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Guess Who’s Working From Home?
Posted By Carole Fleck On February 25, 2014 @ 11:35 am In Work Matters | No Comments
More men telework and more women spend time in the office. And of those who work remotely, about 1 in 3 have no children, according to a myth-busting report released this week by the Madison, N.J., consultancy Flex+Strategy Group / Work+Life Fit Inc.
The researchers surveyed 556 full-time employees in December to analyze new work trends, including where work gets done.
Among the findings:
Now to the age factor. Contrary to what you might think, a majority of older folks are not working from home. In fact, it’s pretty even across the board. About 30 percent of remote workers are boomers (age 50-plus) or Gen Xers (ages 30 to 49); 35 percent are in Generation Y (ages 18 to 29), the researchers said.
Many companies that offer flexible work arrangements find that it gives them an edge in recruiting and retaining employees. In Staying Ahead of the Curve 2013: The AARP Work and Career Study, workers cited a flexible schedule (72 percent), an opportunity to work part time (48 percent) and the ability to work from home (36 percent) as essential parts of an ideal job.
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