6 Ways to Inspire Your Remote Team
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
I have writers that I know can handle and deliver the project on-time and stay on a topic just by providing them with a title. Whether you are trying to, or not, developing weaknesses in your employees is costly – both in time and money.
Develop and Retain the Next Gen Workforce
MARCH 18, 2014
Time to Implement New Strategies to Attract or Retain Employees. These many needs/desires include: Flex-time work requests. ”You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”. Eleanor Roosevelt seems to be following me around theses days. This is her quote above.
Coexist Creates a Period Leave Policy
MARCH 3, 2016
Coexist, a British company with a 77% female workforce has created a “period policy” to allow employees to take time off during their periods without having to pretend they’re “sick” or face the stigma that lingers around menstruation.
“Telecommuting and Flex-Time – 15 Steps for Your Request and Success”
Sklover Working Wisdom
MARCH 27, 2014
“Waste your time and you waste your life, or master your time and master your life.”. - Alan Lakein . ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: There is a very significant trend in the workplace on a worldwide basis: employees are increasingly working outside the usual office location (broadly defined as “telecommuting”) and outside the usual office hours (broadly defined as “flex-time.”) BEFORE MAKING YOUR TELECOMMUTING OR FLEX-TIME REQUEST: 1.
Professional Resume Services
JUNE 20, 2012
This goes beyond good face-to-face communication skills as you have to be able to communicate with the other worker when you are not working at the same time. Being flexible and able to accept phone calls on non-work time is also helpful.
How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)
JANUARY 2, 2017
It’s business time… so, let’s get down to business. You can negotiate for other things, too, like work-from-home opportunities, flex time, vacation days,and other perks. How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward). Work It Daily. Let’s talk about salary.
Ep 66 – Secrets to Workplace Teamwork From a NASA Rocket Scientist
JANUARY 20, 2016
How Remote Workers & Flex Time Change Team Dynamics. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES * The Right Kind of Crazy (Adam's Speech on YouTube) * How Remote Workers & Flex Time Change Team Dynamics. * Ep 66 – Secrets to Workplace Teamwork from NASA Rocket Scientist, Adam Stelzner ( @Stelzner ). We all know that hiring isn’t easy and once you’ve built your team the expectation to perform now hangs over everyone’s head.
More Companies Becoming Flexible with Work Hours
Ms. Career Girl
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
For some, however, they work under what is known as flex time, allowing them to have some flexibility with the hours they put in on a weekly basis. For some employers, however, flex time is viewed as non-optional due to a number of reasons.
How To Deal With Interviews When You’re Employed
OCTOBER 4, 2016
It is best to be honest about your schedule and your times of availability from the get-go. If it will be impossible to schedule calls or in-person interviews during certain days of the week or particular times of the day, be sure to share this with a prospective hiring manager or a recruiter. Flex Wherever Possible. If your job does not require a set hourly schedule, experiment with flexing. Take Personal Business Time.
Employment Benefits: Negotiating For Life Insurance As Part Of Your Salary
APRIL 3, 2014
Salary negotiations can be complex and have to be considered seriously, at different times in your career, so that you are sure to be receiving fair compensation for your time and energy investments. Life insurance policies gain value, after time, as you pay into them.
Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. As TIME pointed out , “Although egg-freezing is marketed to anxious women as an ‘insurance policy,’ there are not yet any major studies about success rates.
The Workplace that Employers Will Need to Have in the Future
Corn on the Job
OCTOBER 2, 2015
More employers are offering formal and informal work/life balance programs this year, like telecommuting (53), flex-time (60%) and sabbaticals (39%). This is great as workers are willing to take advantage of these programs, even if their company didn’t offer them: Flex-time: 52%.
Choosing A Career With Family In Mind
Professional Resume Services
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
How much time do you want to spend with your family? Your work will take some time away from your family. You need to decide how much time away you want. Full time, part time?
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Sklover Working Wisdom
APRIL 17, 2014
“Telecommuting or Flex-Time”. Sooner or later, nearly everyone faces a need to work from home for a day, a week, a month, or longer.
4 Ways To Make Monday Feel Like Friday
FEBRUARY 3, 2013
Afford yourself some extra minutes of snooze time by showering the night before and by having your clothes ironed and ready to go. Having freedom and flex time are instant mood boosters – but those perks do not need to be held-off for just the weekends.
#SHRM Benefits Survey: 40% More Companies Offer Telecommuting
JUNE 20, 2016
That two disparate groups are pushing for telecommuting and other kinds of flex arrangements means that employers — all kinds of employers, from small to large business, startup to corporate — have had to respond. (It
Top Four: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave Problem
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
At the Daily Beast, Samantha Allen reminds us that Mayer’s past statements on and managerial position on maternity leave don’t paint a pretty picture: while expanding Yahoo’s maternity leave she eliminated flex-time and telecommuting, and then built herself an in-office nursery.
letting new parents bring babies to work every day
Ask A Manager
JULY 22, 2015
Flex time, reasonable hours, good health insurance, and generous time off would be a better start than babies in the office. A reader writes: I’m planning to make a suggestion/proposal to HR to ask them to consider implementing a policy which would allow new mothers to bring their infants to work for a certain number of months after they are born.
Survey Finds Digital Talent In Greatest Demand
JULY 22, 2012
Non-traditional benefits that help employees achieve work/life balance were the most highly regarded (summer hours/comp days and flex-time/telecommuting), while besides medical insurance, no other traditional benefit was particularly valued.
What Gen Yers don't know about themselves
JULY 15, 2011
But it’s hard to hate people you hang out with all the time, and the truth is, I’ve spend the last ten years being a Gen Xer surrounded by Gen Yers. But what I’ve noticed lately is that this nature results in Gen Y having a difficult time making decisions.
4 Ways To Reconnect With Your Career
MARCH 6, 2013
It pays decently, or more-than-decently, and/or provides some other Holy Grail-type perks, such as flex time or, the Grail of all Grails, good group health insurance. This article is part of an exclusive month-long program on CAREEREALISM to help readers break free of The Golden Handcuff Effect. Click HERE to learn more about the Professional Emancipation Project, a.k.a. The P.E.P.
update: I didn’t check references on a new hire and he’s struggling — should I check them now?
Ask A Manager
AUGUST 21, 2015
He was given more time to begin improving but failed to follow through. He also went on to say that his behavior was an issue he’s been dealing with for a long time. In the end, we had enough documented evidence that HR decided it was best not to do a performance improvement plan since he was not improving during the flex time we gave him. Remember the letter-writer who was wondering whether she should go back and check the references of a struggling new hire ?
can I ask for a raise at my new job since I got a higher offer somewhere else?
Ask A Manager
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
The benefits are great, I have flex-time, and my boss has been very enthusiastic during my onboarding (basically running around telling everyone how excited she is to have me join the company). A reader writes: I recently just started working for a new company 2 weeks ago that I really enjoy.
Friday Five: Year-End Bonuses
DECEMBER 11, 2015
It’s that time again. This isn’t the first time Hilcorp has been in the news for lavish across-the-board bonuses. Free food and flex time consistently rank as a top work perks, and both are, financially speaking, minor rewards.
Top 5 #Workplace Blogs of the Week
MAY 9, 2014
Apparently, It Is All About the Money: Time to cut through the B.S. Workplace flexibility, or flex time, is still under a lot of debate in many organizations. Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace.
How Remote Workers and Flextime Are Changing How We All Work
JANUARY 18, 2016
I’ve been working from home part time for years, but this year is the first year I’m exclusively working from my home office – and occasionally from my local Starbucks – and the biggest adjustment for me personally isn’t in the work itself, but in how much I have to rely on myself for disciplining and structuring my day. We’re familiar with using Facebook at work to waste time, not Facebook At Work to be productive.
6 Ways to Sabotage Your Company Culture
Water Cooler Wisdom
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
invest funds, resources and time accordingly. For example, you can talk up work-life integration all you want, but if your managers don’t support some flex time in. At a recent speaking engagement, a vice president of HR stopped over. to chat with me. Over the last few years, her department had rolled out a new employee engagement initiative with phenomenal results. Her CEO was so impressed that she received a bonus and a promotion. But there was a problem.
4 Reasons You Don’t Want to Hire a Rockstar
AUGUST 31, 2016
Maybe you throw in two days of flex time a week, so long as they get their time sheets in on time. They’ll Be High — All the Time. The very fact that you’re looking for a rockstar means that you too are behind the times. Your startup just secured a new wave of funding. Congratulations! You’ve outlined your plans for expansion, your cool new office and now you just need to bring on some new staff. I know what you’re thinking.
Managers & FLSA Laws Stifling Work Flex Adoption
JUNE 15, 2012
Is Flex Work Week Scheduling Possible? While workplace flexibility options like telecommuting, work flex, and flexible schedule options by employers are on the rise, only a small percentage of employees have access to such benefits.
Why Baby Boomers Should Listen to Gen Y | Boomers Next Step
Boomers Next Step
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
It’s Gen Y’s time to challenge outdated norms and create real change in an business environment where everyone can win.
Work/life balance – post recession career planning
DECEMBER 23, 2008
But for those of you choosing a long-term career path , what does the current economy mean for your future flex-time schedule? Probably not much - time is on your side. NYT reporter Lisa Belkin describes some of the preliminary impacts of the recession on flex-time policies, on site child care, and nursing mom benefits. For many in this recession, getting a job, much less a family friendly job, is the goal.
Showing Your Employees You Care, On The Cheap
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Flex-time. Allow your employees the option to schedule their time at work around the core-hours of the day. Giving your workers the opportunity to utilize flex-time in their work schedule will make it easier for you to accommodate reasons for personal leave like appointments.
The Negotiation Table: Know Your Cards And When To Play Em’
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
Do you remember the first time one of your childhood friends wanted something you had in your hand? In order to play your cards, you need to take the time to assess your top four needs. Would I be happy with more vacation time?
Career Change: Are You In For The Short Or Long Term?
MAY 13, 2011
If you get the two confused, or try to do both at the same time, you’ll probably stay stuck where you are. a 24/7 call on your time and energy. a change of job conditions from flex-time at home to face-time in the office. A transition takes time.
Average Pay Increase for 2014 Projected at 2.9 Percent
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Job seekers may find that in this economy, employers are more open to negotiate flex-time, telecommuting, job sharing and other non-traditional work arrangements in their continuous efforts to cut costs.
asking for a job description before interviewing, turning down an offer, and more
Ask A Manager
JULY 13, 2013
Most of the time, the posting is still up when you hear back, and more of the time you don’t hear back. I am a recent graduate (June 2013) and during my time at school got married and had 2 children (1 and 3 years old) and also relocated from Canada to the USA. I am beginning to feel it’s time to get out and work, and also just recently received my green card allowing me to work. Or do I list the name of the degree at the time I received it?
my manager is terrible at PowerPoint, having employees’ backs against racist clients, and more
Ask A Manager
MARCH 30, 2016
Generally, I tell them that my employees are excellent (they are) and that I don’t have time to deal with them directly, and tell my employees that they have my permission to get strict with the clients, right on up to the point of saying “you can go hire someone else, then” if they want or need to. She did not complete her work in an accurate and timely manner. During that time, she filed multiple unsubstantiated greivances.
How Hiring Managers Make Hiring Decisions
APRIL 2, 2013
As an attempt to be the most impressive candidate, many job seekers search online for the most common interview questions and then spend time pulling up their best stories so they can give great answers that show they have the skills to do the job.
Hot Healthcare Recruiting Trends: Part 4 – Increasingly Sophisticated Retention Efforts
SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
Flex-time and employee-based scheduling allow employees to have real input in scheduling shifts and balancing their lives.
7 Collaboration Technologies You Need In A ROWE
APRIL 18, 2013
As you may be aware, a Results-Only Work Environment is a place where all team members have the freedom to define how they manage their time and locations. ROWE is not telework, flex-time, or a “work from home” program.