Tuesday, October 04, 2005

In The News: Telecommuting Articles: TIS the SEASON for LAYOFFS


TIS the SEASON for LAYOFFS
California Job Journal, CA - Oct 3, 2005 Another image-building tactic is to give up telecommuting in favor of face time at the office. While many companies advocate telecommuting

Telecommuting Efforts Pass Muster, but Lawmaker Wants
Washington Post, United States - Sep 18, 2005 Five federal agencies, each at risk of losing $5 million from their budgets until they showed a commitment to telecommuting, won't lose the money, but Rep.

Employers take action in Katrina wake Benefitnews.com, NY - Sep 30, 2005 With gas prices skyrocketing across the country in the hurricane's aftermath, employers are being urged to consider permitting telecommuting, providing
Southern Maryland Telework Centers commuting option and open house Patuxent River Tester, MD - Sep 22, 2005 Southern Maryland's Telecommuting Centers have been given authority by the US General Services Administration to offer increased telework services at no charge

2 Comments:

At 1:07 PM, Blogger Stacy said...

I've often wondered why employers don't take advantage of telecommuting, _especially_ with rising gas prices. My previous job could easily have been done at home, as could many in this age of cell phones, email and instant messaging. But my boss resisted the idea. Since I decided that working at home freelancing was the best option for me, now he will have to hire and train someone new, as well as otherwise outsource a lot of the work I was doing. Doesn't make sense to me, but I guess the majority of employers just feel more comfortable with their employees sitting at a desk in their office.

 
At 4:36 PM, Blogger Sylvie Charrier said...

I completely concur. My theory is that many employers are stuck on the idea because they aren't confident of their ability to manage remote employees. They still think that employees are working to full capacity if they are in the room, but if they leave the room, they are "out of sight, out of mind". This is such a narrow view and deeply frustrating when the employees are more progressive than the employer.

 

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