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Last Updated: 10/10/06
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New Haven, CT
"The Hospital of Saint Raphael's been partnering with Telecommute Connecticut for five years. It's been an excellent relationship."
North Haven, CT
"With Telecommute Connecticut you don't need to be afraid. They set you up so that you're not going to fail."
Smith Brothers Insurance
"New professional people that we're recruiting, ask about telecommuting. They want the option to telecommute, so it's not an option for us any longer."
"Telecommute Connecticut gave us the expertise to proceed with our business model."
"It was soon after meeting the folks from Telecommute Connecticut that we really realized that we had a gem in hand and they could really help us out."
Ed Houghton, Director - Workforce Effectiveness
At Pitney Bowes we need more employees to telecommute, work remotely and work closer to their homes, so that we can help folks get to and from work more quickly and efficiently, and frankly make our workforce more effective. Studies have shown that telecommuting results in increased productivity, reduced stress, and greater employee satisfaction.
A Key for Business Continuity
Telecommuting certainly can be one of the most successful flexible work arrangements. Certainly when there're situations like when there's snow storms, hurricanes, or any kind of situation that is unpredictable. Employees that are telecommuting will be connected. Employees that are telecommuting will have the ability to work where other folks might be stuck in traffic or, frankly, never get to work those days. To me it makes good business sense to have folks that are connected and that are able to support both the business and the customers, no matter what the weather or traffic conditions are.
If just half of the folks that drive alone to work telecommuted one day a week the result would be a 10 percent reduction in single-occupancy vehicles on our roads, they'd save time and money, and reduce the strain on our infrastructure.
Telecommuters Make It Work
Folks that telecommute have a vested interest in making the telecommuting arrangement work. There have been a lot of studies that have shown increases in productivity around telecommuting. To my knowledge there has never been a study that has shown a decrease. Employees want to telecommute so they're going to see that it works.
Telecommuters Are Accessible
One of the things that there's always been some concern about is what if we need to get a hold of someone, what if we need to have somebody come into a meeting. Frankly, sometimes it's easier to find folks if they are working remotely and you know where they are versus being in a large facility they may be off at a meeting or out of touch with their department.