When it comes to letting staffers work from home, the question has shifted from, “Does your company allow telecommuting?” to “What telecommuting options do you offer?”
Those are the findings in the recent “Survey on Workplace Flexibility” by WorldatWork.
The study found that almost 70% of companies offer at least one type of telecommuting option — and many offer more than one.
According to the study, there are basically four types of telecommuting options offered by employers. Here’s the breakdown on those options:
- 83% of companies offer an ad hoc telecommuting option (e.g., employees can work from home to meet a cable or repair person, take care of a sick child, etc.)
- 58% let employees work from home on a monthly basis (at least one day per month — but not full time)
- 57% let staffers telecommute on a weekly basis (at least one day per week — but not full time), and
- 37% offer a full-time (every scheduled workday) telecommuting option.
Readers, what types of telecommuting options are available at your company? Let us know in the Comments section.