- May 23, 2014 by William Frierson
While most employees probably don’t get the chance to work from home, that does not mean they wouldn’t like the opportunity to do so. Who wouldn’t appreciate the flexibility and convenience of telecommuting? Well, not everyone is intrigued by it. In the following infographic, learn more about working from home, including who likes and does not like this idea. Continue Reading
Do You Have Employees Who Are Telecommuting for Their Entry Level Jobs? 4 Ways to Manage Them EffectivelyJanuary 23, 2014 by William Frierson
Employers, do you need some advice on managing workers with entry level jobs who telecommute? Learn four ways to do so in the following post.
Telecommuting can present challenges if you’re not familiar with managing remote teams. You may have to adjust the way you communicate with your employees, and your overall management style, to accommodate teams separated by distance. Telecommuting opens up the door to working with talent from all over the world. You may find yourself working
- January 22, 2014 by William Frierson
Ready to kick-start your home office? There are lots of things you’ll probably want to have, but some assets are essential. These items give you security, flexibility, and the ability to perform as if you were in a fully stocked office.
Up to Date Laptop and Software
Laptops are the ideal solution because they’re less bulky than a desktop and portable, for times when you have to go to a meeting or visit a client. But they have more storage space and power than notebook computers. With so many new software advances and updates coming out, make sure you get the most up to date laptop, so that you can put yourself ahead of the game. Invest in a well-padded carrying case that’s large enough for everything you’d want to carry with your computer, such as a full size keyboard and mouse, charger, pads and pens, etc. Continue Reading
- December 31, 2013 by William Frierson
Workers should do their best to avoid getting the flu, or else it could be costly.
The 2012-13 flu season was one of the most severe in the U.S. in more than a decade and according to a new study, had two to three times the impact over a more typical flu season on the workplace, school, family and other segments of people’s everyday lives. A new report from Walgreens suggests U.S. adults missed 230 million work days last season, while children lost more than 90 million school days due to flu-related illness. By contrast, 100 million work days and 32 million school days were missed in 2010-11, according to the Walgreens Flu Impact Report. Continue Reading
- December 27, 2013 by William Frierson
In the news, you may hear about people who are underemployed; these individuals are part-time workers. While some people might prefer having full-time jobs, they shouldn’t sleep on part-time opportunities. The following infographic shares the hidden benefits of part-time work, as well as other related information. Continue Reading
- December 18, 2013 by William Frierson
Recent grads, do you want to improve productivity on your entry level jobs? If so, check out three tips for getting more work done in the following post.
Young professionals striving to get more done in less time have always tried to crack the productivity code. The idea of getting more done, faster, is a seductive one. Here’s a secret of highly productive entrepreneurs and creatives: they respect their ultradian rhythm. You’re probably familiar with the term
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- October 03, 2013 by William Frierson
A life without rush hour traffic, obnoxious coworkers and helicopter bosses may seem like an unattainable dream for many Americans. However, that may be changing. Today’s computers, smart phones and digital devices mean more and more people are able to spend their work days at home rather than stuck in a stuffy cubicle.
If you are hoping to join the ranks of those working from home, you first need to get the right education and skills. While there is no guarantee any degree will land you a job, let alone a work-at-home job, it seems like a degree may improve your odds of living the good life. The Bureau of Labor Statistics noted among workers older than age 25, those with a bachelor’s degree were more likely to work from home compared to individuals with less education. Continue Reading
Young Professionals, Don’t Quit Your Recent College Graduate Jobs Without Considering These 10 ThoughtsAugust 13, 2013 by William Frierson
As they make decisions throughout their careers, young professionals should think them through. This includes deciding to leave their recent college graduate jobs and doing something new. The following post has 10 thoughts that should be considered before making this change.
In May 2011, I quit my job and moved to Paris. I was 23 years old and passionate, but hated working for someone else and longed for adventure. So I jumped. And I’m not going to lie: you’ll learn more from jumping than you will from reading this article. However, there are some things that I wish I&rsquo
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- July 12, 2013 by William Frierson
A recent comparison of the salaries of in-office jobs and work-at-home jobs found that working from home typically comes with a slight pay cut. But that’s not quite the end of the salary debate when it comes to telecommuting jobs versus in-office jobs.
While telecommuting jobs may pay slightly less than the same job done from a traditional office, there are a number of cost-savings associated with working from home that more than make up the difference. Continue Reading
- June 07, 2013 by William Frierson
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
It’s a question for anyone trying to succeed in business, but for Sheryl Sandberg, it’s a way of life. In her book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” that simple question holds the key to success in the corporate world. Sandberg feels it’s a question that women in particular should ask themselves in the workplace. With a resume that includes chief operating officer of Facebook, vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, and chief of staff at the U.S. Treasury, this Harvard-educated businesswoman is certainly an expert. Take the following tips as your Sandberg-styled guide to success. Continue Reading