Class of 2010 – Where Did All the Jobs Go?

Don’t ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now, regrouping to try a new approach isn’t quitting. If you quit, you’ll regret it forever.” ~ Rudy Ruettiger I caught a snippet from The Early Show this morning reporting on a young American graduate, with a 3.72 GPA, not able to find work in his field of … Continue reading

Environmental Benefits of a Virtual Workforce ~ Part II – 2010 Virtual Workforce Series

In Part I of my 2010 Virtual Workforce Series, I discussed how Virtual Workforces Provide Solutions to Typical Telework Challenges. This post continues that series with information about environmental benefits of a virtual workforce. With the global celebration of Earth Day just yesterday, timing for this post seems appropriate. One of the most topical and … Continue reading

Virtual Workforces Provide Solutions to Typical Telework Challenges

Even the Government of Canada supports a virtual workforce; of course, they call it teleworking. In a 2007 study, they looked at the benefits and challenges of having employees work remotely. Benefits gathered from a corporate employee study included: Productivity has increased by an estimated 15% among teleworkers, with 94% of them reporting 15% to … Continue reading

Tough times lead many into virtual work world

By: Todd A. Ritter via New Jersey Business News Michael Hanik used to have 12 employees, a warehouse and trucks to run his medical devices catalog company. But four years ago, he turned to the internet to look for ways to reduce overhead costs for his Rockville, Md.-based Total Medical Systems. He now has just … Continue reading

Avatar Dress Codes in 3D Virtual World Meetings

Avatars made to wear a suit to work as the style police arrive Guidelines drawn up to protect business reputations in virtual worlds http://bit.ly/djPpdv ____________________________________________________________ Working in a ‘virtual world’ should be no less professional than showing up at a brick and mortar building. It can seem fun to try on an avatar alter ego, … Continue reading

What’s Your Business Story? ~ Word of Mouth Marketing

Traditional, and costly, advertising methods still don’t hold a candle to the effectiveness of ‘word of mouth’ referrals. Even with the Yellow Pages, Google and TV commercials to help consumers make decisions about who to call to roof our house, fix our car, file our taxes or provide business services; word of mouth remains a … Continue reading

The Game Has Changed – The Virtual Workforce Paradigm

“The game has changed.” Never has a statement about the traditional model for business services been truer. Today’s virtual workforce is no longer limited to virtual assistants working from home offices, providing general administrative or web-related services. Virtual workers are able to provide business support services at all levels from administration to mid and upper … Continue reading

Globe & Mail says “Jobless rate to stay high: Fed”

Think the time is here to change how we work and hire workers? What better time than now to rethink how ‘it’s always been done’ and embrace the concept of  a virtual workforce. While North America continues to deal with the fallout from the recession, it’s apparent to me that technology and innovation hold much … Continue reading

VPCI Pioneers ‘Virtual GMP Consulting’ for FDA Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

MIAMI, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Pharmaceutical manufacturers around the world now have access to high-level, FDA support services at the touch of a button.  VPCI (Vectech Pharmaceutical Consultants International) has pioneered a “Virtual GMP Consulting” service.  Through the use of high definition video conferencing equipment and collaboration software, Pharmaceutical manufacturers now have access to GMP consultation services … Continue reading

The Virtual Workforce: Why We Must Rethink The Way We Manage And Lead This New Reality

See Karen’s Video in my Vodpod video list (bottom right of blog) Hoboken, NJ – Just 20 years ago, “going to work” meant waking up, getting dressed, jumping in the car, and driving to a physical location where you interacted, face-to-face, with your boss and coworkers all day. In 2009 it might mean stepping across … Continue reading