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Telecommuters Happier, Notes Poll, but a Good Chair Would Be Nice

July 22, 2011
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The Staples Advantage survey, which was conducted in May, polled more than 140 employees from a variety of industries who work at least one day a week from home.
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SHRM Survey Cuts in Benefits Causing Headaches for HR

June 27, 2011
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Nearly three-fourths of HR practitioners surveyed reported a negative impact on benefits because of the economy—a 5 percent increase from 2010.
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Out of Site: Remote Possibilities

June 6, 2011
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More employers are benefiting from a mobile workforce through improved productivity, increased employee satisfaction and reduced costs, but they also face new management challenges.
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Tips for Managing Mobile Workers

June 5, 2011
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From collaboration to prepping the tech help desk at the home office, constant communication is the key to successfully managing a mobile workforce.
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Cubicle-Sharing Website Seeks to Match Telecommuters and an Office

May 31, 2011
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Loosecubes, which helps users share their underutilized office spaces is tapping into Facebook to expand its network; specializing in interesting venues.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can Employees Adapt to Working Virtually?

November 11, 2010
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Our not-for-profit will be moving to smaller quarters at the end of the year. We will be “hotel-ing” employees in the new space, and encouraging much of the staff to work from home at least part of each week. How do we help people adjust? Which policies effectively keep productivity and dedication high in organizations with a dispersed workforce?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Are the Best Work-at-Home Guidelines

May 18, 2010
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Our software company is evaluating the idea of letting some employees work from home. However, we are concerned about cutting down on distractions and making sure they remain productive. We would like to provide some basic work-at-home guidelines to them. What should we include?
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Working Time

April 23, 2010
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Commentary: Just what is the 'normal workday'? For many of us, it’s a concept that no longer has any meaning. The time is not far off when people will work when they want to, and they will be judged and rewarded by what they achieve.
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Manhattan Hotel Unveils High-Tech Videoconferencing Facility Designed to Help Reduce Travel and Training Costs

February 24, 2010
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As business travel continues its long slump, the Marriott is one of three company properties to initially offer a high-tech videoconferencing service. Go There Virtual Meetings, which costs $500 an hour, is designed for sidelined road warriors.
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