I found a very interesting survey conducted among executives and human resource managers from the fortune 500 companies about the virtual workforce and the work from home phenomenon.
The findings were posted in a form of infographic (at the bottom) and for your convenience i also transcribed it:
56% of the participants believe that the virtual workforce will increase in their company. 61% believe that their company will let more people work at home in the next 3 years.
60% of office workers uses virtual teaming technologies like texting, messaging and teleconferencing on a daily basis.
53% of CFOs in the US are planning to increase telecommuting at their companies. In Asia, 76% of CFOs are planning to do so.
56% from the decision makers believe that working online makes the employees more productive.
75% of the decision makers and 68% of the end users believe working online is more widely accepted today.
57% of all businesses surveyed reported to allow employees keep flexible hours. 62% reported to have full time or part time home-based workers.
Profile Of US Teleworker (In 2010):
There were 26.2 million US teleworker in 2010, 20% from the total workforce.
56% of the teleworkers were men and 44% women.
7% were 55+ years of age, 42% were between 18-34 years of age and 51% were between 35-54 years of age.
The median age of the teleworker is 40.
24% of teleworkers have high school education or less, 32% have some college or vocational education, 44% are college graduated and 22% are post graduate degree.
Here is the infographic with the survey full findings: