Telecommuting

Telecommuting is a rising trend, allowing companies to build skilled workforces without a central location.

Pets in the Workplace

Pets in the Workplace

How can we call dogs “man’s best friend” when we lock them up at home alone for more than 40 hours every week? Okay, that’s a bit dramatic, but you get the point. As the workplace evolves it is becoming more common for employees to want to bring their pet. Pet-friendly policies often increase employee happiness which in turn increases productivity, but does it outweigh the possible negatives?

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How Do You Get to Work?

How Do You Get to Work?

Today is Bike to Work Day, and if you have to commute (*cough* telecommute *cough*), biking is a healthy and economical way to get to work. However, biking isn’t for everyone, so we’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of some of the most popular ways to get to work.

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How to Create a Professional Home Office

How to Create a Professional Home Office

With more people working from home, it’s important to make sure your home office can be a distraction-free place for organized and efficient work.

So before you pull out the measuring tape and hammer, here are a few questions to help you create a killer home workspace:

What type of space do you need?

Make a list of everything you’ll need to do for your job. If you will have a lot of paperwork or other tasks that demand extra space, take note of it.

Will you be taking care of a child during work hours?

Your children are more important than your work, but that doesn’t mean they should be interrupting your workflow. Create a fun and safe environment for them that you can monitor while you work.

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Could Your Employees Benefit From a Better Work-Life Balance?

Could Your Employees Benefit From a Better Work-Life Balance?

Once again the topic of work-life balance has been in the news. Recently, a federal judge in New York ruled in the Bloomberg discrimination case that, “The law does not mandate work-life balance,” nor does it, “require companies to ignore and stop valuing ultimate dedication, however unhealthy that may be for family life.” So there you have it, businesses don’t have to value work-life balance for their employees. But just because you don’t have to do something, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it anyway.

More people than ever before are finding it difficult to maintain a happy medium in managing their work and personal lives. One answer to this problem has been a steady increase in employers allowing their workers to get tasks done outside of a traditional office space. Whether you know it as telecommuting, teleworking, or workshifting, this practice can have a tremendously positive impact on employee happiness… and your profits.

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5 Reasons Your Home-Based Business Needs an 800 Number

5 Reasons Your Home-Based Business Needs an 800 Number

Running a business out of your home is no simple task. If you’re to have any success as a home-based entrepreneur, you must first learn to manage your time, balance your home and work lives, and maintain some semblance of health and hygiene.

But beyond your napping “sleeping” habits and your personal preference to shower/shave/get dressed, the technology you deploy also plays a big role in whether your operation gets off the ground. Here are five of the top reasons you should consider using an 800 number virtual phone system for your home-based business, instead of just relying on your personal home or cell phone numbers…

800 Numbers for Home-Based Businesses

Earth Day: How Can Telecommuting Help?

Earth Day: How Can Telecommuting Help?

On the eve of the 41st Earth Day, I’m going to invoke the big ‘T’:  telecommuting. The benefits of telecommuting have never been more important to the health of the Earth. Each year, more cars hit the roads in long commutes, increasing energy consumption and putting out more and more pollution.

For decades, leaders in the telecommunications industry have pushed for greener solutions, encouraging and empowering business owners to create telework programs with technologies like virtual phone systems and the hosted VoIP PBX.

Telecommuting for Earth: The Power is Yours!

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