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

How Crucial is Good Customer Service to Your Bottom Line?

As I am both a service provider and a consumer, I’m quite comfortable saying I believe good customer service is essential to maintaining or growing your business. Excellent customer service is what begins to separate one from the crowd. So, it stands to reason that, regardless of how great your service or product is, poor … Continue reading

Virtual Workers take Telework to the Next Level

Teleworking and virtual working is not necessarily the same thing. Generally, a teleworker is still an employee of a company working from a remote location—usually a home office. As an employee, the company remains responsible for all current staff-related costs as well as additional costs to support the remote working location. As most already know, … 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

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

Virtual Workforces Are Changing Everything

Prices at the pump continue to rise despite the odd dip weakly reflecting drops in crude oil prices. Construction to solve transportation issues persistently disrupts travellers at substantial costs to tax payers. Green solutions are promoted extensively to help preserve our environment and reduce carbon emissions. Integration of virtual workers can address all three issues … Continue reading

Do You Have a Sustainable Flu Pandemic Plan for 2010?

Have you been effected by the flu this season?  What’s your plan for 2010? The flu and other viruses sweep through every year and affect more than just our health.  For businesses with employees, sick time is an unavoidable reality which can drain their budgets at an alarming rate. It can also increase employee stress … Continue reading

Virtual Workforce Tip #1 – Desktop Screen Sharing

Desktop screen sharing between Virtual Workers and clients is easy with Glance screen sharing technology.  Perfect for online meetings, training and remote support. http://www.glance.net/ Got your own recommendations for products or programs that help you stay more efficient and productive?  Open invite to submit your own!

Sign of the Times

Many things that were once considered “traditional” are being reinvented before our eyes.  Not only are we seeing substantial shifts with the retiring baby boomers, but the brick and mortar way of doing business with onsite employees is giving way to a virtual workforce, allowing business to tap into streamlined expertise all over the globe.  … Continue reading