Remote working such as working from home has been accelerating in the U.S. In fact, the number of people that work from home has tripled in the past 15 years, according to the Federal Reserve. The chart to the right from Global Workplace Analytics’ special analysis of 2016 ACS data shows the percentage of people who work-at-home by industry.

Whether your business is considering allowing its staff to work remotely on a temporary basis during crises such as the COVID-19 outbreak or making a permanent move in that direction, reports show that both employers and employees have shown very positive results. In fact, one study estimated that employees save between $2,500 and $4,000 per year by working at home only half of the time and another study estimated that employers save more than $11,000 a year per employee.

 

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