Teleworking has grown 115% in the past decade, according to the Society for Human Resources. However, in 2017, a number of large employers made headlines by abandoning their telework initiatives, citing the desire to improve communication, collaboration and teamwork. This move was surprising to many for two reasons:
• Nearly three-quarters of millennials express a desire to have more opportunities to work remotely.
• Employers can save $11,000 per half-time telecommuter.
Do employees who work remotely feel less recognized, exhibit lower engagement levels or experience less attention from their manager? To find out, we conducted a regression analysis on our 2018 survey of 5,000 employees nationwide. The results presented on the following pages may surprise you.