Telecommuting

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Contemplating a remote work policy? You’re not alone. Many careers no longer require punching a time clock. In fact, research indicates that 70% of people work remotely at least once a week. Nevertheless, many employers have not yet embraced remote work.

December 28, 2018

 

 

An interesting piece of research on publicly available WiFi access in England led to a question that made me pause. Should employees be paid for commuting time?

October 17, 2018

 

On July 24, 2018, SHRM president and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. testified before the Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, on the on benefits of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) for both employers and employees.

To view the press release, please click here.

July 24, 2018

 


 

Severe weather events, like the recent “Bomb Cyclone” along the Eastern seaboard, can negatively impact organizations disrupting productivity and derailing employees’ ability to get to their jobs. However, employers who utilize effective workflex practices can help alleviate many of the problems and stresses caused by weather emergencies.

January 29, 2018

 

 


 

Christmas tree fires account for an average of 200 house fires every year and 37% of those occur in January. I am reminded this time of year that it is time to check the batteries in my smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector. Early in my career I was part of the team that treated patients after they had been exposed to the colorless and odorless carbon monoxide gas.

December 28, 2017

 

As my great-grandfather would always say:  “Expect the unexpected so when it reaches you you’re not surprised.”  Good advice generally . . .  but especially today. . . given the chaos caused by recent major weather events.  So, what can employers do to “expect the unexpected”?

The answer is . . . Prepare.

October 7, 2017

 

    

 

The number of remote workers is on the rise in the United States with about 3.7 million employees currently working remotely at least half of the time, according to Global Workplace Analytics. In many industries, technology like mobile and video conferencing, instant messaging, and wireless internet enables employees to stay productive and connected from anywhere.

September 12, 2016

I have written a number of times that the part of the future of work is both telecommuting and a free-agent workforce. More and more companies are using or allowing a greater freedom in telecommuting. More companies are using independent contractors who do not have to be present to perform the work that can be done digitally. I think this is a great move that will improve lives and productivity for a large number of people.

October 16, 2015

Telework done right can be an important component of building and maintaining an effective and flexible workplace. This matters because data reveals that employees in effective and flexible workplaces are more likely to be highly engaged, satisfied with their jobs, and more likely to stay with their employers.

October 7, 2015

Telecommuting Not a Reasonable Accommodation, Court Rules

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September 3, 2015

 

Telework option for foreign service officers’ families in pilot phase

Employers’ increased acceptance of telecommuting and flexible schedules is redefining the workweek.

“Workers want more flexibility in their schedules, and with improvements in technology that enable employees to check in at any time, from anywhere, it makes sense to allow employees to work outside the traditional nine-to-five schedule,” said Rosemary Haefner, CareerBuilder’s chief human resources officer, in a statement.

July 31, 2015

4 Ways HR Can Use Technology in the Future

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May 18, 2015

Calif.: What HR Professionals Need To Know About Telecommuting

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April 17, 2015

 

In this electronically connected workforce, telecommuting or working from home is easier than ever. Research shows that employees who work from home tend to be more productive then when in the office, but setting up a telecommuting policy may not be as easy as it sounds. There are certain legal implications that employers should consider when allowing employees to work from home.

February 24, 2015