Telework declines in U.S.: WorldatWork

Decrease partly explained by high unemployment, anxiety about job security
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/11/2011

MTS Allstream has offered a telework program for more than three years. “Workplace 2.0” is used by almost one-third of its workforce — 700 people out of 2,400 — based in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.

The program has done very well, said Gary Davenport, vice-president of information technology at MTS Allstream in Toronto.

“We have not seen any drop in our program at all. In fact, we consider it to be very successful,” he said. “It is a highly sought-after option for people.”