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