March 17, 2008

Telecommuting News Summary 031708

Work at home, home based business and telecommuting news for the week ending March 17, 2008.

The ‘naked truth’ about telecommuting
North County Times, CA - Mar 17, 2008
Lister and husband, Tom Harnish, are big fans of telecommuting. They have done it for years. And they are trying to get many people to follow suit —- or

The truth about telecommuting
Ottawa Citizen, Canada - Mar 15, 2008
Working from home, or “telecommuting,” is becoming more commonplace and popular among workers as technological advancements allow for it.

Cable modem chasm
Stockton Record, CA - 5 hours ago
“They are telecommuters,” Mobley said. “I have a lady who does accounting for a technical company in San Jose.” Another of Mobley’s customers is a


telecommuting could help staff balance work, life
Currents, CA - Mar 10, 2008
They’re telecommuters. For some staff members, a computer with a high-speed connection and the appropriate software, a phone, any relevant files or

Are telecommuters worth the extra cost?
FierceCIO, DC - Mar 13, 2008
This week, we report on a Cisco study that finds it costs money to protect the security of remote workers. No surprise there, seeing as nothing is free.

It’s a new world at home
Cape Cod Times, MA - Mar 16, 2008
Today, home-based entrepreneurs, solo practitioners, independent workers and telecommuters occupy a central role in any discussion about the future of

telecommuting is a win-win deal
TCPalm, FL - Mar 10, 2008
By Allan Appel (Contact) A compilation of academic studies has been released to support the many benefits of telecommuting. It generally involves someone

House committee passes plain language, telecommuting bill, DC - Mar 13, 2008
a measure to increase telecommuting opportunities for federal employees and three bills to increase accountability among government contractors.

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The Death of telecommuting?
Gay Wired, CA - Mar 13, 2008
By George F Franks III Much has been written over the past several months about the pending death of telecommuting. Companies and their management have been

Can Web commuting end the skills shortage?
iT News, Australia - Mar 10, 2008
And according to HR Shiever, managing director of Citrix Online Asia Pacific, the shift towards telecommuting is likely to continue as the decade wears on.

Lawmakers push telework as overall participation drops, VA - Mar 11, 2008
By Ben Bain The latest legislation aimed at boosting federal telecommuting is expected to be marked up by a House committee March 13 as lawmakers in both

Telework Coalition Announces Denver Regional Telework Event
Emediawire (press release), WA - Mar 14, 2008
2008 — The Telework Coalition, Inc. (TelCoa) the nation’s largest non profit association enabling and supporting telework and telecommuting announced

The boss can never be too close: survey
Globe and Mail, Canada - Mar 12, 2008
More and more workers may be using telecommuting, video-conferencing and other technology to work collaboratively from far-flung locales, but both workers

TeleTech to Host TelCoa Regional Telework Forum - Mar 11, 2008
The half-day event will include the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and other practitioners of remote working and telecommuting. TTEC

Getting by with Generation Y
Republican & Herald, PA - 5 hours ago
“They want to be held accountable but also want to have flexibility in their lives, including work schedules, telecommuting, home-office arrangements and

An important 100 days
Hagerstown Morning Herald, MD - Mar 16, 2008
High bandwidth telecommuting hubs could be built at the four compass points around major cities like Washington and New York.

Redmond Startup CyberSavvy.NET Helps Companies Withstand
Earthtimes, UK - Mar 11, 2008
Project360 also helps organizations realize cost savings from telecommuting while safeguarding against a lesser degree of control and reduced productivity

Director of Electronic and Print Communications
Minonline, NY - Mar 11, 2008
Arrangements for a feasible telecommuting agreement for this position will be considered, at the discretion of the NLEOMF’s Executive Team.

New handbook offers advice on freelance careers
Akron Beacon Journal, OH - Mar 10, 2008
If you feel like you’ve hit a dead end with your employer and aren’t having any luck finding a telecommuting-friendly new job, one of the quickest remedies


Strategies for Surviving the Slump
BusinessWeek - Mar 14, 2008
If you’ve been telecommuting a lot, consider spending more time in the office. You may also want to make more aggressive financial moves, such as taking out

Consider Your Options
TIME - Mar 13, 2008
newest thing in keeping an aging workforce happy. Unlike stock options, benefits such as flextime, telecommuting and concierge services are a sure thing.

Valley folks do part by cutting car, water waste
Modesto Bee, CA - Mar 15, 2008
I do some telecommuting each week. We’ve had our local water utility do a residential water audit, which is free of charge. They come in and check your

GOING GREEN, CO - Mar 14, 2008
the handset and using energy-efficient equipment to evangelizing the environmental benefits of telecommuting and teleconferencing, the analyst said.

With gas prices soaring, people trying to cut driving
Newsday, NY - Mar 11, 2008
“Don’t do that anymore thanks to rising costs,” he said in an e-mail yesterday. “And my boss prefers the telecommuting this way too.”

Don’t get pregnant if you want to get a job promotion
Shanghai Daily, China - Mar 14, 2008
These include telecommuting, elastic working hours, allowing work at home and so on. Ernst & Young (EY), for instance, launched a flexible program that

Spending down debt: Start retirement with a clean slate
WalletPop, VA - Mar 14, 2008
You may be able to set up a telecommuting assignment, where you can work primarily from home. * A phased retirement plan may be offered at your company.

Prescription for gas sanity
Santa Rosa Press Democrat, CA - Mar 14, 2008
telecommuting: To get people off the roads and thus ease the pain of runaway gas prices, businesses should be given tax breaks for encouraging and enabling

Valley residents can create healthy air
Visalia Times-Delta, CA - Mar 14, 2008
vehicle miles traveled by individuals within each organization: telecommuting; flexible work schedules; and on-site employee services such as banking,

Generation Y is changing the workforce rules
WTN News, WI - Mar 13, 2008
“The older generations want flexibility, and the younger ones do, too,” Holmes said, naming telecommuting and job-sharing as examples of flexible work

FCC chief Martin asked to produce extensive documents in probe, CO - Mar 13, 2008
and all e-mail communications relating to new hires, personnel reassignments and details and telecommuting arrangements (GS–13 and above and Senior

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