Crain's Detroit: Matt Piszczek on the incentives of companies adding telecommuting work programs
Matt Piszczek, an associate professor of management at the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University in Detroit, said a growing number of companies are adding telecommuting work programs to their benefit programs mainly as a recruiting and retention strategy. He said there can be cost savings, depending on the real estate required."As the economy picks up, it gets harder and harder to recruit workers, and these flexible benefits are important to retain talented workers," Piszczek said. "As technology improves, it becomes more plausible for companies and telecommuting gets easier and easier." Gongos Inc., a Royal Oak-based decision intelligence support company with 145 employees, allows all employees with more than one year at the company to work at least one day a week from home. "