ANY form of substitution of information technologies (such as telecommunications and/or computers) for normal work-related travel; moving the work to the workers instead of moving the workers to work.
Periodic work out of the principal office, one or more days per week, either at home, a client’s site, or in a telework center; the partial or total substitution of information technologies for the commute to work. The emphasis here is on reduction or elimination of the daily commute to and from the workplace. Telecommuting is a form of teleworking.
Benefits & Advantages
Telework enables employers to:
- Operate effectivly during peak congestion periods caused by major regional events (e.g. political conventions), inclement weather or emergency situations
- Save money by avoiding the need to build or lease a larger facility
- Expand hiring opportunities
- Improve job satisfaction and retention of employees
- Reduce absenteeism
- Increase available parking space
Telework enables employees to:
- Be more productive by avoiding time wasted during a congested commute to work
- Have a better work/life balance by spending less time on the road and more time with friends and family
- Live greener by reducing their carbon footprint
- Save money on gas and wear and tear on their vehicles
Early enrollers receive high-value advantages.
For a limited time, Twin Cities employers can enjoy free consultant services from highly specialized industry experts. Plus, employers and employees can join and learn from a network of other telework professionals creating best practices for their organization and/or company.
The professionals of eWorkPlace share over 40 years of national telework expertise and are based in the Twin Cities. Services include:
- On-site training
- IT advice