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U.S. Patent Office: 'We Are Committed' to Addressing Telework Fraud
Publish Date:  September 15, 2014
U.S. Patent Office: 'We Are Committed' to Addressing Telework Fraud Share U.S. Patent Office: 'We Are Committed' to Addressing Telework Fraud The Washington Post by Lisa Rein Bottom line for total rewards professionals: Officials for the Commerce Department and Patent and Trademark Office told Congressional officials they are launching an internal review of the telework program and are seeking an outside consulting firm to help advise them. September 15, 2014 —The U.S...
Canadian Businesses Use Education, Flexibility and Training to Retain Talented Employees
Publish Date:  August 28, 2014 their retention strategies. The full list of programs used by businesses is: Flexible work hours: 76% Education, training and development: 66% Increased health and dental benefits: 36% Increase in paid vacation time: 29% Tuition assistance: 27% Telecommuting: 25% "Canadian business owners share a collective belief and understanding about the importance of hiring, training and maintaining a talented workforce," said Steve Murphy, head of Canadian commercial banking at BMO Bank of Montreal. "Employees are the...
"More" Is the Word When it Comes to Bonuses
Publish Date:  August 13, 2014
...up as the economy continues to improve. "You're seeing the unemployment rate going down and more ads for jobs coming open," said Rose Stanley, CCP, CBP, WLCP, CEBS, WorldatWork practice leader for benefits/work-life strategies, telework and recognition. "The survey speaks volumes — more organizations are being strategic in attracting key talent and retaining the key talent they already have. Bonuses are one strategy they can use." For example, a bonus or merit pay...
Executives Value Flexible Work Schedules Highly
Publish Date:  July 23, 2014
...5 hours per week, with 39% working over 60 hours per week. The Association of Executive Search Consultants " 2014 BlueSteps Work-Life Balance Report " found that executives are placing the highest value on flexible work schedules and telecommuting as the most valuable non-financial employer benefits. The majority (81%) of executives consider work-life balance when deciding on whether or not to accept a new position and 31% would refuse a promotion or new job...
Discussion Post
Posted: July 2014
Anonymous #1
We are interested in benchmarking the allowances our company provides to employees that work out of their home. Can you share what your company is doing? Or, are you aware of any survey sources that would provide insight into whether companies provide an allowance to cover expenses such as electricity, home depreciation, etc? We have viewed benefit surveys that touch on telecommuting and home office benefits, but so far, none that provide much specificity around whether cash allowances are provided and if so, what amounts are provided
workspan Article
  Assigning a Job to a Grade
Publish Date:  June 27, 2014
WorldatWork ( is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards — strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork...
Employers Adjust Employee Benefits to Emphasize Health Care and Wellness
Publish Date:  June 24, 2014
...only 24% of organizations reporting that they now offer defined benefit pension plans that are open to all employees. The most commonly offered women's health benefit is contraceptive coverage (84%). 59% organizations offered some form of telecommuting: 54% of respondents reported that their organizations offered telecommuting on an ad-hoc basis, 29% part of the time and 20% on a full-time basis. Fewer organizations are offering undergraduate tuition assistance (54%), compared to 2010...
Public Policy Resource
White House Hosts Summit on Working Families
Publish Date:  June 24, 2014
...about their challenges and successes in balancing work and family. Many business leaders, such as a senior partner from PriceWaterhouseCooper and the CEO of the New Belgium Brewing Company, offered unique solutions such as unlimited leave or telework options. Activists from SEIU and AFL-CIO spoke about the importance of collective bargaining. Many Democratic Congresswomen were present at today's summit, including Minority Leader Pelosi (D-Calif.). The key issues focused on were work-life...
Telecommuting Offers Edge to Companies Looking to Recruit Talent
Publish Date:  June 3, 2014
Telecommuting Offers Edge to Companies Looking to Recruit Talent Telecommuting Offers Edge to Companies Looking to Recruit Talent June 3, 2014 —Telecommuters consider the ability to telecommute an important benefit when looking for a new job (71%) and some (10%) are willing to take a salary cut to retain it, according to a survey from Staples. Achieving a better work-life balance ranks as the no. 1 reason employees like telecommuting (74%) — up from no...
Discussion Post
Posted: May 2014
To respond to your question of "Does anyone have issues with employees wanting to work from home?" one "yes" comes from Yahoo (search "telecommuting Yahoo" above and you get 15 hits; put it into Google and you get 430,000 hits). Did you try putting "telecommuting" in the search bar (above)?. You get 817 hits. One of the articles talks about how telecommuting may be a reasonable accommodation. Beyond that, it's management's discretion -- you don't have to allow someone to work from home if you don't want to. If you still need to "...prove that physical presence is required in the workplace..." the same basic rules apply for documenting bona fide occupational qualifications . If you have an attorney in the room they may say that you should use caution that you don't allow telecommuting on a discriminatory basis. Ned
Flexible Work Marches On, With a Few Stumbles
Publish Date:  April 30, 2014
Flexible Work Marches On, With a Few Stumbles Flexible Work Marches On, With a Few Stumbles April 30, 2014 — The economy was battered by a crippling recession, a few large organizations announced telecommuting cuts, and recently sports commentators attacked a baseball player turned new father for taking time off for family. Despite all this, progress by the nation's employers toward more effective and flexible work marches forward, but for a few stumbles, according to...
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Court Says Telecommuting May Be Reasonable Accommodation, Allows EEOC Case to Proceed
Publish Date:  April 29, 2014
Court Says Telecommuting May Be Reasonable Accommodation, Allows EEOC Case to Proceed Share Court Says Telecommuting May Be Reasonable Accommodation, Allows EEOC Case to Proceed BNA by Kevin P. McGowan Bottom line for total rewards professionals: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court dismissal of an ADA lawsuit that claims that a denial of a telework request by an employee with IBS was a failure to accommodate her disability under the...
WorldatWork Journal
  Published Research in Total Rewards
Publish Date:  April 15, 2014
Published Research in Total Rewards A review of total rewards, compensation, benefits and HR-management research reports. (Compiled by the editors from the WorldatWork Newsline column at Average 401(k) Balance Nearly Doubles Since Downturn The average 401(k) balance continued its growth trend to end the fourth quarter of 2013 at a new record high of $89,300, up 15.5% from one year earlier, and nearly double what is tradition-ally considered the market low of March 2009 when it...
workspan Article
  Meet 2014s Work-Life Rising Stars
Publish Date:  March 28, 2014
Jim Fickess WorldatWork The two 2014 Work-Life Rising Stars come from different generations and industries. member central Meet 201 4's Work-Life Rising Stars Gail Henderson, a "tail-end" Baby Boomer, has worked in human resources for 26 years at Deere  & Co., a 177-year-old company that manu-factures products and equipment and provides services primarily for agriculture and construction. Millennial Jessica Lee has been with Discovery Communications, the world's largest nonfic-tion media company, founded in the 1980s, since starting as an intern there in 2008....
Press Releases
b>Resource Sheet: WorldatWork Telework Background and Resources
Publish Date:  March 4, 2014
WorldatWork Observes National Telework Week 2014 Press Room Press Contact: Melissa Sharp 202-315-5565 Karyn-Siobhán Robinson 202-315-5514 WorldatWork Observes National Telework Week 2014 WorldatWork Telework Background and Resources WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 2014 — WorldatWork has the following resources available for reporters covering National Telework Week 2014 (March 3 - 7). Experts WorldatWork experts are available to answer questions on best practices and...
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