Push for more Central Coast workers to telecommute
by Cathy Stubbs
Telecommuting was “intelligent business” because it improved productivity by up to 40 per cent and gave employees a better work-life balance. Teleworking will be a key plank in driving local employment and increasing the numbers of jobs and workers on the coast.
Nov 13, 2012
More to work online, says Australian PM
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard will commit to Labor having 12 per cent of federal public servants regularly ”teleworking” from home by 2020, in a speech today to a Telework Congress at Melbourne University. At present, only about 4 per cent of the public service does so. ”Teleworking” is operating from home for one or more days a week, using high-speed broadband.
November 12, 2012
Two Vermont State Employees’ Association bargaining units agree with state to new voluntary “teleworking” policies
February 9, 2012
There are two overlapping reports for the State’s teleworking policy (No. 11.9) establishing the “basic principles and conditions regarding an employee’s voluntary request to work remotely from an alternate worksite”. The first report is more in the form of a press release and more specific.
Quake jolts corporate practices [Japan Times, Tokyo]
(Japan Times Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 13–
The effects of the March 11 quake have forced companies like KDDI and Pfizer to reflect on their use of office space. Motivated by the need to save energy KDDI’s head offices in Tokyo have increased employees’ use of flextime and telecommuting to 40%. A survey found companies allowing telework jumped to 20% from the prequake 14% reducing stress of excessive overtime, long commutes and a sense of helplessness about employee’s schedule. Japanese values of intense working conditions and affluent lifestyle no longer seem so appealing.