With the shortage of top IT talent with high demand skills such as Java, .Net, PM, BA/QA, and PHP, companies are beginning to offer generous incentives and creative benefits to attract potential candidates. While money is always a major motivator, we’re finding that telecommuting for many talented techies (in the ATL) ranks high on the list. Here are the three common responses we hear from candidates who are considering a career move:
Telecommuting is not a new phenomenon, but it is on the rise. According to Forrester, telecommuting is expected to reach 63 million employees in the U.S. by 2016. This increase in telecommuting may be beneficial for both employer and employee. In a recent survey conducted by a Fortune 500 company, telecommuters stated they are:
Giving employees the option to work remotely is becoming a necessity – especially for companies looking to recruit top IT talent. IT professionals want (and may expect) the freedom of working from home, and if the survey mentioned above holds any truth, there are certainly good reasons to implement a telework program (with specific guidelines) within your IT organization.