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Office 'a thing of the past'

Published: Wednesday, 01 October 2008   Category: Life after graduation

The office could be a thing of the past, according to a new survey.

In news which might be of interest to people looking for graduate jobs, a survey by travel firm Cruise118 found 46 per cent of people would like to work from home on a full-time basis, reports Onrec.com.

A further 80 per cent stated they would like the option work from home on an occasional basis, the study found.

Mal Barritt, director of Cruise118, said: "Working from home can greatly enhance people's work-life balance, the reduction in commuting alone could save several hours each day which can be spent with family or on leisure activities."

The fact that a large amount of business is conducted using email and the telephone reduces the need for people to be in the office, he added.

Recently, Michael Garstka, a partner at Bain and Company, told the Times that firms should keep offering graduate jobs to make sure they have talented people in place so they can make use of them when the economic recovery begins.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18806168-ADNFCR

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