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The Telework PArtnership with Employers - The Benefits


The Benefits of Telework. Successful teleworking can pay real dividends for employers, employees, and our communities. It is an effective business tool, provides greater flexibility and lower stress for employees, and helps reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. In short, teleworking is a win-win-win situation for all concerned.

For the Employer:

  • Improved employee retention and recruitment. Workers are an organization's greatest asset and offering the telework option can help retain valued employees and recruit the best new employees from a larger pool of skilled workers.
  • Reduced absenteeism. When employees work in more convenient locations, lost time from sick days, late arrivals, and stressful commutes is translated into productive work periods.
  • Increased productivity. By removing office distractions and interruptions and reducing the stress and hassles of difficult commutes, teleworking employees can focus directly on the work at hand and produce more in less time.
  • Lower overhead costs. Employers can save money through telework programs that have workers share office space and reduce parking needs.
  • Enhanced public image. By contributing to an important community goal by employing the most innovative business practices, businesses will be recognized as good corporate citizens and cutting-edge organizations.

For the Employee:

  • Better work-family balance. As more workers struggle with busy and competing schedules, teleworking can help strike a better balance between work and family demands.
  • Reduced stress. Eliminating long, difficult commutes translated into less stress for employees and their families.
  • Improved job satisfaction. By focusing on work, and not stressful commutes or office distractions, workers can enjoy managing their own time, assuming responsibility, and the higher quality of work that results.
  • Reduced commuting time and expense. Working closer to home means more personal and family time and less money spent on travel.

For the Community:

  • Decreased traffic congestion. Having fewer commuters on the roads, especially at peak rush-hours, lowers the cost of road maintenance and the demand for building new highways, and it improves the quality of life for area residents.
  • Less pollution and energy consumption. Fewer or shorter commutes means less air pollution and the conservation of gasoline and other energy sources.
  • Increased economic vitality. By lowering the wasted economic cost of traffic congestion and making the region a more attractive place to live and do business, teleworking can improve the region's overall economic health.
  • Better quality of life. Decreased road congestion, fewer hassles from commuting, more time with families, and greater economic vitality improve the quality of life for the entire region.



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