AA Auto Protection is looking ahead to the future by providing flexible work options for their employees who want to have access to more telecommute opportunities. While these options are currently available, the company wants to expand its efforts to ensure a happy and more productive workforce.
“With so many businesses starting to offer telecommuting options to their staff, we want to embrace that trend, so our employees can benefit as well,” announced Daniel Rorapaugh, owner of AA Auto Protection. “We want to make sure that our employees have the same work at home opportunities as those who work for Fortune 500 companies.”
Telecommuting, or working from home, has been on the increase in recent years, especially since the economic downturn. Fortune 1000 companies around the globe are entirely revamping their space around the fact that employees are already mobile. Studies repeatedly show they are not at their desk 50-60% of the time. Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Apple, and Dell are among those that allow for employees to work from home. Although companies like Google and Yahoo have pulled some remote employees back into the office, it’s still a trend that’s increasing across the world.
“AA Auto Protection feels that regardless of where you work, you should have the benefit of working from home. For us, it’s been something that we are proud to offer,” stated Rorapaugh. “We see how it benefits both the company and the staff. Having workers who telecommute saves in expenses, but more importantly, it creates happier employees.”
Studies have shown that telecommuting benefits employees in many ways. It reduces the amount of time commuting back and forth to an office, which translates to more time spent with family. It also means less time dealing with traffic troubles or inclement weather that can create stress and frustration and reduce productivity.
“Working from home also improves morale and reduces turnover, which is a win-win for both employees and companies like AA Auto Protection who embrace remote workers,” stated Rorapaugh.
Studies show that employers who have embraced telecommuting have helped reduce their carbon footprint. In 2013, annual fuel consumption decreased by 680 million gallons, about 0.5 percent of the nation’s gas consumption, one study found.
A forecast of employment trends by the World Economic Forum called flexible work, including virtual teams, “one of the biggest drivers of transformation” in the workplace, while a Gallup poll found that 37 percent of respondents have already worked virtually.
According to the latest statistics, regular work-at-home, among the non-self-employed population, has grown by 115% since 2005, nearly 10x faster than the rest of the workforce. In fact, forty percent more U.S. employers offered flexible workplace options than they did five years ago.
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