Would you believe that 40% of telecommuters would rather take a pay cut then stop telecommuting?
According to a recent survey from Staples Advantage, the B2B division of Staples, telecommuters “feel and work better” than those who work in an actual office. They’re happier, healthier and according to 86% of them, more productive.
Telecommuters say their stress levels have dropped 25% on average since working from home
73% even say they eat healthier when working from home
76% are more willing to put in extra time on work & are more loyal to their company
While there are certainly a ton of advantages to working virtually, there are a few disadvantages:
Staples says that only 1 in 3 telecommuters back up their data
2/3 of the telecommuters didn’t get security training
87% of companies don’t provide furniture or equipment
With telecommuting on the rise (Forrester expects it to hit 63 million by 2016) and technology making it easier, telecommuting can be a great way for companies to keep employees happy and save money. However, as Staples notes, it’s important to have the right set-up and support in order for it to be rewarding for both parties.