Welcome!

Artificial Intelligence Authors: Liz McMillan, Carmen Gonzalez, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui, Roger Strukhoff

News Feed Item

Work Flexibility Remains Top Priority for the American Workforce

LiveOps Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Flexibility and Independence in Work

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/10 -- In a survey released today of its independent agent community, 66% of respondents cited work flexibility as the number one reason they have chosen to contract with LiveOps. These results underscore the importance for businesses and government to consider how flexibility plays a role in retention and productivity of workers.

With flexibility noted as a cornerstone of its business, LiveOps was one of a handful of companies invited to participate in yesterday's Forum on Workplace Flexibility hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls. Participants in the forum joined the President and First Lady in discussing ways to change the culture of the traditional workplace.

"LiveOps is thrilled to see the White House addressing such innovative ideas in the way we work and operate businesses in the U.S.," said Maynard Webb, chairman and CEO of LiveOps. "It is the belief of LiveOps, our customers and our community of 20,000 independent contractors, that flexibility is a solution that benefits both businesses and workers."

The Forum outlined best practices for creating successful alternatives to the traditional office environment that benefit both employers and employees and began to explore the concept of freelancing and temporary work. Released during the Forum was a report issued by the White House Council of Economic Advisers that found companies with flexible work arrangements enjoy lower turnover and absenteeism, higher productivity and healthier workers. Additional themes throughout the afternoon centered on technology, training, result-based outcomes, private-public partnerships and data collection as important components to moving the nation toward a more flexible work environment.

Regan Parker, senior manager of government relations and advocacy for LiveOps, attended yesterday's Forum at the White House. She commented, "LiveOps supports policies and legislation that encourage flexible work, including contracted and freelance jobs. We believe our unique approach answers the President's call for innovation, flexibility and growth in the way our business operates and we thank the Administration for bringing this issue to light."

For additional information about the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility and LiveOps' participation in the discussion, please visit our corporate blog.

About LiveOps, Inc.
LiveOps is a rapidly growing technology company offering two innovative solutions for enterprises: Contact Center in the Cloud, a SaaS technology platform for managing contact centers, and Workforce in the Cloud, an on-demand workforce for outsourcing call center calls. LiveOps On-Demand Contact Center Platform brings the value of cloud computing to the contact center by enabling enterprises to rapidly deploy an always-on and instantly scalable contact center infrastructure in a pay-per-use model that enables customers to achieve greater operational and cost efficiencies. LiveOps uses this same technology platform everyday to successfully run the largest virtual call center with over 20,000 independent agents. LiveOps provides enterprises with the on-demand call center platform and community of on-demand independent agents to quickly achieve better business results. In 2009, the company was awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for using workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

LiveOps is a registered trademark and LiveWork is a trademark of LiveOps, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

The survey results were from an online poll LiveOps ran from March 29- March 30, 2010 with the LiveOps community of independent contractors; 2,542 individuals participated.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The term "digital transformation" (DX) is being used by everyone for just about any company initiative that involves technology, the web, ecommerce, software, or even customer experience. While the term has certainly turned into a buzzword with a lot of hype, the transition to a more connected, digital world is real and comes with real challenges. In his opening keynote, Four Essentials To Become DX Hero Status Now, Jonathan Hoppe, Co-Founder and CTO of Total Uptime Technologies, shared that ...
After years of investments and acquisitions, CloudBlue was created with the goal of building the world's only hyperscale digital platform with an increasingly infinite ecosystem and proven go-to-market services. The result? An unmatched platform that helps customers streamline cloud operations, save time and money, and revolutionize their businesses overnight. Today, the platform operates in more than 45 countries and powers more than 200 of the world's largest cloud marketplaces, managing mo...
When Enterprises started adopting Hadoop-based Big Data environments over the last ten years, they were mainly on-premise deployments. Organizations would spin up and manage large Hadoop clusters, where they would funnel exabytes or petabytes of unstructured data.However, over the last few years the economics of maintaining this enormous infrastructure compared with the elastic scalability of viable cloud options has changed this equation. The growth of cloud storage, cloud-managed big data e...
Your applications have evolved, your computing needs are changing, and your servers have become more and more dense. But your data center hasn't changed so you can't get the benefits of cheaper, better, smaller, faster... until now. Colovore is Silicon Valley's premier provider of high-density colocation solutions that are a perfect fit for companies operating modern, high-performance hardware. No other Bay Area colo provider can match our density, operating efficiency, and ease of scalability.
ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for in-memory high-end computing, providing higher performance and lower total cost of ownership as compared with traditional shared-memory systems. The company's innovative Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end shared-memory computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. vSMP F...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility. As they do so, IT professionals are also embr...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility. As they do so, IT professionals are also embr...