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Telecommuting Review: the Gordon Report back issues
A Slight Detour at the "Traffic Light" for Managing Telecommuting.(Michael Weidinger describes a model for managing flexible work schedules)(Industry Trend or Event)
May 1, 1999... SUMMARY: A model developed by a German consulting firm to help manage employee "time accounts" uses the metaphor of a standard three-color traffic light to indicate when flexible scheduling has perhaps become too flexible. This model is adapted here for use in helping managers determine how...
"All IT Workers Want to Telecommute!"--Well, Not Exactly.(Computerworld's 1999 Job Satisfaction Survey results and telecommuting)(Industry Trend or Event)
May 1, 1999... SUMMARY: The results of the annual Computer. world Job Satisfaction Survey contain some surprises about the relative value of various workplace features in job satisfaction. Telecommuting is certainly popular, but not across all age groups. Also, there are some interesting differences...
Finding Good People and Keeping Them.(Amazon.com CEO Jim Bezos on the importance of hiring the best and brightest)(Company Operations)
May 1, 1999... SUMMARY: Telecommuting is a great way to help with the recruitment and retention of good staff--but it is certainly not the only way. It won't make up for fundamental problems in the work environment, nor will it overcome a bad hiring decision. This is a "food for thought" article based on...
Remote Workers Who Are Highly Dedicated--In Many Ways.(the Electronic Scriptorium and the Monastery of Christ in the Desert)(Company Business and Marketing)
May 1, 1999... SUMMARY: A fascinating example of the old meeting the new can be found in two organizations that use today's technology to provide employment and income for members of monastic orders. One is a Virginia-based company that farms out work to several orders around the country; the other is...
Does "HR" Stand for "Hardly Relevant"? Thoughts on Making HR the Telecommuting Program Owner.(the role of human resources in telecommuting)(Industry Trend or Event)(Column)
May 1, 1999... SUMMARY: This anonymous commentary by the program manager of a well-publicized and highly-respected telecommuting program shows what can happen when the HR department oversees the program. HR groups have mode great sides in many organizations, but in some they apparently are still working...