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8 Ways to Show That You Respect Employee Work Time

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Contributed by Dennis Hung

All employers want to have a good rapport with their employees. In order to achieve that, there needs to be respect. Respecting employees’ time is a key part of this as time is a valuable commodity at work. By respecting employees’ time, you help them work more efficiently, and you show them that you value the effort they put into their work. Here are eight ways to respect your employees’ time and help them work more efficiently.

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5 Steps to Setting Up an Effective Work From Home Policy

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Contributed by Lisa Michaels

Giving employees the freedom to work from home is a growing trend. It’s a trend that helps employers recruit and retain top talent because the convenience and comfort of working from home is appealing to employees. It’s good for employers too as it may even reduce employer expenses.

But you can’t just send remote workers to the wolves. A company needs a defined work from home 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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