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Medical Office Industry Meets Virtual Office Trend

If you work in the medical office field, you are working on one of the most virtual office friendly industries today. So says a new survey from FlexJobs.

The Flexible Job Index data for October 2011 lists medical and health as the top career field with the most available telecommuting, part-time, freelance and other flexible job listings. Here is a list of the top five career fields in terms of virtual office friendliness:

  1. Medical & Health (8.0% increase)

  2. Computer & IT (5.9% increase)

  3. Sales (5.5% increase)

  4. Web & Software Development (5.2% increase)

  5. Administrative (5.1% increase)

"We are feeling positive about the growth in the job postings for these professional fields," Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs shared. "Generally, companies tend to start slowing their hiring process down as the holidays approach, but we're thankfully not seeing that trend yet."

In terms of job category growth, these career fields had the most dramatic increases in available postings in October are call center (31%), data entry (27.4%), and bilingual (19.9%). What’s more, entry-Level jobs were up 26.5 percent and manager positions are up 17 percent. This growth may be attributable to the upcoming holiday shopping season.

At the same time, there’s also been a decline in some industries. That means if you are a virtual office user trying to find freelance or telecommuting work in these industries, it’s getting tougher:

  1. Internet & E-commerce (38.14% decrease)

  2. Bus Development (18.70% decrease)

  3. Nonprofit & Philanthropy (16.97% decrease)

  4. Education & Training (13.79% decrease)

  5. Insurance (12.29% decrease)

"We are surprised to see e-commerce jobs go down," says Fell. "It will be interesting to see if those available positions pick up again this month in preparation for holiday online shopping."

You can learn more about medical office jobs in this YouTube video:


Alternative Workplace Benchmarking Study Shows Rapid Adoption

New Ways of Working has released the results of its latest benchmarking survey that examines how leading organizations around the world implement, manage, and profit from alternative workplace practices, settings, and locations. The survey offers a better understanding of why and how organizations are employing alternative workplaces.

New Ways of Working defines Alternative Workplace as the combination of nontraditional work practices, settings, and locations that supplement or replace traditional offices. Alternative Workplace practices include mobile work inside and outside the office, hoteling, work from home (telecommuting), and work from third party places, among others. Virtual offices are part and parcel of the mix.

“The study confirms many of the trends picked up in the previous benchmarking study. Organizations are still adopting AW at a rapid pace, but the shift towards informal programs and more employee-related values signal that they believe that employees, given the necessary technology, can make the best choice of how, when and where to work,” says Joe Ouye, co-founder of New Ways to Work. “The danger is that important changes of work policies and practices may be overlooked.”

Here are some of the major findings from the survey:

  • Alternative workplaces continue to be adopted at a rapid pace, but there is a surprising rise in the number of informal, ad-hoc implementations versus more formal programs.

  • In 2011, 32 percent of the surveyed organizations have informal programs, compared to only 18 percent in 2009.

  • Perhaps consistent with the rise of more informal programs, organizations are engaging with groups more directly and supporting them with social Web sites.

  • Organizations continue to shrink the percentage of employees with assigned seats (down to 66% from 76% a couple years ago), and consistently, also increase the use of mobile work settings.

  • As expected with the continuing economic pessimism, cost savings and related space savings are still driving alternative workplace programs. The top three barriers to these programs remain organizational, managerial, and staff concerns over change, however, the levels of concern are dropping, with managerial concerns dropping the most.

  • The perceived value of the alternative workplace programs is consistent with their drivers, with cost savings as the top perceived value, but there is significantly more focus on employee related values, such as work/life balance, attraction and retention, and satisfaction.

Check out this video on alternative workplace strategies:


Scottsdale Virtual Offices Make Corporate Expansion Affordable

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.-Scottsdale is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east—and rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business with year after year.

Downtown Scottsdale is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 809 art galleries. It’s been said that corporate leaders who vacation in Scottsdale wind up discovering a business community and a lifestyle ideal for a successful business.

Scottsdale offers a diverse, entrepreneurial business community. Some of the key industries in Scottsdale are high tech, biotechnology, healthcare and medical, research and development and business and professional services.

Whether you are a resident of Scottsdale launching a new business venture or want to expand your company into Scottsdale with minimal overhead costs, a virtual office space is the most economical way to move ahead.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has three virtual office locations in Scottsdale: Kierland Business Center, Scottsdale Business Center and Executive Suites of Scottsdale. Our Scottsdale virtual offices are near Paradise Valley, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale.

At the Kierland Business Center, which is located at 7047 E. Greenway Parkway, you can rent Scottsdale virtual office space for just $95 a month. The Scottsdale Business Center, located at 17470 Pacesetter Way, offers virtual office space for the same rate. If you are looking for an even more affordable virtual office space in Scottsdale, you can opt for the Executive Suites of Scottsdale at 10575 North 114th Street.

All of Davinci’s Scottsdale virtual offices offer you a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter, a client drop off and pick up point and on-demand conference rooms. If you want to offer a professional business image in Scottsdale, any of these three virtual office locations will serve you well.

Check out this video on Scottsdale:


Study: Flexible Work Hours Help Attract Young Professionals

Young professionals want more than a good job. They want to use social media, mobile devices, and the Internet more freely in the workplace—and they want flexible work hours.

In fact, they want all of this so much that these factors are strong enough to influence their job choice—sometimes more than salary. So says an international study from Cisco’s latest Connected World Technology Report.

The report highlight’s the younger generation workforce's demand to work remotely with more flexibility in their choice of devices. This demand illustrates the importance of the relationship between the Internet, workforce culture, and companies' competitive advantages, and surprisingly indicates that traditional methods of attracting and retaining young employees may be less important as the 'Millennial' generation comprises more of the workforce.

Employees are expecting greater work flexibility. At least one in four employees (29%) globally said the absence of remote access would influence their job decisions, such as leaving companies sooner rather than later, slacking off, or declining job offers outright. This hints that companies needs to deploy alternative workplace strategies that allow telecommuting from virtual offices.

Three out of 10 students globally (29%) feel that once they begin working, it will be their right—more than a privilege—to be able to work remotely with a flexible schedule. Think about it. Virtual office technologies are more and more being considered a right more than a privilege. Although we’ve seen this with Gen X and Gen Y, the next generation of professionals are pushing the virtual office envelope.

Seven of 10 college students (70%) believe it is unnecessary to be in the office regularly, with the exception of an important meeting. In fact, one in four feel their productivity would increase if they were allowed to work from home or remotely. The global figures were mirrored by employees as well, with 69% believing office attendance was unnecessary on a regular basis. Younger professionals want to work from a virtual office. They want to be mobile.

The future of the workplace is coming upon us quickly. As these young professionals mature and become the leaders of corporations, they will drive virtual office technologies deeper into the enterprise. But until then, many will choose to work for companies that already are.

Check out this YouTube video on creating flexible workplaces:


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