Telecommuting May Soon Become a Standard in the Workplace

October 3, 2006 ( - A new survey of human resource managers finds that telecommuting is common in the workplace and is likely to increase in use.

In a press release, Yoh Services LLC, a provider of talent and outsourcing services, said its survey found that 81% of companies already have remote work policies in place. Additionally, 67% of HR managers surveyed said it is likely telecommuting will increase over the next two years.

The breakdown of telecommuting options found by Yoh in its survey of 198 HR managers at the Society for Human Resource Management 2006 Conference and Exposition in June included 13% of policies allowing for work in a satellite office and 25% of policies allowing work at home, the release said. Forty-four percent of respondents said their policies allowed for other telecommuting arrangements.

“The war for talent, combined with commuting times and costs, and an increasing need for work-life balance are all factors that promote telecommuting,” said Jim Lanzalotto, Vice President of Strategy and Marketing for Yoh, in the press release.

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