Bringing Back the 40 Hour Work Week

Woolworth female employees striking for a 40-hour work week, 1937

While the worldwide economy is starting to recover from the recession, for workers it’s a different story. Job security issues, high competition for available jobs and the decreasing average income help fuel the trend of workers putting 50 or more hours at work every week .

And so workplace stress has escalated progressively over the past few years, numerous studies show.

This in turn leads to less productivity in the workplace.

What if businesses stick to the 40 hour work week, and in doing so reduce stress and maximize employee productivity?

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Is Telework the Future? – Infographic

 

How far do you think telework and telecommuting would achieve in 5 years?

There are already 34 million workers who telecommute at least occasionally in the U.S. According to Forrester research, this figure is expected to swell to 63 million by 2016, fueled by worldwide broadband adoption, better collaboration tools, and growing management experience.

Is Telework the Future? Infographic from Staff.com

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An Offshore Team as an Alternative to a Tech Co-founder

 

So you got a tech startup running, now you lack the technical skills?

If you try to learn how to program yourself it might take you a couple of years to get to a reasonable level, and yet it might not be a skill you are suited for in any case. Hiring an offshore team might be a viable alternative, but it’s a path that’s fraught with danger. You CAN make it work however, depending on the type of startup.

Offshore outsourcing

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Why use Staff.com versus Elance and Upwork (formerly oDesk)?

At Staff.com we believe that you can't build your business on contract work alone. You need committed long term employees that are able to work with you to build your company.

If you've never heard of Staff.com before, here are a few points that differentiate us from some of our competition.

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