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Canadians want a national work from home day

Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Quality of Life | 0 comments

An organization advocating for a National Work From Home Day says there is strong support among Canadians for such an initiative.

A recent survey commissioned by Toronto-based Workopolis found that nine in ten (88 percent) of Canadian workers agree there should be government support for a nationally recognized day, with over half (52 percent) strongly agreeing.

The organization says over 75,000 people have joined a Facebook movement to make June 1 a National Work From Home Day.

“Work is not a place you go anymore—it’s something that you do, and increasingly something for many workers that can be done anytime and from anywhere,” Workopolis president Gabriel Bouchard said in a release.

“Technology is changing the very nature of work. Forward-thinking employers are waking up to this new reality, changing their approach and seeing the benefits of new smarter working practices, including remote working, which also reduces transportation costs.”

The most commonly perceived personal benefit of “telecommuting” is cost savings, found the survey, which polled 1,001 Canadian workers over the age of 18.  READ MORE

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