19960902 TELECOMMUTING CONSIDERED BY PR DEPARTMENTS, EMBRACED BY AGENCIES September 2, 1996 TELECOMMUTING CONSIDERED BY PR DEPARTMENTS, EMBRACED BY AGENCIES September 2, 1996 With its heavy use of computers, phones and faxes, the public relations profession is a prime candidate for telecommuting. While there are no hard figures available, anecdotal evidence reveals a growth in the practice in corporate PR departments. Working remotely from home appears to be even more common at PR agencies, with a telecommuting option the norm, rather than the exception. For employers as well as employees, the option to at times work from home, linked by e-mail and the telephone, holds a number of potential benefits. For employees, the obvious benefits are the ability to work free from office distractions, and better balance personal and professional commitments.

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