Telecommuting Work Option

Coping With Work-Related Stress: Stop Letting it Take its Toll

For millions of workers, it’s difficult to avoid bringing work-related stress home. The American Institute of Stress advises that work is the leading cause of adult stress, a factor that is spiraling out of control in many industries. A Harris Interactive poll indicated that 82 percent of workers experience stress on the job, and around […]

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Human Resources: Is Google Helpouts a New Option for Contract Workers?

Google released the Helpouts program in November 2013. It features live video advice from experts in a variety of categories, from cooking to construction. At the moment, only select companies have been invited to participate in the marketplace, but opportunities for others may arise. This type of service could be a new option for contract […]

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When Bad Weather Strikes – An HR Manager’s Guide to Unscheduled Time Off Requests

In the last few months, as numerous storms have swept across the USA, it’s not surprising that the amount of time off requests coming in to the HR office have been high for many employers. This is usually the norm, because employees have to deal with their children, personal property, and other responsibilities when the […]

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Should You Be Allowing Employees to Telecommute?

The great debate over whether or not telecommuting makes good business sense was brought up in the news this year due to Yahoo’s newest CEO, Marrisa Mayer, eliminating this work practice from the company. Some critics said she was making a mistake, while others defended her position. Whichever side of the fence you are on, […]

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