Telecommuting — the use of telephone or computer technologies — enables employees to work offsite, outside of the traditional workplace. Telecommuting involves working from home or a telework center near the employee's home. It substitutes for office space by removing work from the workplace for a growing number of private and public organizations.

Employer Benefits
- Reduces overhead costs and office space needs
- Reduces demand for parking spaces
- Reduces employee sick days and absenteeism
- Reduces transportation problems
- Allows access to new labor pools (e.g., residents from outlying communities)
- Increases organizational flexibility
- Increases productivity and high-quality work
- Reduces employee turnover

Employee Benefits
- Empowers employees to work independently
- Enhances scheduling flexilibility
- Provides more opportunities for the disabled, part-time workers and semi-retired persons

Community Benefits
- Reduces traffic congestion
- Lowers gas consumption and conserves limited energy resources
- Increases quality of life due to family and personal time management

This is why many experts are calling telecommuting a significant work arrangement for the 21st century. For more information about how telecommuting can work for your company, visit


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