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Graduates should aim to work from home

Published: Monday, 30 July 2007   Category: Life after graduation

Working from home can save money and manage stress levels, according to new research.

A ntl:Telewest survey of UK workers has shown that many believe home working can help improve job performance, lifestyle and the environment.

Home workers claim that spending extra time with family and saving money were the best things about not having to travel to the office.

However working from home has its negatives, with 56 per cent of respondents missing human interaction and a further 22 per cent feeling less in touch with company changes.

"The home working revolution is continuing to gather pace in this country. The pressures of the rat race mean that many people want to work from home permanently or occasionally," said Stephen Beynon, managing director of ntl:Telewest Business.

"As more employers make home working an option, so employees are recognising the impact that commuting and office environments have on our planet and on themselves," he added.

Graduate jobseekers are increasingly turning to the internet as Jobcentre Plus research showed that the web was becoming increasingly popular with recruiters.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18228131-ADNFCR

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