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Companies Embrace Telecommuting as a Retention Tool

Telecommuting is good for employees, which translates into benefits for employers as well – the chief being lower turnover and greater retention.

A number of reports and surveys show the rapid growth in telecommuting, and the subsequent benefits to organisations. Of course, from the employee’s viewpoint, the increased flexibility is a key benefit, and many would sacrifice some of their salary in exchange for this flexibility.

Some organisations that allow telecommuting don’t save money this way, because they have paid for offices and other infrastructure anyway. And in some cases, it increases their costs because they now have to provide collaboration software, offer better Internet access and improve their security measures. But the returns in terms of employee satisfaction, productivity and retention often make up for these costs.

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