Virtual Staff Benefits
“Our Remote Collaborative Worker Survey suggests there are significant benefits to be gained by both remote workers and their employers with off-site employees motivated to work harder and more efficiently to protect both the personal and professional benefits of working remotely,” said Michael Fitzpatrick, CEO of ConnectSolutions.
“Even the personal benefits workers experience can be viewed as employer benefits since workers tend to be happier, less stressed out, and healthier, thereby bringing down the costs of turnover, absenteeism, lower productivity, and other issues.”
Workers at AT&T work 5 more hours a week at home than their office-bound counterparts.
Sun Microsystems found that employees spend two-thirds of the time they save by not commuting doing work for the company.
JD Edwards and American Express telecommuters are 25% and 43% more productive than their office-based counterparts.
Telecommuters at Compaq, Best Buy, British Telecom, and Dow Chemical have all shown to be as much as 45% more productive.
According to a Cisco study, the company saved $277 million per year from telecommuting employees.
Global Workplace Analytics found out that $11,000 are saved per person per year if employees work half of the time away from the office. Another study dating back to 2014 by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign summarized the benefits of telecommuting by stating “working remotely is associated with improvement in two main employee measures – task-based performance and organizational citizenship behavior, including one’s contributions toward creating a positive, cooperative and friendly work environment.”
All of this adding to adding to the greater job satisfaction and happier employees, which work harder, are more productive, efficient, and stay with the company longer even taking less salary. Decreasing employee cost, recruiting cost, eliminating lost time and productivity leading to a lower bottomline and higher profits.
“What we found is people who work remotely often feel a greater need to perform,” Fitzpatrick added. “But ultimately, successful remote work requires collaboration, and collaboration depends on relationships and frictionless communication.” -CoSo Cloud