s Now 8 to 5, With a 5-Day Week
New York Times, United States - Apr 25, 2008
By IAN URBINA As flextime and telecommuting are becoming increasingly popular, state officials in Ohio have begun moving in the opposite direction with a
House Speaker fights high gas prices with telecommuting
Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA - Apr 25, 2008
Governor’s office reports suggest thousands of state employees telework at various times during the year. A state agency report said those employees saved
Agencies plan to increase spending on telework technologies, study
GovExec.com, DC - Apr 25, 2008
Of the 127 chief information officers and IT directors, procurement officers and analysts surveyed by the Telework Exchange, 68 percent said their agency
Flexible Workplace Could Mean Fewer Absences, Improved Commitment
WFMY News 2, NC - Apr 25, 2008
to workers’ ability to modify where, when and how long job-related work is performed, through things like telecommuting or job sharing opportunities.
Wake Forest study finds better job commitment with worker flexibility
Bizjournals.com, NC - Apr 25, 2008
There are generally two types of flexibility: location, such as telecommuting, and schedule, such as flextime and job sharing.
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CNNMoney.com - Apr 25, 2008
You may also be able to cut down on your mileage by pitching the idea of telecommuting one or two days a week to your boss. We’ll have more on that next

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