Benefits

As of 2010, 26.6 million U.S. employees telecommuted or worked at home at least one day a week.  Estimates suggest that 63 million will telecommute by 2016.

  • 37% of corporations have begun offering telecommuting as a way to improve staff retention rates in the last 12 months.
  • 33% of workers use telecommuting to deal with the rising fuel prices.
  • 72% of employees say flexible work arrangements would cause them to choose one job over another.
  • 37% specifically cite telecommuting.
  • 36% of employers with an established culture of flexibility view telework as an essential, strategic element to organizational success.
Source: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., Commissioned by WorldatWork, February 2011 What do the stats say about telework?