Here’s an overview of some stats and trends for the US, global, benefits for employees and employers as well as other interesting trivia about telecommuting. See more info from an infographic with CityTownInfo.com, here are a few of the stats and trends presented.
More people are doing it
The overall quantity of people telecommuting on the rise:
- The public and private sector work-at-home segment of the population grew by over 60% from 2005 to 2010.
- In 2010 this represented 13 million people in the US or 9% of all workers.
- In 2011 the number of home-based employees grew by 73%.
Getting paid more for doing so
They generally get paid more as well, here are the stats of annual salaries from the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau:
- Exclusively from home is $74k.
- Exclusively from the office is $66k.
- Both at home and the office is $96k.
The most popular days to telecommute, dressing casually and where people in the US are doing so:
- The most popular days to telecommute are Mondays and Fridays.
- Telecommuters involved with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) have grown by 69% from 2000 to 2012.
- Only 10% of telecommuters in 2010 were 65 or older.
- Telecommuters dress more casually, in 2012 this includes 48% in t-shirt and jeans, 25% in pajamas, and 7% in less than pajamas.
- The metro areas with the highest percentage of telecommuters in 2010 were Boulder, CO at 10.9%, Medford, Oregon at 8.4%, and Santa Fe, New Mexico at 8.3%.
Benefits from telecommuting
How employees, employers, and communities can benefit from telecommuting:
- Companies save an average of $10k per employee, coming from increased worker productivity, savings and real estate and related costs, lower employee turnover, and lower employee absenteeism.
- Employees save money on gas and work related expenses, decreased daycare expenses, home-office tax breaks, and more flexible time arrangements.
- Local communities benefit from conserving more energy, less CO2 emissions, and increased usage of local services.
The different sides of telecommuting
According to a 2012 Wakefield Research survey:
- 64% of workers who never worked remotely would make the following sacrifices to work from home one day a week, 32% to give up lunch breaks, 25% would forego alcohol consumption, and 20% would give up coffee.
- On the flip side, employers or bosses generally aren’t quite as excited about it, with 50% opposing it, 35% tolerating it, and only 15% encouraging it.
The current and forecasted global impacts of telecommuting:
- A 2012 survey of global companies 47% of employees work remotely or in a flexible working arrangement.
- A 2011 global Ipsos survey found that 1 in 5 employees telecommute on a weekly basis.
- In emerging markets the percentage of workers telecommuting are 25% in Latin America, 27% in Africa, 27% in the Middle East, and 24% in Southeast Asia or Oceania.
- By 2019, it’s estimated that 30% of all workers of industrialized countries will work from home 2-3 days per week.
Have your own networks for telecommuting collaboration
If looking for an online networking solution to share content with colleagues while telecommuting, here are few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:
- Create a network just for you and colleagues you’re working with, have separate networks for larger projects or working with third parties.
- Organize content with easy to use folders, such as for specific projects you’re working on.
- Within folders are applications to include content as appropriate, this could be actions, notes, events, contact information, office files, photos, graphics, audio or video recordings, websites or blogs.
- Use in your preferred language, including Bulgarian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
- Get started and invite others for free with the Basic plan, more active users can upgrade to Premium for extra features and storage options.
Learn more about having your own networks for telecommuting, including using the applications, benefits, FAQs or other relevant blog articles.
For people interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Oceania, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.
- 1. The area of Oceania includes regions otherwise known as Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Australasia includes Australia, New Zealand, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island and others. Melanesia is directly northeast of Australia and includes Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Micronesia is north of Melanesia and directly east of the Philippines, includes the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Wake Island. Polynesia is east of Micronesia and Melanesia, includes American Samoa, the Cook Islands, Easter Island, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Niue, the Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Wallis and Futuna. In total there are over 30,000 islands within the South Pacific or Oceania.
- 2. The total population is over 35 million, with 23 million in Australia, 5 million in Papua New Guinea and over 4 million in New Zealand.
- 3. There are ~30 languages used throughout Oceania, these include English, French, Indonesian, Hindi and Spanish as well as indigenous languages such as Bislama, Carolinian, Chamorro, Cook Islands Maori, Fijian, Futunan, Gilbertese, Hawaiian, Hiri Motu, Maori, Marshallese, Nauruan, Niuean, Palauan, Pitkern, Rotuman, Samoan, Tahitian, Tokelauan, Tongan, Tok Pisin, Tuvaluan and Wallisian.
- 4. Most of the countries involved use their own currency with some exceptions. The USD is used in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau. Besides Australia, the Australian Dollar is used in Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu. Besides New Zealand, the New Zealand Dollar is used on the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau.
- 5. Cuisine in Oceania includes a large amount of fish and seafood with various regional dishes or ingredients. In Australia, BBQ’s are popular and many different types of fruit, the Granny Smith apples first came from Sydney. In New Zealand you get the Kiwi fruit and will find venison on many menus from local deer farms.
- 6. Sheep can be common sight in parts of Australia and New Zealand, Australia has 15 sheep per person while New Zealand with fewer people has 20 sheep per person.
- 7. Tourism makes up a big part of the economy with over 12 million visitors a year, the most visited locations are Australia, New Zealand, Guam, Fiji, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea and French Polynesia.
- 8. Papua New Guinea is largest country in Melanesia by population with over 5 million people and is one of the few areas close to the equator that receives snowfall, such as on Mount Wilhelm at 4,509 metres or 14,793 feet.
- 9. The largest island in Micronesia by population is Guam with over 160,000 people, is located near the Mariana Trench which is believed to be the deepest part of the world’s oceans. Challenger Deep is a spot on the southern end and is the deepest part of the Mariana Trench at 10,898 metres or 35,755 feet.
- 10. Besides Hawaii, French Polynesia is largest island by population in Polynesia with ~260,000 people. There are about 130 islands within French Polynesia with the most populated being the well known vacation or tourist island of Tahiti.
Have your own networks with others in Oceania
If you regularly share content or work with people in Oceania, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:
- Use in your language, including English, French, Spanish, Indonesian and others.
- Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each. This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
- Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views in respective parent folders.
- Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites and blogs.
- Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan. This includes the ability to add networks, use the applications and have 5 GB of storage for your various files.
Learn more about having your own networks with others in Oceania, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples and relevant blog articles.
For anyone thinking or curious of trying out their writing skills, one of the simplest ways to do so can be with writing a poem. While they’ve never been known to produce much of an ROI, at least in monetary terms, they can provide what you could call a stepping stone to others, here’s 12 benefits to start with:
The Unknown Trek
While it may not be something you’re used to, or having ever tried before
Once you get started doing something new, may end up opening some doors
Here’s a brief list of reasons why, to give it a spin or a whirl
All you need to do is try, capture a moment from the world
For one, it doesn’t have to take too long, just a couple hundred words
Second could be the problems you’re solving, writing out answers to learn
Third could be funny, a limerick, pun or a joke
Fourth could be closure, from a past that needs to go
Fifth could be boredom, something to do when nothing planned
Sixth could be freedom, writing out stories to make a stand
Seventh could be romance, to woo a connection you’ve met
Eight could be deliverance, to mend a misplaced bet
Ninth could be start, add some beats and strums for a song
Tenth could be all wrong, no big loss but at least you’ve banged the gong
Eleventh could be inspection, double meanings for those who know
Twelfth could be reflection, learning later what you wrote
While there may be many more, depending on your situation
Either way you’ll rarely be sore, from your new found creation
Share them with nobody, a few or everyone on the net
For crying, laughing, discovering another unknown trek
Have your own network for storing and sharing your writings
Once written, here’s a few benefits you get from working with your own networks.
- Upload and store them on your network for backup, this could be uploading a word file to Documents or adding a shorter version to a note.
- Keep for yourself or share with others appropriate.
- Add complimentary content such as websites or blogs for referencing other writers you admire or upload music recordings you’ve done to the Audio application.
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