The web exploded Wednesday morning with news that Yahoo CEO told employees no more telecommuting.
CEO Marissa Mayer sent a memo to Yahoo employees saying she was instituting a no work from home policy. Everyone had an opinion.
NBC reported that 13.4 million people worked from home at least part-time during a typical week in 2010, and the number of telecommuters in computer, science and engineering fields increased by 69 percent between 2000 and 2010, numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Staffing agency Robert Half Technology, which specializes in placing employees in high tech jobs, said most people prefer to work onsite. But, flexible work schedules are a recruiting tool.
A survey of 3,300 employees, by Robert Half Technology, shows that three out of four information technology workers said remote working is an important option when they are considering a new job.
Most people prefer to work onsite — 74 percent. Among respondents who preferred working on-site, the majority indicated they appreciate the camaraderie involved with working face-to-face. Those who preferred working remotely, cited increased productivity due to fewer interruptions and the lack of a commute as the reasons for their preference.