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4 Ways to Ask For a Flexible Work Schedule

4 Ways to Ask For a Flexible Work Schedule

UK workers now have "right to request" work flexibility

In the UK, new rules are being introduced that give workers the "right to request" work flexibility. Here's how to maximize your chances. Read More »

What's The Leading Pet Peeve In The Office? Noisy Co-Workers, Says Ask.com

What's The Leading Pet Peeve In The Office? Noisy Co-Workers, Says Ask.com

People want an environment that lets them work effectively

When ask.com asked its staff what keeps them away from the office, the number one answer was noisy co-workers. Getting sick from one ranked second. Read More »

7 Companies That Let You Work From Home

7 Companies That Let You Work From Home

Telecommute like a boss

Your job got you feeling a little stiff? These are the best companies for work flexibility right now. Read More »

How to Make Sure You Don't Fall Off The Radar When You Work Remotely

How to Make Sure You Don't Fall Off The Radar When You Work Remotely

It's your job to be present, even when you're not in the office

Workplace flexibility requires you to do your part to make sure people know what you're doing and where and when to find you. Read More »

Answering Emails After Hours? You May Be Entitled To Overtime

Answering Emails After Hours? You May Be Entitled To Overtime

By Donna Ballman What did we ever do before cell phones? Well, for one thing, we probably worked a lot less. In a recent study by The Pew Research Center, 62 percent of us have smartphones and 33 percent have tablets. In the past three years, we've gone from spending an average of 22 minutes per day on our... Read More »

9 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

9 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

Interviews are probably the most challenging part of the job search process. You need to be ready for anything, including weird interview questions.You don't want to blurt out something inappropriate and send all of your hard work down the toilet. Avoid these inappropriate comments during your interview: Read More »

Everyone In This Company Works From Home Every Day

Everyone In This Company Works From Home Every Day

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer may have banned employees from working from home, but this company is completely virtually -- and it works. Read More »

Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

For more than a decade now, I've struggled to define what fuels the most sustainably productive work environment -- not just on behalf of the large corporate clients we serve, but also for my own employees at The Energy Project. Perhaps nothing I've uncovered is as important as trust. As much as employers... Read More »

Does Working From Home Ruin Your Career?

Does Working From Home Ruin Your Career?

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 »

Best Buy Joins Yahoo, Kills Flexible Work Program

Best Buy Joins Yahoo, Kills Flexible Work Program

Recently Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a national debate by banning work-from-home jobs. Now Best Buy Co. has followed suit. On Monday, it announced that it ended its much-vaunted program allowing corporate employees to work flexibly, where and when they want. Read More »

8,500 New Work-From-Home Job Openings This Week

8,500 New Work-From-Home Job Openings This Week

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 »

Top Request On Workers' 2012 Christmas List: More Money, Please

Top Request On Workers' 2012 Christmas List: More Money, Please

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 »

How To Find A Telecommuting-Friendly Job

How To Find A Telecommuting-Friendly Job

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 »

7 Things NOT To Say To Work-From-Home Colleagues

7 Things NOT To Say To Work-From-Home Colleagues

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 »

How To Thrive In An Era When All Jobs Are Temporary

How To Thrive In An Era When All Jobs Are Temporary

Temporary and contingent workers are on the rise. The independent workforce has grown to 16.9 million from 16 million in the past year, according to research by MBO Partners, which provides business services to consultants. As companies realize that they can hire contractors for certain services instead of... Read More »

3 Reasons NOT To Work From Home

3 Reasons NOT To Work From Home

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 »

How 20 Is The New 30 In Today's Workforce

How 20 Is The New 30 In Today's Workforce

By Gadi Ben-Yehuda What makes today's young professionals different than previous generations? For the past decade at least, Americans have been subject to variations of "40 is the new 30." A mantra that is supposed to allow older people to do the things that had previously been relegated to younger people,... Read More »

How People Goof Off When They Work From Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

How People Goof Off When They Work From Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many workers are eager to work from home, and more employers are accommodating them. But what do these workers actually do all day? Are they as productive as the rest of us toiling away in our cubicles? Well, maybe not. A recent survey asked work-from-home employees if they do non-work activities. Many... Read More »

10 Tricks Employers Use To Cheat Workers Out Of Overtime

10 Tricks Employers Use To Cheat Workers Out Of Overtime

An employment attorney explains the latest tricks -- and what workers can do to get their overtime pay. Read More »

The Sneaky Way People Take Summer Fridays

The Sneaky Way People Take Summer Fridays

Not many workplaces have "summer Fridays" -- that genteel tradition of closing down around lunch once a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. According to a survey done by Ultimat Vodka, just 12 percent of employed adults get this perk. Officially, that is. Because anyone who's tried to start a new project... Read More »

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