Telecommuting, the new way to work from home

Connecticut

The idea of working from home might seem like a dream come true. As it turns out telecommuting might be the best way for employers to attract new workers!

Here to break down the pros and cons of this kind of career-style is Elizabeth Dutkiewicz– branch manager for Robert Half in New Haven.

“For companies battling for talent in today’s tight job market, a new survey shows offering telecommuting options might be the key to enticing professionals,” Dutkiewicz said. “77% of workers surveyed by staffing firm Robert Half said they’d be more likely to accept a job if it offered the ability to work from home at least some of the time.”

Some other findings of the survey include:
 
81% of workers admit there are downsides to telecommuting, including people abusing the benefit and feeling isolated as the most common negatives to remote work.
Of all age groups, workers aged 18-34 find telecommuting most appealing.

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