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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