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Telecommuters less likely to be promoted

Jan. 16, 2007 at 1:28 PM

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Telecommuters are less likely to be promoted than office employees, even though telecommuters may be more productive, a U.S. recruiting company survey finds.

Sixty-one percent of 1,320 global executives who answered Futurestep's Trends@Work Quiz said people who worked from home would most likely not be promoted as readily as workers in traditional office settings, the Los Angeles-based company said.

Seventy-eight percent also said telecommuters were just as productive as office workers, if not more productive, The Ottawa (Ontario) Business Journal reported.

The survey also found 64 percent of respondents said they believed sabbaticals or extended breaks were either somewhat or extremely beneficial to one's career.

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