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 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 »
Work-from-home careers were once the domain of ambitious housewives who wanted to make a bit of extra money by selling cosmetics or housewares while still raising their kids. Not anymore. According to latest Census Bureau figures, nearly 1 in 10 workers work from home, as both men and women, baby boomers and... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
A good job doesn't necessarily mean the hours are 9 to 5. People shop on Sundays and also expect businesses to be open longer hours. As a result, people have a variety of work schedules. Read More »
What do American workers want for Christmas this year? Glassdoor knows.
On Friday, the online "jobs and career community" published the results of a new Harris Interactive-commissioned survey, asking American workers what they want most from employers this holiday season.
Unsurprisingly, "cash" tops the list.... 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 »
Am I crazy? I get the feeling that some people think that I am.
I was called for a job interview. I turned it down.
The job was located in downtown New York City, near the new World Trade Center. I was aware of this when I applied for it; but a woman I know at the company told me that they'd been allowing... Read More »
More companies are letting employees work from home, and no one has welcomed the shift more than women -- the half of the population that still does most of the home-based work. It's much easier to pick the kids up from school, do the grocery shopping, wait for the plumber, and do your daily eight hours labor... Read More »
As technology continues to evolve and improve, its adoption in the workplace continues to grow, allowing employees to work virtually from anywhere. That's a boon for many workers, helping them balance competing demands of career and family life.
Technology's evolution also helps employers, of course, who see... Read More »
Telecommuting has become a way of life for many workers. Whether they work at home full time or just a few days a month, many appreciate the ability to forgo the commute and would even give up pay just to work from home, a new survey finds.
Twenty percent of workers polled in the U.S. said they would take a... Read More »
By Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing
If you're thinking about freelancing or starting your own business, you need to consider which type of work setting is best for your situation. Can you afford to lease a space? If so, should you or would it be a better idea to work from home and redirect your money elsewhere?... Read More »
Being a mother is a 24/7 job. Add in another 40-plus hours outside the home and you're talking about some really fuzzy math. When school visits, another child, and the desire to balance it all gets added in, the chances of also having an understanding boss may seem less likely than a big year-end... Read More »
by Michelle Goodman
You got the job offer, agreed on a starting salary, and now you're on cloud nine. But before you break out the bubbly or call Mom to tell her the good news, take a deep breath, Champ, and get back in that ring. Because until you've KO'd your benefits package, you're not done negotiating how... Read More »