In nearly every case where a successful Telework program is implemented absenteeism is reduced. There are a number of reasons for this, here are a few:

  1. Not wanting to spread sickness, some people stay a home even if they feel well enough to work.
  2. Schools typically close due to sever weather, while businesses tend to stay open. This is a problem for workers with school aged children.
  3. Transportation issues are common causes for missing work. A Teleworker does not miss work because of car trouble.

Estimate Of National Absenteeism Cost Reduction Due To Teleworking