Finally, a tool that spells out the benefits of telecommuting — in a language finance chiefs can easily understand.
On the fence about allowing staffers to work from home? The Telework Savings Calculator uses U.S. Census data along with other pertinent info to calculate the benefits of telecommuting — from both an employer and an employee perspective.
How it works: The calculator allows users to hone in on specific geographical regions and analyze factors like fuel prices, real estate, electricity costs and even pollution reduction to determine the benefits of telecommuting.
The designer of the company behind this tool believes employers can stand to save $8,000 per remote worker each year due to decreased real estate, electricity, absenteeism and turnover costs.
Of course, those stats are straight from a Web site dedicated to extolling the virtues of telecommuting. You may want to find some other research to back up those claims.
But companies searching for a way to assign numerical value to telecommuting may want to give the Telework Savings Calculator a shot.