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 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

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

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

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

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