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Posted August 28, 2015 by

Why Working from Home is Good for Employees and Employers

Adaptability and flexibility are two primary requirements for the majority of roles today. The ability to change job location and hours of work can be a condition of employment in most contracts. In recent years, many corporations have started to implement telecommuting strategies, whereby employees work from home or in remote locations. Incredibly, 36% of workers would choose the option of working from home ahead of a pay rise, while 46% of companies that have introduced telework state that it has reduced attrition. (more…)

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Staying Productive While Working from Home

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Working from home is an excellent opportunity. It allows you the flexibility and freedom to create your own schedule, the ability to work when it suits you and provides a level of comfort that can be hard to find elsewhere.

It’s also not a walk in the park. Ask anyone who works from home, or who has worked from home at some point in their professional career, and they’ll echo a similar statement: working from home is great, but finding the motivation to be productive and to avoid distractions can be a challenge.

Looking to branch out and try something new? Want to give working from home a chance? That’s great. Follow the tips below for staying productive while working from home. (more…)

Posted December 23, 2014 by

Searching for Seasonal Employment? 5 Tips to Help You Find a Job

Santa's assistant taking orders from children from mail

Santa’s assistant taking orders from children from mail. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

With the holiday season moving right along, some people may be out in the job market trying to find seasonal employment.  This is a smart time to focus on your job search since this is usually a busy time of year for shopping.  As consumers demand more goods and services, employers will need more workers to meet the needs of customers.  This leads to more hiring, which can benefit seasonal employees in a couple of different ways.  First, it gives them a chance to earn some extra money for the holidays and second, it allows them to gain new skills and work experience for their resumes.  If workers do a great job, then maybe they will be asked to stay with a company long-term.  Check out five tips that can help you find a seasonal job. (more…)

Posted August 13, 2014 by

The Work Habits of Millennials

As the product of the Baby Boomer generation, Millennials, and their perceived coddling and spoiled demeanor, has led to them receiving a bad rap amongst their older generation-mates. As with every blanket statement, this is largely a misnomer perpetrated for the entertainment of thirtysomethings everywhere. (more…)

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Would You Like to Work from Home?

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. (more…)

Posted January 23, 2014 by

Do You Have Employees Who Are Telecommuting for Their Entry Level Jobs? 4 Ways to Manage Them Effectively

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

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Posted January 22, 2014 by

7 Essentials for Working at Home after College

A simple home office

A simple home office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

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. (more…)

Posted December 31, 2013 by

How Much is the Flu Costing the Workplace?

Doctor showing the word Flu on a chalkboard

Doctor showing the word Flu on a chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

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. (more…)

Posted December 27, 2013 by

The Hidden Benefits of Part Time Work

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. (more…)

Posted December 18, 2013 by

Want to Improve Productivity on Entry Level Jobs? 3 Tips to Get More Done

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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