Month: March 2014

Pakistani activists welcome home-based worker proposals

Pakistani activists welcome home-based worker proposals Some human rights activists in Pakistan have welcomed proposed federal government policies and provincial legislation aimed at improving conditions for the country’s home-based workers. HomeNet Pakistan, a collection of organizations that advocates for rights of such workers, estimates 5 million Pakistanis work from home for other employers, with 80 […]

Working From Home: The End Of An Era?

Working From Home: The End Of An Era? Over a million more Americans worked from home in 2010 than in 2005, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 5.82 million versus 4.79 million, or  4.3% of the total workforce, compared to 3.6% in 2005. In Boulder, Colorado, the city with the highest percentage of people working from […]

Practical Work-From-Home Policies That Actually Work

Practical Work-From-Home Policies That Actually Work Now that the dust has settled a bit about Marissa Meyer’s controversial “no working from home” policy at Yahoo, I thought I’d weigh in. Many companies provide work-from-home options. Employees love it. But many managers struggle with it. They ask me about this all the time–How do you optimize […]