Job seekers are enticed by work-from-home options according to research from staffing firm Robert Half. More than three quarters of surveyed professionals (77 percent) said they are more likely to accept a job offer if there is an option for telecommuting. Those in San Francisco and Los Angeles are most likely to seek this perk, citing long commute times.
Companies that promote these options are more likely to attract top candidates. However, there are drawbacks to telecommuting, including people abusing the benefit, feeling isolated and missing a team environment, and strained relationships due to lack of face time.