Three in Four IT Workers Surveyed Say Telecommuting Option is at Least Somewhat Important When Evaluating a Job Offer
Nearly Same Percentage of IT Workers Also Say They Primarily Prefer Working On Site
Feb 27, 2013
MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.