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Hoarders, Multipliers and the Telecommuting Pros and Cons Game

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Summary: Since the mainstream advent of the internet, telecommuting has become more prevalent in the lives of full-time and contract employees.

Hoarders, Multipliers and the Telecommuting Pros and Cons Game

While there are advantages to telecommuting, there also are disadvantages that hiring managers and employees should know about.

And then there’s talent hoarding; a phenomenon in which individual managers within a company attempt – sometimes successfully – to keep a star employee on their team. As can be seen in the listed articles, managers who take this tactic can damage not just the employee, but the business in general.
 
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Telecommuting

Many people have rushed to work online from home without considering if they are suitable for telecommuting, let alone its potential disadvantages. Find out what those advantages and disadvantages are in this article.
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The Difference between Freelance, Telecommuting and Work at Home

While the differences between freelancing, telecommuting and working from home are very small, the conveniences are by-and-large the same. Find out what those conveniences are in this article.
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Flexible Schedules, Telecommuting on the Rise

Hiring managers within large businesses are seeing a recent rise in telecommuting. Along with that, as this article explains, there has also been an increase in demand for flexible work hours.
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The Rise and Fall of Working from Home

Sometimes, telecommuting just doesn’t work out for a business. Some employees will simply exploit the privilege that they don’t have to be an office five days a week, or watched by a manager. Find out in this article what one company did with their work-from-home project after employees abused its opportunities.
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The Best Companies Don’t Have More Stars — They Cluster Them Together

The best companies in business have roughly the same amount of star employees as other companies. What sets those best companies apart from those other companies is how those companies use their worker talent.
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Hoarding Talent
 
Hoarding talent within a company can adversely affect that company. Why? Because of frustrated star employees who feel they have no escape from the position they’re in and end up quitting the company entirely.
 
Leadership’s Secret Sauce: Take Care of the People Who Take Care of the People
 
This article shows how a manger’s empathy, authenticity, and consistency are the main ingredients toward helping an employee feel they have value within a company.
 
Are you a Talent Hoarder?
 
You may not think of yourself as such, but if you’ve become too comfortable and safe with a star employee, you might be subconsciously hoarding that employee and indirectly keeping them back from advancing in their job and career.
 
Multipliers vs. Those Who Diminish
 
In today’s working world managers need to rethink how to get the best out of their employees. Those who do so are referred to as multipliers. Meanwhile, managers who don’t attempt to multiply the talent of their direct reports, and sap rather than tap their intelligence, diminish their employees. Which type of manager are you? Keep reading to find out more.