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Remote working is fast becoming the norm, rather than the exception, thanks to the fact that it offers many benefits for employers and workers alike. The 2015 AfterCollege Career Insight Survey found that 68% of job seekers, who happened to be millennials, would prefer the option to work remotely. Today’s young workforce are more interested in companies that offer flexible, professional work environments. And it’s only good news for employers too: remote workers are 35-40% more productive, while 6 out of 10 employers experience cost savings as a result of telecommuting. But how does a manager build relationships with individuals when the team is scattered across the world, and how does he or she encourage cohesion and create a team culture? (more…)

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Job flexibility has become a highly sought-after commodity in the modern workplace. As more employees strive for a better work-life balance, companies seek to reduce overheads while increasing productivity; these factors contribute to the exponential growth of the remote working industry. This new way of working relies on expert insights into technology, collaboration, and tips to help remote workers find their way, connect with others, and stay at the cutting edge of innovation and motivation. In this post, we look at some of the top remote working websites to follow and resources to try, whether you’re a remote worker, or whether you’re hiring remote workers. (more…)

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US Traffic Congestion
It’s accurate to say that nobody likes a traffic jam. Unfortunately, a further fact is that traffic congestion costs us immensely. To give an example, American families spend 19c out of every $1 on transport, which is more than food and healthcare combined. Despite these large costs and a general intolerance for traffic jams, the cost of U.S. traffic congestion is continuing to grow each year suggesting that little is being done to combat it. It seems we have almost come to accept traffic congestion and turn a blind eye to its growing costs.

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Remote workspace
Working from home or from another remote location is becoming more and more common. In a report by Global Workplace Analytics, around 3.3 million people work remotely on a part time basis. Since 2005, remote working has increased almost 80%. In 2015, there seem to be even more opportunities for employees to work from home at least one day per week. Yet, as much as people may want to work from home, it leaves one important question: How do you set up your remote workspace?

Clearly it can’t be effective to simply work on the couch with the TV on in the background. In this post, we are going to discuss some of the things that you need to know to set up your remote workspace in a way that will help keep you focused and productive. (more…)

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