Businesses are achieving significant cost savings by implementing a productive telecommuting workforce. In fact, according to the Telework Research Network, nearly 6 out of 10 employers identify cost savings as a notable benefit from telecommuting. Savings come from the obvious elements, including reduced office space costs and technology costs, but also from unlikely cost centers for both the employer and telecommuter.
- Unscheduled absences cost $1,800 per employee per year. Companies with a telework program report 63% fewer unscheduled absences.
- The average business would save up to $11,000 per employee per year—an incredible $700 billion per year in the U.S. alone—if employees telecommuted part time.
- The average real estate savings with full-time teleworkers is $10,000 per employee per year.
- Two billion gallons of gas would be saved annually by a U.S. telecommuting workforce.
These are just a few of the ways you can save both money and time as well as increase productivity and the quality of your work-life balance by beginning a telecommuting practice today. Now, experts in modern work trends and sustainability – including perspectives from Cradle2Cradle, MNN and WorkSnug – share their valuable insights with us in our free eBook, including
- How to enhance the positives and eliminate the negatives of telecommuting within your business
- How to manage productivity and success metrics.
- How to balance work and life when you work from home
PGi’s latest eBook explores the benefits and challenges of telecommuting from all perspectives, and can help both companies and their employees reap the numerous benefits of work from home environments.