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									                                                      Telecommute Connecticut
                                                         Survey of HR Professionals




TELECOMMUTING QUESTIONS/RESPONSES
March 2007

1. Does your company have any employees who currently telecommute on a regular basis by working from home at least one
day per month?
Yes (please skip to question 5)                                                                                             35.8%
No                                                                                                                          64.2%

2. Which of the following best describe why your company has chosen not to offer telecommuting? (check all that apply)
No job tasks suitable for telecommuting                                                                                     54.5%
Need employees to be in the office                                                                                          59.4%
Confidentiality/security                                                                                                    14.9%
Employee discrimination/favoritism                                                                                          11.9%
Liability concerns (e.g. Home Office Safety)                                                                                 5.0%
No formal HR policies and procedures                                                                                        20.8%
Career path limitations                                                                                                      0.0%
Concerns about telecommuter performance & trust                                                                             14.9%
Other (please specify)                                                                                                       5.9%

3. How familiar are you with Telecommute Connecticut -- a Connecticut Department of Transportation service that provides
employers with free assistance to design, develop, implement, and improve telecommuting programs? (if "no" to Question 1)
Very familiar                                                                                                                2.0%
Somewhat familiar                                                                                                            5.0%
Unsure                                                                                                                       9.0%
Somewhat not familiar                                                                                                       13.0%
Not at all familiar                                                                                                         71.0%

4. Would you be interested in learning more about the proven employer and employee HR benefits of telecommuting?
Yes                                                                                                                         35.4%
No                                                                                                                          64.6%




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                                                       Telecommute Connecticut
                                                          Survey of HR Professionals




5. Which of the following statements best describe the current practice of telecommuting at your company? (check all that
apply)
We use a series of specific HR criteria for identifying qualified telecommuters                                             10.9%
We do not have specific, company-wide HR criteria for selecting telecommuters                                               28.3%
We offer telecommuting to any employee who wants to do it and whose job permits it                                          10.9%
We offer telecommuting on a limited basis to employees who qualify based on a series of                                     19.6%
specific criteria we have outlined
We allow telecommuting company-wide at the discretion of individual supervisors                                              6.5%
We allow telecommuting on a limited basis at the discretion of individual supervisors                                       43.5%

6. What is the number of employees working at your company's Connecticut locations?
9 or less                                                                                                                    9.5%
10-49                                                                                                                       59.5%
50-99                                                                                                                       19.0%
100-249                                                                                                                      7.1%
250-499                                                                                                                      2.4%
Over 500                                                                                                                     2.4%

7. How many employees in Connecticut currently telecommute on a regular basis by working from home at least one day per
month? (write-in)
Average:                                                                                                                      4

8. Which of the following best describes how long your company has allowed employees to telecommute at least one day per
month?
Less than 6 months                                                                                                           9.8%
6 months to 2 years                                                                                                         46.3%
2 to 5 years                                                                                                                22.0%
More than 5 years                                                                                                           22.0%




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                                                        Telecommute Connecticut
                                                           Survey of HR Professionals




9. Which of the following best describes the HR benefits of telecommuting for your business? (check all that apply)
Employee retention & attraction                                                                                                  41.3%
Reduced hiring & replacement costs                                                                                                8.7%
Improved job satisfaction/morale                                                                                                 50.0%
Greater efficiency/productivity                                                                                                  39.1%
Less absenteeism                                                                                                                 34.8%
Wider qualified labor pool                                                                                                        2.2%
Comptetitive hiring advantage                                                                                                     8.7%
Other (please specify)                                                                                                           15.2%

10. Please rate the following free consulting services on how helpful they would be for
improving the HR aspects of your existing telecommuting program:
                                                                                           Somewhat      Unsure   Somewhat      Not At All
                                                                                            Helpful               Not Helpful    Helpful
Program Goal Setting                                                                         32.4%       29.4%      5.9%         23.5%
Cost/Benefit Analysis                                                                        25.0%       22.2%      8.3%         19.4%
Voice & Data Needs Analysis                                                                  23.5%       32.4%      8.8%         26.5%
Human Resource Policies & Procedures                                                         20.6%       32.4%      5.9%         11.8%
Teleworker eligibility/selection criteria                                                    26.5%       29.4%      2.9%         20.6%
Management/Employee Training                                                                 14.7%       32.4%      8.8%         17.6%
Pilot Program Development                                                                     9.1%       36.4%      6.1%         27.3%
Pilot Program Implementation                                                                 11.8%       35.3%      5.9%         29.4%
Program Measurement                                                                          25.7%       28.6%      2.9%         25.7%




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                                                       Telecommute Connecticut
                                                         Survey of HR Professionals




11. What do you consider the most effective way to keep you and your colleagues
informed about current telecommuting trends, industry best practices, and quantified
performance results?
                                                                                          Somewhat      Unsure    Somewhat     Not At All
                                                                                           Effective                  Not      Effective
                                                                                                                   Effective
Advertising in HR trade publications                                                        32.3%       29.0%       12.9%       12.9%
TV & Radio advertising                                                                      22.6%       35.5%       16.1%       16.1%
News articles or feature stories                                                            45.5%       21.2%        3.0%        3.0%
Direct Mail                                                                                 29.0%       25.8%       16.1%       16.1%
E-mail                                                                                      41.7%       22.2%        2.8%        5.6%
E-newsletters                                                                               29.4%       29.4%        2.9%        8.8%
Trade shows                                                                                 19.4%       45.2%        3.2%       25.8%
CBIA seminars/events                                                                        28.1%       31.3%        6.3%        9.4%
SHRM seminars/events                                                                        29.0%       35.5%        6.5%        9.7%
Telecommuting websites                                                                      25.8%       41.9%        6.5%        3.2%
Visit with consulting professional                                                          22.6%       41.9%        9.7%       12.9%

12. How familiar are you with Telecommute Connecticut -- a Connecticut Department of Transportation initiative that provides
employers with free assistance to design, develop, implement, and improve telecommuting programs? (if "yes" to Question
1)
Very familiar                                                                                                                   10.3%
Somewhat familiar                                                                                                                7.7%
Unsure                                                                                                                          12.8%
Somewhat not familiar                                                                                                            7.7%
Not at all familiar                                                                                                             61.5%

13. Would you like to be contacted to learn more about the proven employer and employee benefits of telecommuting?
Yes                                                                                                                             23.1%
No                                                                                                                              76.9%




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