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    Thank You for entering our Employers Area. The Adirondack Region is the perfect location for your new Teleworkers. Please submit your new job through the form below. Adirondack Teleworks has also highlighted the benefits of implementing a telecommuting program in your company. Any employers that would like additional information, please contact me by email or by phone (518.648.5112)

    Bill Murphy, Director

    What are the benefits of implementing a telecommuting program in your company? Here are a few of the highlights:

    Cost Savings — Telecommuting helps companies achieve significant savings associated with real estate costs and overhead. Companies can grow without the need to create additional workstations or build new office spaces. The reduced travel time for employees who telecommute also promotes savings in relation to gas prices and automobile maintenance and repair costs.

    Increased Productivity — Employees who telecommute are not limited to working from home. They can work from different places such as an airport, hotel, or client site, resulting in a greater opportunity for productive work hours throughout the day. Employees who enjoy the flexibility and independent work environment afforded by telecommuting tend to be more productive employees and display increased motivation for their job as well as higher morale and less absenteeism. In addition, telecommuters avoid travel time and may deal with a reduced number of distractions and interruptions than they would encounter in a conventional workplace environment which also results in an increase in productivity. Companies such as the Atlanta Regional Commission have reported that as much as 90% of their managers saw an improvement in employee morale with an average productivity increase of 17% as a result of their telework programs (Clean Air Campaign, 2007).

    Employee Retention — each year, many employees leave jobs that they otherwise enjoy due to relocation concerns. The option to telecommute eliminates the number of employees who resign because they want or need to move to a new location. For example, Merrill Lynch reported a 6% decrease in employee turnover as a result of their telecommuting program, along with a 15% increase in productivity. (Wells, 2001) Telecommuters can move with minimal disruption to their work productivity and less employee turnover means bottom line savings for the company in recruiting and training costs.

    Organization and Staffing Flexibility — by offering telecommuting positions, companies can enhance their recruiting efforts because they are not limited to hiring employees in a specific geographic area. Instead, they can select top candidates from a larger, more talented labor pool. As the needs of the organization change, employers are free to restructure or reassemble the best teams to fit individual projects with minimal disruption to the company.

    Environmental Preservation — Telecommuting can help with the growing concern about global warming and energy conservation in today’s world. Currently, one of the largest sources of pollution in the United States is motor vehicles. Telecommuting significantly reduces traffic congestion and automobile emissions as well as providing a considerable potential for energy savings in the areas of on-site heating and cooling, lighting, automobile repair, and highway building and maintenance.

    Improved Health — Telecommuting can help employees to create a better balance between their work and family life by giving employees more opportunities to spend quality time with family members. Telecommuting can also reduce the stress associated with the rush hour commute as well as provide employees with more time to incorporate health and wellness activities in their lives. Instead of waking up and rushing into traffic, telecommuters can wake up and take time for a cup of coffee, walk the dog, bring children to school, and still start work at the same time. Better health and lowered stress means employees put a greater focus on work concerns during work hours.