Five most common telecommuting mistakes

Firm policies and pilot projects help make programs successful
||Last Updated: 06/04/2009

In a time of rising gas prices and advanced communications technology, an increasing number of companies are turning to telecommuting as an affordable way to maximize talent retention and offer employees a desirable perk.

Yet many companies lack the knowledge to implement a successful remote work and telecommuting program, according to St. Louis, Mo.-based telecommuting expert Brandon Dempsey.

Most companies can implement a telecommuting program with their current infrastructure but sound policies and procedures are critical to any program’s success, said Dempsey, who is the vice-president of telecommuting consultancy Suite Commute.