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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Telecommuting Catching on Worldwide

A recent survey conducted by Netilla Networks reveals keen interest in telecommuting both in the US and Europe. Netilla conducted it survey of commuters at New York's Penn Station and London's Liverpool Street Station.

Of the commuters surveyed, 70% believed that working from home and other flexible working arrangements raises worker productivity, and 64% believed that it fosters greater employee loyalty. A whopping 90% believed that telecommuting benefits both employers and workers. However, 80% said that they would not want to telecommute full-time.

The numbers remained fairly consistent in the surveys conducted in New York, London and other European cities.

Source: Herman Trend Alert