Most of the job seekers (80%) feel as if the ability to telecommute would make them more productive in their current jobs. For nearly half (47%), that contention is based on their current situation, with 41% chipping in at least 20 hours a week at their own casa, according to a survey by TrueCareers.
When asked about the reasons for telecommuting:
- 43% – say telecommuting offers more flexible work hours
- 24% –say working at home allows for more time with their families
- 19% – say telecommuting saves time and money on traditional commutes to work.
The survey was conducted on the Web site of TrueCareers, a subsidiary of the SallieMae Foundation in July 2003.