Archives for July 2012

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7/31/2012

Social Media Helps Virtual Office Workers Connect With Colleagues

TORONTO—Do you see social media as as a way to build camaraderie with colleagues in the workplace? Forty-four percent of Randstad Canada’s survey participants do. When you work from a virtual office, social media can really help you connect the dotes.

Stacy Parker, executive vice president of Marketing at Randstad Canada, says social media and other initiatives ...

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7/30/2012

Can You Make Virtual Office Friends at Work?

TORONTO—Making friends at work is very important to Canadians and could be a key factor to workplace happiness. So the question is, can you make friends from a virtual office?

According to the survey, 66 percent of Canadian employees say they have close friendships with colleagues. What’s more, 54 percent report that having pleasant colleagues is more important ... Read more
7/27/2012

Virtual Offices Help Drive More Women to Workforce

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—Until companies get with the flexible work program, women will remain underrepresented among corporate and business leaders. So say the authors of a green paper from the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). It’s one more piece of evidence of the need for virtual offices.

According to the paper, flexible arrangements, which cover when, wher... Read more
7/26/2012

Working Mothers Get New Virtual Office Jobs Resource

BOULDER, CO—What do you get when you combine Working Mother Media and FlexJobs? More opportunities for moms to work from virtual office space.

Working Mother Media and FlexJobs just teamed up to offer professional job listings that offer flexible work options to its mommy audience. Working Mother magazine reaches over 2 million readers and is the only n... Read more
7/25/2012

Is Virtual Office Work Better Than Business Travel?

ATLANTA-I just read a blog post in the Houston press that suggested six ways telecommuting is better than business travel. Jeff Balke wrote the article in the tech blogs section.

“I do know quite a few people who telecommute, at least part of the time. And, recently, businesses have begun to pass on business travel in favor of e-mail and teleconferencing,” Balke writes. “It cuts down on costs—if your travel is of the int... Read more

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