Working from home attracts, retains staff

84 per cent would leave current job for chance to telecommute: Survey
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/14/2010

Employers looking to attract and retain top talent may want to consider offering telecommuting, according to Andrea Garson, vice-president of Workopolis in Toronto.

“Employees are saying they’ll leave their current employer and go somewhere else to have the ability to work from home,” she said.

In fact, 82 per cent of 8,656 people who participated in a poll on Workopolis.com said they would change jobs for the chance to telecommute.