THE PROS AND CONS OF REMOTE WORK
Would the ability to telecommute at least some of the time increase your likelihood of taking a job?
Total: Yes 77%
|18-34 Yes 86%|
|35-54 Yes 79%|
|55+ Yes 65%|
The ability to telecommute is most attractive to professionals in these six cities:
The biggest downsides of telecommuting were:*
|22%: People abuse the benefit/don’t stick to work hours|
|22%: Feelings of isolation and missing team environment|
|17%: Interpersonal relationships suffer because you only talk by phone or email|
|12%: Loss of facetime means telecommuting workers may not be considered for new projects, promotions|
|7%: No one to bounce ideas off of|
|19%: There is no downside|
Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,800 workers in the United States
*Responses may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.
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