To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home
by Nicholas Bloom
The study: Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang, who is also a cofounder of the Chinese travel website Ctrip, gave the staff at Ctrip’s call center the opportunity to volunteer to work from home for nine months. Half the volunteers were allowed to telecommute; the rest remained in the office as a control group. Survey responses and performance data collected at the conclusion of the study revealed that, in comparison with the employees who came into the office, the at-home workers were not only happier and less likely to quit but also more productive.
January 13, 2014 10:44 AM Eastern Standard Time
MIRAMAR, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., the leading global provider of outsourced, work-from-home customer service, now has 6,500 work opportunities for those who reside in Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan or Virginia. Arise provides great opportunities for stay-at-home moms, veterans, college students, and retirees or anyone who is interested in earning income for the comfort of their home.
3 Strategies To Get Promoted When You Work From Home - Out of sight doesn’t have to mean out of mind
By Alison Griswold
Working from home is a double-edged sword that may be good for work-life balance but can be bad for your wallet, according to a recent article in the New York Times.
A study cited by the Times found that employees who worked from home were 13% more productive than those in offices, but half as likely to be promoted. Though the roughly 250 home-based workers in the study were considered to be happier overall, 50% eventually asked to return to an office setting, citing loneliness and lack of career advancement.
Cali Williams Yost, founder and CEO of the Flex+Strategy Group, a workplace consulting firm, offers a few strategies remote workers can use to get the advancement they’re looking for:
Are you posting your party pictures on Facebook and/or Instagram- you might think twice. Whether you are applying for a work at home job or a office job- it’s all the same, an employer will search the internet as part of their due diligence.
Even though Melissa Mayer from Yahoo brought everyone back into the office…..that doesn’t mean she isn’t going to let them back to working from home. You have to think she did this to get her arms around who was really working and who was not.
Check out these WORK FROM HOME tips!!!
Gregg Avedon has been featured on more Men’s Fitness covers than anyone in the history of the magazine. Gregg is considered to be one of the top fitness trainers in the country and has written an award winning cookbook, Muscle Chow. Visit Gregg’s website for important tips on how to stay healthy while working from home. www.greggavedon.com