The question of whether or not to implement a telecommuting program is a hot one for businesses today. And the numbers show growing interest in the flexibility that telework provides; since 2005, telecommuting has grown 73 percent across all sectors, including a remarkable 474 percent increase in the U.S. federal government alone, according to the workplace flexibility consulting group Global Workplace Analytics.
As an increasing number of younger, technology-savvy employees enter the workforce, the growth is likely going to continue. Millennials, in particular, have come to appreciate and even expect the freedom that always-on technologies can provide in terms of workplace flexibility.
Luckily, the benefits of telecommuting aren’t solely for the worker. According to Global Workplace Analytics, a telecommuting program can potentially reduce costs for your small business in a variety of ways: