There was a time when the idea of working at home was nothing more than a dream for most and reality for only a lucky few. The facts today tell us a different story. According to Global Workplace Analytics, regular work at home among the non-self-employed population has grown by 103% since 2005. The same study showed that 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time. Finally, the recently released 2015 Time and Work Study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 35 percent of those employed in professional and related occupations did all or some of their work at home on days that they work.
Many companies have policies in place that guide their employees in developing a part-time or full-time work at home routine. Others have developed innovative business models that take advantage of the opportunities that technology provides to connect with the at home workforce and save the company time and money. As we have noted previously, working at home provides many benefits not just for employees but also for the planet.
Whether you are a long-time at home worker or someone exploring work at home for the first time as a lifestyle possibility, WAHspace can get you on the right track. WAHspace was founded as an online community resource to connect people who work from home and the companies that they work for. You can earn your WAH Certification to demonstrate your suitability for at home work, and share this credential with current and future employers. Learn more and join for free at www.WAHspace.com.