Three in Four IT Workers Surveyed Say Telecommuting Option is at Least Somewhat Important When Evaluating a Job Offer
MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Telecommuting continues to dominate the news and water-cooler discussions this week - everyone seems to have an opinion about whether it helps or hinders companies and their employees. New research from Robert Half Technology illustrates the dual views on telecommuting:
-- In a survey of more than 3,300 IT Workers conducted by Robert Half Technology three in four IT workers said a remote working option was at least somewhat important when considering a new job opportunity.
-- Conversely, 74 percent of IT workers also say they generally prefer working on-site versus remotely.
-- Among respondents who preferred working on-site, the majority indicated they appreciate the camaraderie involved with working face-to-face.
-- Among those who preferred remote working arrangements, the majority cited increased productivity due to fewer interruptions and the lack of a commute as the reasons for their preference.
An infographic highlighting these results is available here:
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Full Survey Results:
How important to you is a remote working option when deciding whether to accept a job offer
Very important 23%
Somewhat important 52%
Not important 25%
In general, do you prefer to work remotely or on-site within a company
If you prefer working on-site, why
Like the camaraderie/being around people 40%
Important for career growth to have face time in the office 26%
Hard to collaborate or have "on the fly" meetings remotely 20%
It's hard to focus when I work from home 10%
Other (Please list) 4%
If you prefer working remotely, why
Greater productivity because of fewer interruptions 39%
No commute 38%
Prefer not to have to socialize, work with a lot of people 1%
Able to better manage my work/personal obligations 19%
Other (Please list) 3%
SOURCE Robert Half Technology
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