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MORE local firms are eyeing to implement a work-from-home scheme, but are stymied by slow Internet connection and lack of available industry practices, according to a survey by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (Ecop).
The Philippines' work-from-home legislation, for example, might cut peak-period trips but might not reduce total vehicle travel.
Work-from-home policies can certainly make a difference.
(Fun fact: Boulder, Colorado, is the city with the highest percentage of home-based workers; Thursday is the least likely day to work from home.) More companies are adopting the policy, too: A 2015 study by the nonprofit human resources association WorldatWork and the work-from-home placement organization FlexJobs found that 80 percent of the companies surveyed offered flexible work options but only 37 percent of those were formalized.
(She's done it for the past eight years.) "I try to keep a sense of humor about it, and we even have written blog posts about the 12 Worst Work-from-Home Stock Photos Ever," she says, "But it's honestly just a lack of education and awareness that there arc professional work-from-home jobs available." There are three historical stigmas that are reinforced by such stock photos: "That (A) work-from-home jobs are only low-skilled and generally not 'real jobs'; (B) that people who do work from home are slacking on the job by watching TV, playing with their kids, or doing other non-work-related activities; and (C) as a result, working from home doesn't equate to any positives for an employer."
Some of the reader comments on e-news articles on work from home in India repeats this point ("16 IT cos offering work-from-home option," 2012).
More than100 job-seeking Saudi women have registered their names at the Abha Chamber of Commerce and Industry to enroll in the "work-from-home" program provided by the chamber, in cooperation with Unilever and Bab Rizq Jameel.
At the end of the experiment, CTrip expanded the work-from-home option to the entire firm.
The work-from-home group also reported higher work satisfaction than those working in the office.
Consumers continue to lose money from work-from-home scams that assist cyber criminals in moving stolen funds.
Many individuals have explored work-from-home arrangements in pursuit of more flexibility in their personal lives.
Besides protecting staff and data by dispersing workforces geographically, CPA firms that use work-from-home arrangements say there are clear operational benefits: They save money because there's less absenteeism, they increase production and they keep high-quality employees longer.