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Earth to Berry RE: Telework, the Unions Will OK Consistency at a Price - FedSmith.com

Earth to Berry RE: Telework, the Unions Will OK Consistency at a Price - FedSmith.com | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
Any reading of OPM Chief Berry's memo to Agency Heads on telework points out the weaknesses of Uncle Sam's current scheme for consistent policies affecting employees.
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Mobility is changing the way expats work - iExpats.com

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Mobility is changing the way expats work
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New ways of working are emerging dictated by the demands of organisations and employee preferences.
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Consumer complaints about comms services soar twenty fold in ten years - Mobile Today

Consumer complaints about comms services soar twenty fold in ten years - Mobile Today | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
Mobile Today Consumer complaints about comms services soar twenty fold in ten years Mobile Today Chief Ombudsman Lewis Shand-Smith said: 'We have streamlined processes, introducing new ways of working and investing in leading-edge technology to...
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5 things not to do when telecommuting - ZDNet (blog)

5 things not to do when telecommuting - ZDNet (blog) | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it

The benefits of having remote workers can be significant for both the employer and telecommuters.

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How to hire telecommuters: 7 must-ask questions - ITworld.com

How to hire telecommuters: 7 must-ask questions - ITworld.com | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it


This isn't specific to job interviews for telecommuters; it applies just as much to interviewing a new CIO or your search for a reliable sysadmin.

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New Telework Bill Would Make Government Leaner | Via Meadia

New Telework Bill Would Make Government Leaner | Via Meadia | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
Yesterday House Representative Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced a bill that would encourage federal agencies to use telework and teleconferencing to cut down on costly travel expenses. The bill, called the Stay in ...
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Americans voice frustration about working remotely while on vacation - HR.BLR.com

Americans voice frustration about working remotely while on vacation HR.BLR.com For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report "Critical HR Recordkeeping." This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination...
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Should GPS Tracking Technology Be Used to Monitor Remote Employees? - IT Business Edge (blog)

Should GPS Tracking Technology Be Used to Monitor Remote Employees?
IT Business Edge (blog)
But that's not the way to manage your remote employees. You might be tempted to, because it is challenging to manage remote employees.
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Global Workforce Prefers to Change the World versus Change in Pocket - AFX News

Global Workforce Prefers to Change the World versus Change in Pocket
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Ninety percent of professionals who telecommute at least once a day use at least one social media platform.
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For better employee engagement, ditch your engagement projects (Guest Blog) - Washington Business Journal (blog)

For better employee engagement, ditch your engagement projects (Guest Blog) - Washington Business Journal (blog) | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
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Take a look at Gallup's employee engagement chart for firms that are hiring vs.
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Telework challenge: Employees who resist telework tools -- GCN

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USDA is using technologies such as teleconferencing and social media for collaboration, but challenges include some employee resistance and incompatible software.
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USDA is looking to connect workers across agencies with its Next Generation Mobility initiative. The ability to work across agencies has been ineffective as a result of agencies having different systems

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Inside Facebook's New Campus | Ideas for Designing Efficient and Flexible Workspaces

Inside Facebook's New Campus | Ideas for Designing Efficient and Flexible Workspaces | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
Ideas for Designing Efficient and Flexible Workspaces
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Gensler had get one million square feet online in 15 months. They used a “beta space” concept since Facebook was still growing.

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12 Points to Address Your Company's Innovation Readiness | Ideas for Designing Efficient and Flexible Workspaces

12 Points to Address Your Company's Innovation Readiness | Ideas for Designing Efficient and Flexible Workspaces | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
Ideas for Designing Efficient and Flexible Workspaces
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Do you use the terms “innovation” and “collaboration” when you don’t know what else to call the kinds of improvement and change organizations are looking to implement?

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Telework Supernova - Huffington Post (blog)

Telework Supernova
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In the beginning there was Telework Day, an effort in conjunction with the government of Virginia to encourage residents to reduce commutes and energy consumption.
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What Mothers Really Want: To Opt In Between (INFOGRAPHIC)

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The discussion over Opting Back In continues, in response to Judith Warner’s New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend, "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In" which was an update of my New York Times Magazine cover story, "The Opt-Out...
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57% of mothers not in the workforce say they would have staying if they had the option to work at home.

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Telecommuting: No longer the enemy of innovation | SmartBlogs

Telecommuting: No longer the enemy of innovation | SmartBlogs | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
Too often, I've seen telecommuting as the scapegoat for a lack of communication and creativity within remote teams. More recently, it's a debate that has b.
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Weekly Wrap: Are We Wasting Our Time on Employee Engagement?

Weekly Wrap: Are We Wasting Our Time on Employee Engagement? | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
Loyal readers of TLNT know that we have a lot of content surrounding the concept of employee engagement because, well, no one seems to have a really good handle on employee engagement. The …
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3 Tips to Secure Telework for Your Agency - FedTech Magazine

3 Tips to Secure Telework for Your Agency - FedTech Magazine | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it

As the popularity of mobile devices increases, so does the demand for organizations to support telework.

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Mormon Church To Stop Going Door-To-Door, Will Recruit Online Instead - The Inquisitr

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Mormon Church To Stop Going Door-To-Door, Will Recruit Online Instead
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But in a few years, Mormon missionaries may “telecommute” their work instead using Facebook and other forms of social media.
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BYOD policy that tackles issue of leaving employees - ITWorld Canada

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BYOD policy that tackles issue of leaving employees
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The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has been touted as a great workforce enabler but is equally seen as security headache for many workplaces.
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Does HR really have control over employee engagement? - TrainingZone.co.uk

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Does HR really have control over employee engagement?
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What is employee engagement, really? Lucy Standing wonders whether we have the right questions, let alone the right answers.
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Remote Workers Log More Hours, More Engaged Than In-Office Peers - Nextgov

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Remote Workers Log More Hours, More Engaged Than In-Office Peers
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At a time when some companies – namely Yahoo!
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8 in 10 disabled workers say they would telework if they could

8 in 10 disabled workers say they would telework if they could | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it

"Telecommuting was the second-ranked workplace benefit (39.3%) in the national survey, surpassing flexible spending programs..."which help pay Paid time off (42.5%), such as for maternity leave randed first.

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Interesting that 8 in 10 of all employees also say they would telework, at least part of the time, if allowed.

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Happiness Secrets From The Staff Of Delivering Happiness At Work

Happiness Secrets From The Staff Of Delivering Happiness At Work | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
Ebullient corporate culture helped grow Tony Hsieh's Zappos into a multibilliondollar shoeloving enterprise and spawned a consulting firm DHW. Here's...
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Designing for Employee Interaction | Ideas for Designing Efficient and Flexible Workspaces

Designing for Employee Interaction | Ideas for Designing Efficient and Flexible Workspaces | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
Ideas for Designing Efficient and Flexible Workspaces
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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Raleigh went from a traditional work environment to a new workplace standard — 100 percent open office, doesn’t matter what your job, no assigned spaces. Some areas are designated for senior leadership sitting at a table with five other managers.

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What Makes a Telework Program Successful? - Cisco Blog

What Makes a Telework Program Successful? - Cisco Blog | The Evolving Workplace | Scoop.it
The Cisco telework program has evolved over the years from a convergence of top-down company practices with bottom-up changes in employee expectations. From our.
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