Organization Benefits:

Hiring employees is time-consuming and expensive.  Numerous studies reveal that offering teleworking options is an effective way to attract and retain good employees.  If properly implemented, flexible working arrangements provide:

  • Increased employee retention and reduced recruitment and training costs
  • Increased employee satisfaction
  • Increased productivity and morale
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced facility overhead and maintenance and lower demand for parking spaces
  • Business Continuity during inclement weather, traffic accidents, etc.
  • A contribution to organization’s sustainability goals

Employee Benefits:

 You do not have to telework full-time to reap the benefits.  Employees may benefit even with occasionally teleworking because it:

  • Allows flexibility for completing work and personal responsibilities
  • Reduces stress caused from commuting and office distractions
  • Increases job satisfaction and morale
  • Reduces commuting expense

This Telework Calculator can help workers understand how teleworking might save them money and reduce their carbon footprint.


North Carolina has seen a fairly steady increase in telework rates since 2012, rising by over 0.1% per year for the last four years.


Teleworking can also have other indirect benefits for your company. Besides allowing your employees to feel trusted and maintain a good work-life balance, by eliminating the commute, the entire community benefits from:

  • Reduced traffic congestion
  • Improved air quality
  • Reduced wear and tear of road infrastructure and decreased need for new construction
  • Decreased fuel consumption

So whether your company is interested in creating a completely remote workforce, allowing just a few employees to telework one or two days a week, or you just want to create a back-up plan for hurricanes, snow or flu season, use these tools and resources to help you select the right staff and policies and get started.