Execs: Telecommuting Holds Back Careers

By Deborah Perelman  |  Posted 01-18-2007
Telecommuters are less likely to advance in their careers than workers who toil in traditional office settings, according to survey results released Jan. 16 by Korn/Ferry International, a Los Angeles-based recruitment firm.

More than half (61 percent) of the 1,320 global executives surveyed said they saw career stagnancy among telecommuting workers.

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"You can see these numbers as the glass half empty or half full, but I'd guess these numbers were much higher five years ago, with even 80 or 90 percent [viewing telecommuters as less ambitious]. I think that number will continue to come down as the technology improves our ability to work remotely," Brian Gabrielson, vice president of staffing firm Robert Half Technology, based in Menlo Park, Calif., told eWEEK.

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