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    Telecommuting up by 25% this year

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    The number of hours employees worked from home in the first seven months of the year was 25% higher than in the corresponding period of 2017, according to the Attentia agency. The most popular telecommuting days were Wednesday and Friday, which accounted for 22.8% and 28.7% respectively of the hours employees worked at home, according to Attentia, which specialises in human resources and well-being and has a database of 120,000 employees at its disposal.

    Monday was the least popular day for working off site, with 14.7% of hours.

    There is no denying the popularity of working from home. It enables employees to avoid traffic jams and also allows them a better balance between private and professional life, according to Attentia. It also makes the work of recruiters easier.

    “Employees are most often ready to change jobs when that means less commuting time,” says Stefanie Devestel, legal consultant with Attentia Legal Partners. “A clear telecommuting policy allows businesses to be more attractive on the labour market.”

    Christopher Vincent
    The Brussels Times