Remote working has become a permanent part of todays workforce, but it also greatly enhances the life of entrepreneurs who own online businesses. Many don’t even have a physical location for their small business, preferring to hire virtual assistants and freelancers while working ‘in the cloud’.
Canadian businesses have been hiring remote workers for quite some time. Up until recently, the majority were afraid to go there until they were forced to make it part of their business continuity plan. Now that they have proof-of-concept and see the benefits of a remote workforce, you can bet they’ll be sold on the […]
Statistics show most people are more productive working from home than they are at work. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have to make an effort to stay motivated and avoid distractions.
95% say productivity has been higher or the same while working remotely; just 4% would prefer to return to the traditional office full-time.
Of all the things the Internet has done for society, changing the image of the workplace is one of the most exciting. Canadian businesses are embracing the idea of remote workers as part of their long-term plan, due to increasing evidence of the many benefits of a flexible workforce. Research and guidance is also increasing […]
From ‘The Cloud’ to business phone collaboration systems, it has never been more practical and profitable to facilitate telecommuting (AKA virtual commuting, mobile commuting, teleworking, remote working). Part-time or full-time virtual teams have many proven benefits for employers, staff, and the environment.
By Whitney Joy Smith With the rise of the Internet and other global technologies, many Canadian companies seek to retain a remote staff. From reduced costs, to increased productivity, working remotely can provide your company with plenty of benefits.
By Jordan Fried Offices are so 20th century these days. Who really needs the hassle anymore? The expense of paying for rent and equipment plus the extra staff needed to keep it clean and functional. It used to be that the benefits of having a nice office in a good, convenient location for your business […]
Telecommuting, virtual commuting, mobile commuting, teleworking, remote working…whatever you call it, the virtual workplace employment structure has exploded in popularity. The advances in communications technology and virtual collaboration have made it both feasible and economical to escape the traditional office. Working remotely myself for many years, and working with companies that hire remote workers, has […]
Cloud computing has opened a new door to small businesses that allows a level of innovation, functionality and efficiency previously only enjoyed by those with a large budget. In spite of the opportunities it presents, Cloud adoption has been slow in Canada.