Remote Worker Revolution: The Benefits of Telecommuting

Working from home is one the rise with more companies coming around to the idea and seeing the many benefits that can be had from allowing employees to choose to do so. The following infographic from Lifesize, details the many benefits of telecommuting and the role it plays in employee retention, satisfaction and loyalty. Take a read through and see the many benefits you could avail of by offering a work at home perk to your staff.

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Source: Lifesize

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Remote Worker Revolution

Telecommuting:

40% – They had job-related tasks that they thought they could do at home

80% – Would like to work from home at least part-time

 

If those with compatible jobs and a desire to work from home did so just half the time annually:

  • $700 Billion national savings a year
  • $11,000 savings per year for a typical business
  • $2,000 – $7,000 savings the telecommuters would make a year
  • Over 37% of US Persian Gulf imports in oil savings
  • Greenhouse gas reduction would be equivalent of taking the entire New York state workforce permanently off the road

 

Telecommuting Statistics:

  • 23% of people did some or all of their work at home
  • 85% did some or all of their work at the workplace
  • 98% are happier working from home
  • 96% would suggest working from home
  • 88% would never return to the corporate world
  • $20,000 per employee company savings per full-time teleworker
  • 212 million people is the predicted number of road warriors / mobile workers by 2015

 

Best companies to work for with teleworking as a benefit

  • PWC
  • Intel
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Teach For America
  • Accenture

Other Facts:

  • 70% of employees report telecommuting would be somewhat to extremely important in choosing their next job
  • 72% of employers say teleworking has a high impact on employee retention
  • 80% of employees choose teleworking as a job perk
  • 36% would choose a work from home option over a pay rise

 

Sources:

  • blogs.hbr.org/2013/02/where-the-green-jobs-really-ar/
  • globalworkplaceanalytics.com/telecommuting-statistics
  • bls.gov/news.release/atus.nr0.htm marketingandbizpro.com/BusinessBullet_05_10.pdf globalworkplaceanalytics.com/pros-cons
  • eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Mobile-Worker-Population-to-Reach-13-Billion-by-2015-IDC-238980/
  • reuters.com/article/2012/01/24/us-telecommuting-idUSTRE80N1IL20120124
  • money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2012/benefits/telecommuting.html

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