By Larry Buhl
Yahoo's recent ban on telecommuting -- an effort meant to "raise employee morale"-- raises questions about the possible downsides of work-from-home jobs. Statistics from the Telework Research Network show that half of the U.S. workforce has jobs that are compatible with at least part-time... Read More »
By Vivian Giang
It's true: Showing up is half the battle. In a recently-published study conducted by Stanford University, results showed that employees who work from home are more productive and happier, yet they're 50 percent less likely to get promoted compared to those who regularly come into an office. Read More »
She is fixing a classic HR benefit mistake some companies make: Letting an employee perk become viewed as right. Read More »
By Danny Rubin
This past Tuesday morning, a Yahoo employee probably sat down at his home office, checked his email and promptly spit his coffee into the air. That's because his boss, Marissa Mayer, announced through a company memo that, starting in June, staff can no longer work from home. Read More »
When Brooke Dixon move to New York and began looking for work a few years back, the Web developer turned to freelancing to earn a living and found himself in demand. But he quickly discovered that there was a downside: getting paid on time -- or at all.
Dixon (pictured above) says he was hired to build a new... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
Telecommuting has many benefits for both employees and employers. It helps workers save time and money and gain more flexibility, and it can increase a company's efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.
Yet the concept is still catching on in the corporate world. According to the latest... Read More »
By Jessica Stillman
For many young people, building a career as an independent pro working on your own has tons of upsides. You get flexibility with your time, no office drama and often a zero minute commute (though certainly there are downsides and costs as well). Plus, the uncertain economy and dearth of... Read More »
By Kelly Gurnett
If you have any sort of non-traditional work arrangement -- remote worker, freelancer, entrepreneur -- you know how difficult it can be for people to really get what your working situation is like.
Whether it's a matter of jealousy or simple ignorance of anything outside the traditional 9... Read More »
By Luke Roney
I'll admit it from the outset -- I do enjoy working from home. Occasionally. When there is some sort of complication or emergency on the home front, it's great to have a boss who's OK with me logging on remotely. But, working full-time from home (or from Starbucks) just isn't my cup of nonfat... Read More »
By Elaheh Nozari, LearnVest
Working from home today? It could have a serious effect on your career.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported the results of a new study that suggests employees who work from home or remotely may end up getting lower performance evaluations, smaller raises and fewer... Read More »
For many unemployed Americans, the need to find a job, any job, has made them susceptible to con artists promising easy riches through work-at-home schemes and similar frauds.
They include Barbara Beatteay, a 58-year-old cancer patient and stroke survivor who was unemployed, bankrupt and struggling to pay... Read More »
By Alison Green
Working from home might sound like a dream come true when you consider the prospect of having no commute, working in sweatpants, and doing laundry in the background. But it isn't easy; it takes discipline and structure, and it's not for everyone. Read More »
A few years ago, I went to a Tupperware party in a friend's apartment. It was a somewhat surreal experience. The official Tupperware representative was a middle-aged suburban woman sent in to this tiny apartment filled with Manhattan 20-somethings, most of whom -- or perhaps all of whom -- had never been to... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
In today's technology-driven workforce, it's easier than ever to set up a home office and work remotely. There are a lot of reasons people work from home: They move to a new city but remain with the same company; they have children and can't pay for a full week of day care; they are... Read More »
By Heather R. Huhman
Working from home might seem like a dream -- and since many companies are going the virtual route, more employees are now expecting flexible work options -- such as telecommuting and working virtually or from home. According to a survey commissioned by Mom Corps, a national flexible... Read More »
Whether employers are ready for it or not, the virtual workforce is growing, and managing far flung employees who work from home and other locales for many bosses remains a challenge.
Part of the problem, is that many managers fear they will be unable to keep tabs on their employees' performance, says Morgan... Read More »
By Robert DiGiacomo
Telecommuting isn't just appealing because it allows you to work in your pajamas, it can also be a sign of how much your company respects your abilities and is willing to pay you. Research from Payscale.com shows full-time workers who telecommute in more than a dozen professions,... Read More »
After becoming unemployed twice in three years, I had had it. Done! At 40, I no longer wanted the corporate setting, the 9-to-5, or the job-robbing bosses. I wanted something of my own. But what was it? The "it" of freedom to be my own boss.
I live at the beach in New Jersey. I wanted my own ... what? What... Read More »
It's the perfect middle ground -- not your office cubicle, and not your mother's basement.
The local Starbucks. Read More »
If you're going to be spending many hours working at home, you might as well treat yourself to a home office space that will make you feel comfortable, motivated, efficient and creative. Philadelphia interior designer Donna Hoffman suggests that rather than think of it as a "home office," you think of it as a... Read More »