Infographic: The benefits of telecommuting

AT&T has been quite successful with it’s remote worker policy. Find out how the company is making it work.

How does telecommuting fit into your workplace? In 2011, AT&T had more than 17,000 telecommuters (employees that worked from home at least one day per week every week). Aside from the environmental impact, such as saving gas and avoiding greenhouse gas emissions, AT&T found several benefits of having virtual workers.

Telecommuters had a 17 percent lower absentee rate and a 72 percent lower turnover rate. Employees also felt that they were more productive from home—and managers agreed.

Do you think this is a good idea, or should you reconsider working from home? Here are seven reasons. (View a larger image.)

Heather R. Huhman is a contributor to HR where a version of this post first appeared.

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