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5 Steps to Setting Up an Effective Telecommuting Policy

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Contributed by Lisa Michaels

Giving employees the freedom to telecommute is a growing trend that helps employers recruit and retain top talent. The convenience and comfort is appealing to employees, and it may even reduce expenses for employers.

But you can’t just send remote workers to the wolves. A company needs a defined policy to make it work.

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4 Tips for Building Engagement with Your Remote Employees

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Contributed by Jen McKenzie

More and more companies are utilizing remote workers these days. While there are numerous advantages to doing so, there are challenges too. Remote workers often feel isolated or not part of the group. It’s easy to forget about employees in different locations that you don’t see every day. Here are four practical ways to make your remote employees feel like they are part of your team.

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Why Employees Want to Work From Home and How to Manage Them

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Telecommuting is becoming as much a requirement as a perk these days. With so many single parent households, dual income families, and less help from extended families, taking off in the middle of the day is sometimes a necessity and making up for the time at home is the only way to put in a full week’s work.

There was a time when more women stayed home with their kids. It was their job to do the shopping, pay the bills, cart the kids to sports, and attend meetings and conferences. There were no conflicts with work because this was their work. The kid’s needs were attended to without any interruptions at dad’s workplace.

Of course, every family wasn’t so idyllic but this arrangement was more the norm then than it is today. Now many parents are taking care of two jobs – the job of caring for the home and children and the job of making a living.

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How to Make Telecommuting Work for Your Company

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Telecommuting seems to be a mixed bag of benefits and problems in the minds of many employers but it doesn’t have to be. If implemented and managed carefully, working from home could offer nothing but benefits for the right people.

We have a lot of experience with telecommuting here at Timesheets.com – many of our employees telecommute and we offer software that makes it easier to manage telecommuters.

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Top 5 Tools for Managing Remote Employees

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Contributed by JT Ripton.

Technological innovation has changed what we know about the age-old office and has given employees the ability and flexibility to work and be productive from home. Mobility is the name of the game now, and if you have employees working remotely, there are a host of powerful apps designed to help the business person run his company efficiently and effectively.

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Remote Employees: 5 Ways to Engage and Manage Them

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Contributed by JT Ripton.

As the modern business world becomes more dependent on independent contractors and remote workers, the models of leadership have to change. Today’s manager has to use every tool at his or her disposal to make sure every member of the team is on the same page, whether in person or telecommuting. Here are some strategies to keep remote employees engaged and on-task.

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How to Manage Remote Employees From a Home Office

Working remotely is on the rise, and for good reason. It’s often cheaper to employee people to work from their homes. Plus it cuts the expense and hassle of setting up a physical workplace. It gives employers a greater pool of employees to choose from, which can be especially important for companies in small towns or unskilled areas of the country. And of course, working from home can be a lot more comfortable for all involved.

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How to Manage a Telecommuting Workforce

Contrary to popular belief, flexibility can actually boost employee productivity, while rigidity and schedules can sometimes lead to disengagement. Showing employees a little bit of trust and freedom can go a long way towards happy employees.

A Dice.com telework report noted that, “More than one-third of technology professionals said they’d cut their salary by up to 10 percent in exchange for telecommuting full-time. What’s remarkable is that even after two years of flattish compensation, technology professionals are willing to sacrifice $7,800 on average to work from home.”

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