Although catapulted to new heights by COVID-19, remote work was on the rise even before the pandemic. In 2019, a Zapier report revealed that 95% of U.S. workers desired to work remotely and that 74% were even willing to quit their job in order to do so. At the time, reduced commuting costs, flexible locations, […]
As a result of COVID-19, many Canadian provinces declared a public health emergency and either ordered (or urged) employers to let employees work from home if their tasks could be performed remotely. A business may face several crucially important issues with regard to performing work remotely. Can it establish an area or a distance within […]
As companies slowly emerge from the pandemic, it’s clear that some things about the professional landscape have inextricably changed. Most prominently, remote work has transitioned from an anomalous work arrangement to the new normal, helping shape the present and future of work. So far, there are some clear benefits. For instance, despite many managers’ fears, […]
When we discuss things like workplace flexibility, remote workers, work/life balance, and burnout, we are typically talking about the generic employee. Each industry, however, has unique issues and challenges. Today, we are going to look at developers, those hardworking individuals who build and create software and applications. They work in virtually every industry but share […]
While telecommuting and work-from-home options continue to be adopted by a large and growing percentage of employers, several have moved to reverse the trend of work-at-home employment, forcing employees back into corporate offices.
Everybody loves telecommuting and has nothing but great things to say about it. According to many articles you read these days, it’s clearly every employee’s dream. But is telecommuting really the key to happiness for employees and employers? Maybe.
Commute times rank as a top concern among employees when considering a job offer, according to feedback gathered from Robert Half’s recruiters.
Planning to recruit an account executive, client services coordinator, or financial analyst? Maybe you’re in the market for an information security analyst, product manager, or statistician. If so, offering candidates a flexible schedule, remote work, or other nontraditional options can boost your recruiting efforts.
Natural disasters raise a host of issues for employers, regardless of whether these employers have a direct presence in the affected areas or whether they have employees residing in or telecommuting from them. Sometimes employers are forced to close or are able to remain open in some capacity, but employees are not able to travel […]
The 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report has been released by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics. This report is the most up-to-date and comprehensive data analysis available on the state of telecommuting in the United States, and includes recent trends. Among the report’s significant findings: the number of people telecommuting in the […]