Telecommuting

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Many of us are “stuck” inside with our significant others. For most of us, we’re probably seeing a whole new side of them as we work from home alongside each other. Personally, there’s no one I’d rather be with 24/7! But, that’s a long time to be around anybody, so here are some tips to come out of these unprecedented times stronger, together.

Set Boundaries & Be Courteous

March 25, 2020

 


 

Just last week major corporations began implementing voluntary work from home policies that have quickly become mandatory as sweeping and very draconian social distancing measures are being mandated by major municipalities across the country.  

March 19, 2020

 

 

Human Resource executives are being asked to take the lead in facilitating the transition of significant portions of their workforce to a virtual environment. Currently, working from home has become a reality for a wide swath of employees and in many organizations literally overnight with no warning or time to train your managers or staff.

So where do you start?

March 18, 2020

 

Q: After working all of my adult life in a regular office job with regular hours, I have accepted a new position working remotely from home.   I’ll have occasional in-person meetings with other remote colleagues, but I’d say 95% of the time I’ll be on my own.

March 18, 2020

 

We all kind of know this fact. Once you get more than 30 minutes away from your job, no matter how you actually come into work, it starts to feel like a chore. You begin to hate the commute. Doesn’t matter if you drive, take a train, walk, etc. 30 minutes, one-way, is our max!

It’s called Marchetti’s Constant: 

January 9, 2020

 

 

 

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

News Updates
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