To Be or Not To Be…A Workplace that Allows Telecommuting

By April 22, 2013 No Comments

As one might guess, telecommuting gets a big thumbs-up from employees, but what about the employers? According to a recent Staples Advantage survey, 59 percent of employers think telecommuting leads to more productive employees and most responding employers feel that telecommuting is a mutually beneficial option.

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Does telecommuting make employees happier?

These numbers may be surprising, given the recent decision by Yahoo management to end telecommuting. But, obviously, most employers don’t agree with that decision. A whopping 75 percent of employers report their telecommuting employees are happier. And they also see a decrease in absenteeism.

But, like most issues, telecommuting has a down side. Dealing with IT issues topped the list of problems cited by employees. Other issues include a failure of employees to back up data on the company’s backup system and failure of employers to provide office furniture installation services. For additional statistics, read Survey: Telework Options Still Growing.


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