5 telework pitfalls to avoid

Firm policies and pilot projects help make programs successful
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/16/2008

There are about 800,000 Canadians who telecommute almost daily and about 2.5 million who telecommute at least one day a week, according to research by Avaya, an Internet-based telephone services and technology firm.

For employers wanting to go green to attract and retain workers, telecommuting one day a week saves an average of 354 litres of gas, which avoids the creation of 464 kilograms of carbon in a year, while full-time telecommuting avoids the creation of 2,320 kilograms of carbon per employee per year.