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Jon-Louis Heimerl | February 25, 2013
Corporate use of telecommuters is on the rise. Office space is expensive. Some companies use telecommuting as a way of reducing office space, while others like the fact that a telecommuting workforce gives them more geographic flexibility when hiring. If you can reasonably manage one person in Cleveland, who is the perfect skill match for the job, why try to hire a more expensive, less skilled person Chicago headquarters? Some companies work with telecommuters for the simple reason that employees think it is a benefit. Eliminating a one-hour commute adds an hour to the workday, and benefits everyone.
Telecommuting is nothing new. It exploded in the 90s, and hasn’t stopped since. But the telecommuting landscape has changed. How? Just look at your house. Most homes have at least one PC, and a significant number of them have multiple. Many homes have wireless routers. Those wireless routers connect to an Xbox, a PS3, a Wii, an iPad, an iPhone, Android phones and other... read more >
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