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How To Buck The Trend Against Working From Home

How To Buck The Trend Against Working From Home

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 »

15 Tips To Do More Focused Work

15 Tips To Do More Focused Work

Concentrate even when you're working on the go -- in airports, co-working spaces or Starbucks. 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 »

Marissa Mayer Was Right: What Bosses Really Think About Work-From-Home Arrangements

Marissa Mayer Was Right: What Bosses Really Think About Work-From-Home Arrangements

She is fixing a classic HR benefit mistake some companies make: Letting an employee perk become viewed as right. Read More »

What Telecommuters Need To Learn From Yahoo's Ban On Work-From-Home Jobs

What Telecommuters Need To Learn From Yahoo's Ban On Work-From-Home Jobs

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 »

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

Gail Belsky will be blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. This is the first post in her weekly series that will run Mondays. At 51, I've become both a cliche and a victim of circumstance -- neither of which makes me happy. A cliche because I'm a middle-aged woman... Read More »

Jobs With Flexible Schedules: Easier To Find Than You Think

Jobs With Flexible Schedules: Easier To Find Than You Think

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 »

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 »

The Best Freelance Jobs

The Best Freelance Jobs

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 »

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 »

Can't Get The Salary You Want? Negotiate For These 7 Benefits

Can't Get The Salary You Want? Negotiate For These 7 Benefits

By Debra Auerbach You've been waiting for this moment ever since the interview ended. You receive a call from the company's hiring manager, who says those six magic words: "We'd like to extend an offer." You're excited, but the hard work isn't over yet. It's time to talk about salary and benefits. While... Read More »

How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

Employers need to stop blaming Facebook. At least if you believe the results of a new nationwide survey commissioned by TrackVia, the maker of a cloud-based application platform. The survey asked 300 workers to name their biggest time wasters. Only 5 percent respondents cited Facebook, Twitter or another... Read More »

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

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 »

4 Time Management Tricks Used By The Pros

4 Time Management Tricks Used By The Pros

By Ritika Trikha If your current time-management system involves five-hour energy drinks or three to four cups of coffee per day, it's time for a change. But cutting back on your work is likely not an option: In this competitive job market, taking on more responsibility and exceeding expectations is a given if... Read More »

10 Most Common Ways People Waste Time

10 Most Common Ways People Waste Time

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 »

Could Having Kids Lead To More Job Opportunities?

Could Having Kids Lead To More Job Opportunities?

I was taking a survey a few months ago, when I came across a question: How has having children affected your career? The choices were along the lines of "a huge impact," "a fair amount," "a small amount" or "not at all." Assuming that this question was assessing the degree of negative impact, I answered "a... Read More »

Unexpected Traps To Part-Time Jobs

Unexpected Traps To Part-Time Jobs

When I was writing a book on time management several years ago, I had dozens of people keep logs of their time. Paula, a Nashville mom of a preschooler who was also launching her own business, requested a time makeover. Her husband is an airline pilot, so he was often on the road. She was feeling like she... Read More »

Will Working From Home Hinder Your Productivity and Hurt Your Image?

Will Working From Home Hinder Your Productivity and Hurt Your Image?

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 »

The Many Perks of Virtual Work

The Many Perks of Virtual Work

Working from home, or in a remote environment not immediately accessible to company headquarters, has become more than a fad. In today's global economy it's almost become a necessity. Still, there are employers that hesitate to let go of the opportunity to manage employees in person, according to a recent... Read More »

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