According to a trade union, almost 160,000 people in the West Midlands worked from home
SOME 1.6 million employees regularly worked from home
last year, according to new analysis published by the TUC.
In 2007, business professor Ravi Gajendran of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and psychologist David Harrison of the University of Texas at Austin analyzed studies of more than 12,000 employees and discovered that those who worked from home
were less stressed and had better work-life balance.
With employers increasingly allowing their employees to work remotely, we asked NewsDash readers, "If you worked from home
all the time, what do you think would be the negatives of doing so?"
Analysis to mark National Work From Home Day shows that 132,000 employees in the West Midlands worked from home
In 2005, 8.4% worked from home
but by 2015 the figure had risen to 10.8% cent.
Nawal Bafaqih, assistant director of communication at Unilever, introduced the program at the Abdullah Abu Malha Hall at the chamber, introducing current success stories of marketing job opportunities for women who worked from home
Applicants with even-numbered birth dates worked from home
as part of the 1 31-member treatment group.
Employees who worked from home
had the same supervisors (who were all office-based) and worked the same shifts as their counterparts to ensure a direct comparison.
Frequency 2001 2004 At least once a week 71 73 At least every 2 weeks 13 12 At least once a month 10 10 Less than once a month 6 5 The tabulation shows that, according to the 2004 CPS Supplement, among the 8 percent of nonfarm business employees who bring work home, 73 percent reported working at home at least once a week, about 12 percent worked from home
at least every 2 weeks, 10 percent at least once a month, and 5 percent less than once a month.
Most of those polled said people who worked from home
were being unfairly tagged as "skivers."
Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that in 2006 155,870 employed and self-employed people worked from home
in Wales, a 5.2% increase in the past nine years.