The 2014 announcement of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list is going to be all the rage this week. As a nod to the ongoing discussions about company culture, perks and benefits, we wanted to take this week to talk about telecommuting and the benefits and realities of working remotely. 2014 has brought a lot of predictions with it about changes to the regularity and acceptance of telecommuting, so if you haven’t had a telecommuting-friendly position yet, this just might be your year.
4 Things You Didn’t Know About Telecommuting
As of 2011, 82% of @Intel’s employees are regular telecommuters.
Only 25 percent of telecommuters work in pajamas.
53% of those who work from a home office are men.
Employees who telecommute 50% of the time save between $2K and $7K per year.
3 B2B Companies With Killer Telecommuting Policies
30% of employees work remotely at least part-time and they regularly post new telecommuting positions on their corporate job boards.
Almost 85% of Cisco employees worked remotely on a regular basis as of 2011. Cisco estimates they have saved about $277 million through increased productivity and benefits from their flexible policy.
82% of Intel’s employees telecommuted regularly as of 2011. Intel also promotes other flexible options such as job sharing, flexible schedules and other arrangements.
We will have more for you this week on telecommuting, including a post from our very own remote rockstar Lance Haun. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, follow The Starr Conspiracy on Twitter or Facebook.