Let workers stay home!

Working from home

Recently both houses of Congress passed bills that tighten the requirements for federal agencies on telework, which will actually encourage having stay-at-home workers. A study done by the Telework Research Network provides evidence that all businesses (not just federal, but small and medium-sized businesses, too) benefit from letting employees work from home. The study found that a business with 100 workers could save $1.1 million annually if they let them work from home just 50% of the time. Also, workers are significantly more productive working from their home (a 27% increase!). And it doesn’t end there—employers would even see reduced absenteeism, reduced costs for renting office space, and happier, healthier, less-stressed workers.

To see all of the benefits of telework:

Have you had any experience with telework? What are your thoughts?

<Telework Research Network study>
<Telework Improvements Act of 2010>

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