Tag: telecommuting

HR Issues that Arise when Natural Disasters Hit

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 […]

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115% Increase in Telecommuting since 2005, Says Report

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 […]

A Great Case for Remote Work

While clearly not every job is a good candidate for remote work, there are millions of jobs that are. This fact contributes to the ever-growing percentage of the workforce (now estimated to be around 40%) that work virtually in some capacity. Some employers remain wary of allowing remote work, while others embrace it fully. Let’s […]

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New List Shows Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2017

FlexJobs has released its annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Telecommuting and Remote Jobs in 2017. This list is based on an analysis of over 47,000 companies and their telecommuting job posting histories in the FlexJobs database during 2016.

Be Aware of the Wage and Hour Implications of Telecommuting

The practice of allowing employees to work from home—known as telecommuting—is a growing trend. Today’s technology allows many employees to work from anywhere. Telecommuting can be a plus for both you and your employees. Your company benefits because you pay less in fixed overhead costs when you don’t have to provide a traditional office for workers, and employees often enjoy the flexibility of working from home.

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Tips to Help Ensure Your Job Offer Is Accepted

How often have you or your hiring team put together a job offer for a well-qualified candidate only to have the offer rejected? This can be quite frustrating, and can increase how long it takes to fill a vacancy.

Employers: Your Workers May Be More Productive OUTSIDE of the Office

Only 7% of workers say the office—during traditional work hours—is their location of choice for optimum productivity on work-related projects, reports a recent FlexJobs survey of more than 3,000 respondents. More than half (51%) of people reported that their home is their preferred place to work.