Many progressive companies have been offering telecommuting options for years. Now, the concept is becoming more en vogue thanks to rising gas prices. However, another factor has played just as important a role in this transformation – broadband internet in the home.
Here is a quick read article from the Wall Street Journal online that lists the cities most prepared for higher gas prices (and, by default, telecommuting). If your company offers telecommuting options or simply has strong IT capabilities (VPN, Blackberries, etc.), you should be promoting it in your employment activities. Do not underestimate this benefit amongst the younger generation. It is a question we see earlier in the hiring process than ever before.