Survey: Telecommuting aids recruitment
Douglas Caldwell San
Jose Business Journal
If you want to hire the most-talented people, let 'em stay home.
A new survey by TrueCareers of Reston, Va., found that 92 percent of
employees say that the ability to work from home would be an important
factor in deciding whether to accept a new job.
The survey also found that 91 percent of respondents believe that
telecommuting would make them more productive in their current jobs.
Of the 1,963 respondents, 65 percent say that they either already
telecommute to some degree or have considered working from home. Of the
employees now telecommuting, 35 percent work from home at least half of
"Recent U.S. Census figures show that roughly 4.2 million
Americans telecommute," says Michael Caggiano, chief executive of
TrueCareers, an online job board that provides hiring companies with
pre-screened candidates. "This survey confirms our belief that we'll
see the telecommuting trend continue to rise and grow."