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in Corporate Telecommuting, Economy, Review, Technology, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Stats, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Pros and Cons

Are Telecommuting Stats Too Good to Be True?

Fredric Paul, in a post over at Enterprise Efficiency, suggested our research is biased. Says it’s all too good to be true. He didn’t bother to contact us before he wrote, so we left a comment there with some initial thoughts and referred readers here for the rest of the story. In his post he writes: Citrix Online, which makes remote access products, natch, has...

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20 May 2010
Telecommuting Makes Cents
in Corporate Telecommuting, Economy, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Stats, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Pros and Cons

Telecommuting Makes Cents

If a picture’s worth 1000 words, this one says it all. It was prepared by  Citrix Online based on work we did over the last couple years to quantify the benfits of telework. The infographic below summarizes our findings that were included in our recentwhitepaper sponsored by Citrix titled, Workshifting: The Bottom Line (2.3Mb PDF).

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20 May 2010
WorldatWork Focus on Recognition
in Corporate Telecommuting, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Employers, Work-Life Balance

WorldatWork Focus on Recognition

In 1913 the Ford Motor Company had a problem. Their secret to success, the assembly line, was in trouble. Turnover among assembly line workers was 370% and 70% of new hires quit after 5 days. So Ford developed another innovation – a recognition and reward system. It’s hard to believe that employee recognition was an innovation, but it’s not too much of an exaggeration to...

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18 May 2010
in Corporate Telecommuting, Economy, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Stats, Telework Pros and Cons, Work-Life Balance

Telecommuting – The Bottom Line

A report we prepared, commissioned by Citrix Online a division of Citrix Systems, (NASDAQ:CTXS), was released today and is available here. We found that virtual work policies could save U.S. businesses over $400 billion per year in increased productivity, lower office costs, and reduced absenteeism and staff turnover.  Entitled “Workshifting Benefits: The Bottom Line,” the report quantifies the many benefits in dollars and cents.  In...

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18 May 2010
Most Companies Know Work-Life Programs Are Key
in Corporate Telecommuting, Telecommuting Research, Telework Pros and Cons, Work-Life Balance

Most Companies Know Work-Life Programs Are Key

More than half of 741 multinational companies surveyed by WorldatWork and Mercer consider work-life balance initiatives a key tool to attract, motivate and retain talented people. Key finding were presented today at the annual WorldatWork Conference in Dallas. The full report will be available next month. The survey found that 21% had added flexible work arrangements in the last 12 months, and 40% enhanced or...

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18 May 2010
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