Telecommuting Grows in Popularity

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06/06/2014

Telecommuting Grows in Popularity

New survey reveals increasing interest in off-site work

 
Telecommuter

Telecommuting is becoming increasingly attractive to U.S. employees, according to the third annual telecommuting survey by Staples.

Roughly 71% of telecommuters say it’s an important benefit when considering a new job, while 10% of respondents even say they’re willing to take a salary reduction to keep the telecommuting benefit. Why? Achieving a better work-life balance was the No. 1 reason employees liked it, with 74% of respondents naming this as a top reason. Transportation savings (69%) and green benefits (47%) were also cited as major factors in the decision.

However, the Staples survey also showed that companies are generally doing a poor job of educating their telecommuting employees on security and could also stand to improve equipment policies so that employees have appropriate furniture. Only 25% of employees responding to the survey have been trained on data backup and other best practices for security. Connectivity is a continued problem, with 58% of employers reporting connectivity problems for telecommuters several times per month or more and 64% of employees naming poor VPN connections as their biggest IT challenge while telecommuting. As for furniture, only 10% of employers in the survey offer furniture services to new telecommuters.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

Morton designBUILD is a team that works with you, from concept to completion, to create custom steel buildings and beyond.  Visit our website for design inspirations today!

 


 

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