– Author: Cole Armstrong, WPS Office Software –
Among the non-self-employed population, the phenomenon of regular employees working at home has ballooned 103 percent since 2005, according to the consulting and research firmGlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. In fact, recent statistics from the research firm found that the number of employees in the U.S. who now telecommute at least half the time has reached 3.7 million—nearly 3 percent of the entire workforce. This work-from-home group is also increasing faster than the employee population as a whole, with recent data showing telecommuters growing 5.6 percent compared to 1.9 percent for workers in general year over year. These numbers are even more impressive on a global scale, with International Data Corp estimating that close to 40 percent of the world’s workforce—or 1.3 billion people —now telecommute.