Benefits of Telecommuting

The Benefits of Telecommuting for Businesses

Thanks to the wonderful advent of technology, employers have the ability to hire job seekers from around the globe, and job seekers have the ability to work from the comfort of their home, so long as they have a computer and a reliable Internet connection. Known as telecommuting, instead of commuting to work in the traditional way, technology is the mode of commuting, and it’s a trend that is growing quite rapidly in business.

With the rising trend of telecommuting, many business owners want to know if it is beneficial. In short, yes, it is. If you’re a business owner, take a look at more detailed reasons why telecommuting can help your business flourish.

Increased Productivity

For some reason there is a stigma attached to telecommuting, and that stigma is that it decreases productivity. Many people have the idea that workers will slack off when they are off site; that they won’t get their job done, and that, of course, can have a huge impact on productivity. However, this idea couldn’t be any more false. Given the fact that employees are more likely to be motivated to work because they are in a comfortable environment, and the fact that they want to retain their telecommuting position, they are very inclined to get their work done. In fact, a study conducted at Stanford University found that people who telecommute full time are 13% more efficient than those who work on site.

Happier Employees

Telecommuting allows employees to have a better quality of life. They are able to be involved in their children’s lives, they don’t have to sit in rush hour traffic, they can work from the comfort of their own home and they can work in a way that best suits their needs. An increased quality of life = happier employees.

Fewer Turnovers

Yet another benefit of telecommuting is that it leads to fewer turnovers. Again, this relates to the improved quality of life that telecommuting allows for. When employees are happy with work, they are far more likely to stay with a company. Less turnover means greater success for your business and a reduction in costs. Every time an employee leaves a position, you have to invest more money to train a new employee, and that cost can really add up. Not to mention the fact that a high turnover rate also means less productivity for your business.

Better Environment

This is a benefit that is often not thought of, however, it is definitely a huge perk to telecommuting. Since employees don’t have to drive to work, pollution from car exhaust is greatly reduced. Now, if everyone could telecommute, imagine how much fresher the air would be.

2015 New England Patriots' Draft

The New England Patriots’ Draft

Looking to fill in some big holes in their offensive line as well as having a serious need for a cornerback, a linebacker and a defensive tackle, for the New England Patriots’ draft, they had a very specific list of needs they sought to fill to have a strong, adaptive roster.

 

They were able to fill the position for a defensive tackle straightaway in the first round with former Texas linesman Malcolm Brown, who was humble at the press conference until he boasted that the team was going to get the “best player ever drafted,” meaning him. Time will tell if that’s indeed the case.

 

The second round was another defensive one as Jordan Richard of Stanford joined the team as a safety. Known to be smart among his former teammates (Stanford grads, no less), the Patriots can look forward to a player who is quick and agile and plays for the love of the game, or so he claims. NBC Sports’ Josh Norris is less charmed, though, thinking that the Patriots would have been better off waiting to get someone like him later in the draft.

 

The Patriots met their need for a linebacker in round three as Geneo Grissom was recruited, a player who struck observers as very humble and emotional on hearing the news. Grissom is so eager to play, he claims he would have played any position at all just for a seat at the table. He is apparently looking forward to moving to New England, as he is a big Bruins fan.

 

The fourth round was the first in which the offense got some attention with Tre’ Jackson and Shaq Mason, as well as defensive end Trey Flowers, who’s mission in life is to stop the other team’s runs. Georgia’s Mason is seen by many as the best player the Patriots have gained in this draft; in the words of Josh Norris, “he’s the best run blocker in the entire draft. He’s an absolute mauler … he’s nasty.” Florida’s Jackson is also generally seen as a strong player, and oddly enough he and Mason have been friends ever since they briefly attended school together in Georgia before Jackson went to the Sunshine State.

 

Long snapper Joe Cardona was picked up in the fifth round. He grew up watching the Patriots play and is raring to go. He claims he had a feeling New England would be his new home since they were one of the only teams looking for a snapper.

 

The sixth round saw the acquisition of tight end, AJ Derby, and a second linebacker, Matt Welsh. Two relatively unknown players, they are both waiting to make their mark on the game and are pumped for the opportunity.

 

The elusive cornerback was finally recruited in round seven. Darryl Roberts describes himself as “a little versatile. I can play press, a little zone.” He looks to be a great addition to the team and is likely to make a real name for himself in New England. The last pick of the season, defensive end Xzavier Dickson, is a very experienced, tough player who looks to add some serious speed to the team.

 

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