Jun. 29 2011
If you’ve squeezed all the productivity gains you can out of your workforce or the people around you are stressed out or disengaged, we’ve got some advice: Be more flexible about how, when and where your employees work.
Dice, “the career hub for tech™”, has come out with a report titled Remote Control.
In this report they say “Less than one percent or 500 of the total jobs posted on Dice mention telecommuting as an option. Yet, more than one-third of technology professionals said they’d cut their salary by up to 10 percent in exchange for telecommuting full-time. What’s remarkable is that even after two years of flattish compensation, technology professionals are
willing to sacrifice $7,800 on average to work from home.
You can read the entire report here:Dice Telework Report April 2011
Would you take a 10% pay cut to work full time from home?
2011, A forecast from TechCast at George Washington University said that: ‘While a recent survey found that less than 4 % of U.S. private sector workers actually work from home, that figure could reach as high as 30 % by 2019′.
Gartner: ‘this drive to mobility will become a $1 trillion market in the next four years.’ And that ‘within this decade, most, if not all workers will be mobile to some degree.’
40 percent of the workforce, representing 33 million Americans, has jobs that can be performed remotely either part time or full time.
TelCoa’s 2008 recommendation to members was also that at least: 40% of an organization’s workforce (whose jobs can be performed from home) should be full-time Work@Home™ employees.
TelCoa’s research has revealed the ‘average commuting motorist’ spends 17% of his/her take home pay getting to and from their centralized place of employment. But that was before the price of gasoline approached $4 per gallon. Many throughout the nation are re-discovering the ‘cost avoidance’ of telework or working from their homes as more and more motorists are trying to think of ways to spend less time behind the wheel.
One significant way to reduce fuel consumption is to reduce the number of trips we make to and from work.
We welcome your thoughts and comments on this.
The following is a paper written by Wendell Cox for The Information Technology & Innovatition Foundation
The number of jobs filled by telecommuters could grow nearly four-fold to 19 million and deliver substantial economic, environmental and quality of life benefits for the United States over the next 12 years. Thanks to its potential to cut costs, increase productivity, and expand the supply of potential employees, telecommuting is emerging as a standard business strategy for a large number of organizations. Spurred by advances in information technology, especially the spread of broadband services, telecommuting is the fastest growing mode of getting from home to work. Facilitated by continued expansion in broadband, especially higher speed broadband, telecommuting is poised to become more popular than transit and non-household car pools as a means of accessing work.
Click here to read the entire paper.