How to beat the 'working-at-home-feeling-left-out' blues

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These days, it seems like there are two kinds of employees – those who work from home at least part of the time and those who want to.

According to consultancy Global Workplace Analytics, 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the U.S. workforce) currently work from home at least half the time, but a whopping 80% to 90% say they would like to.

When you throw freelancers and other virtual workers into the mix, the percentage shoots up to 46%, according to the Society for Human Resources Management. And in a survey at the Global Leadership Summit in London, over a third (34%) of business leaders said more than half their company’s full-time workforce will be working remotely by 2020.

On the flip side, in a study by Ernst & Young, a lack of workplace flexibility was cited as a top factor for quitting a job among 66% of Millennial-age respondents. In fact, Millennials cited work flexibility as a top job attribute, just after competitive pay and benefits.

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