Telecommuting Increases But Challenges Remain: Infographic

Telecommuting is projected to increase over the next five years, according to a recent Robert Half Technology survey of chief information officers.

However, while more companies are allowing employees to work remotely, CIOs surveyed have concerns about the practice, including how to track work and how to compensate for the lack of face-to-face time.

Telecommuting programs make sense for many technology firms, especially when trying fill in-demand positions. The ability to hire a senior mobile app developer across the country when your firm is located in a very competitive market can be an excellent option for hiring managers. Firms like Automattic have so fully embraced the idea of telecommuting that there's no central office. On the other hand, companies such as Yahoo! have limited telecommuting, asking employees to show up at the corporate office each day. In the end, each hiring manager needs to assess the viability of a remote work program within their own work culture. Check out Robert Half Technology's infographic below for more insights and advice on telecommuting, including how remote workers can be set up for success: