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IBM Asks Work-From-Home Employees to Head Back to the Office

The tech giant IBM, once a pioneer in the work-from-home concept, is now calling its employees back to the office, the Wall Street Journal reports. The change is rattling workers. But, the company says the move is vital for their growth. IBM Has Embraced Remote Work For Decades Many of the people who work for IBM have taken advantage of remote work options over the years. As early as the 1980s, IBM began installing “remote terminals” in some employees’ homes. By...

How start-ups should hire good staff and persuade them to stay

Young businesses need to retain their culture and compete for good people. When Richard White began to recruit employees to Goodlord, an online property rental platform, he and his co-founder hired cheaply and informally from a range of interns, family members and existing contacts. “Originally, our hiring process was to sit [potential candidates] down, have a chat for about 10 minutes . . . and then we took them out for a beer,” Mr White says. &ld...

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Social Enterprise: The tricks of balancing business and charity

I, like many other aspiring entrepreneurs, was inspired by stories of TOMS shoes and other world-changing businesses. Making us dream of creating the next best global social movement. Despite all the dreaming, the question still stands…. How DO YOU balance social impact with business?   The Social Enterprise Dream Like many other socially minded entrepreneurs, CorkYogis started with a dream rather than a business plan. We dreamed of creating the highest performing, most eco-...

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Atlanta Company Promotes Telecommuting To Fight Traffic Woes

On the evening of March 30, Thomas Crosson was grabbing a slice of pizza at Amalfi Pizza near SunTrust Bank, and watched as large flames rose from a section of the Interstate 85 in Atlanta, causing it to collapse. "It was funny to watch everyone gather around the TV. Even the cooks came out from behind the kitchen and all of them had the same expression on their face," Crosson said. Shortly after, Crosson, a spokesman for SunTrust Bank, said emails from his managers star...

How to Make Sure Your Team is Getting Work Done

Ever wish you could have X-Ray vision into your team’s work day? Kinda like Superman. But instead of seeing through walls, you’ll be able to see how productive your freelancers and outsourced employees are throughout the day. Hello, my name is Liam Martin and just a few short years ago, my co-founder and I started Time Doctor to help entrepreneurs manage remote teams.  And it’s built solely by a remote team. Even as co-founders, we live on opposite sides of the...