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The Virtual Office

Going Virtual Versus Working at an Office

If you are seriously contemplating turning your company into a virtual based company here is some helpful information. If you wonder if you can trust your employees to put in a full day’s work, you now can buy software to monitor them for you. Although

Online Tools to Help a Virtual Company

Companies all over the country are sending their workforce home to work and they are loving it! Why is this so? Well, employees don’t like spending 10% of their time on the roads. And research is proving that employees are more productive and happier when

What VoIP and the Cloud Mean to Your Business

It’s amazing how cloud and telecommunications technology are working together to influence the way in which businesses are restructuring their practices in ways that help them save money, improve productivity, and become more efficient. Cloud computing is a paradigm of computing in which dynamically scalable

Tools to Help You Work from Anywhere

Being able to travel and work from anywhere no longer has to be a dream. However, whether you plan to freelance, just want to free yourself from spending every day in the office or are planning a new startup in a far away location you

How to Develop a Telecommuting Policy

Telecommuting is one of many flexible work arrangements that businesses may establish for their staff, to enable them to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life (others include flexible schedules, part-time and partial-year appointments, job sharing, alternate work days, and alternate

Starting the Telecommuting Discussion with your Supervisor

Telecommuting is one of many flexible work arrangements that a business can establish for their staff, to enable them to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life (others include flexible schedules, part-time and partial-year appointments, job sharing, alternate work days, and

Safety Checklist for Telecommuters

The following checklist is recommended for use by each telecommuter in organizing an alternate work site. The telecommuter should review this checklist with his/her supervisor prior to the start of telecommuting, and they are encouraged to work together to ensure the safety of the alternate

Sample Telecommuting Agreement

A Telecommuting Agreement is used to establish the terms and conditions governing a relationship which allows an employee to work from home or another satellite work station as an alternative to commuting to and from the workplace. Given today’s new communication technologies, like VoIP hosted

VoIP Enables Businesses to Confidently Employ Remote Workers

Telecommuting—working for a company somewhere other than inside its office—was once the  exception, reserved for a very few trusted employees. The Internet, and particularly the Net-based communications technology known as VoIP has removed previously existing barriers and made telecommuting far more common—and beneficial—to business than