Irish Companies Urged To Send Their Workers Home!

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Mon Oct 20 2008

That is according to specialist broadband provider, Centrecom, which today launched a website - - to provide Irish companies and employees with information about saving money through eWorking or teleworking.

Research featured on the new website indicates that 40% less Irish people work from home than the EU average while 69% of Irish workers would be more likely to join a company that offered eWork.

"Given the stormy economic waters we are currently experiencing, now may well be the time for Irish employers to embrace eWorking ", explained Mr. Christopher Plockelman, Manager Director of Centrecom.

Mr. Plockelman continued, "Dublin is the ninth most expensive city in the world for office rents; petrol prices are near an all time high; Dublin has the slowest traffic speeds of any city in Europe; and commuting is constantly sited as a cause of work dissatisfaction. Add in the ever increasing wages bill, and the absolute need to control costs across the economy, now is the ideal time for employers and government to consider eWorking."

Long distance telework can be efficient and useful for companies as it allows staff and workers to communicate over a large distance, bringing with it considerable savings on office rents, car spaces, and energy consumption. Other cost advantages such as higher staff retention and less time lost to commuting.

" has been launched to provide comprehensive information to employers and staff interested in eWorking in Ireland. The website refers to numerous studies and reports that testify to the cost saving advantages of having employees work part-time from home", he added.

Research featured on
· 40% less Irish people work from home than the EU average, according to the Eurofound "Place of work and working conditions" survey in 2007.
· 69% of Irish workers would be more likely to join a company that offered eWork, according to an eWork Survey published in Smart Company November 2007
· 75% and 85% of workers were more productive when working in a flexible environment, according to Patricia Roehling, professor of psychology at Hope College and the former director of research at the Cornell Employment and Family Careers Institute.
· By eliminating commuting 2.5 days per week, an employee reduces the energy used for work by the equivalent of 5,400 kilowatt hours each year, according to a study by technology giant, Sun
· 1 day eWorking per week - 20% Reduction in Rush Hour Traffic, saving £2b per year, according to the Motoring Towards 2050 compiled by the RAC

Founded in 2005, Centrecom has experienced rapid growth by focusing on niche services not addressed by larger telecoms and broadband operators.

From its corporate homeworker broadband to telecoms brokering and project management services, Centrecom leads the market in professional, corporate telecoms services. With a network of over 40 telecoms partners, Centrecom offers telecoms choice and broadband coverage in all parts of Ireland


Notes to Editor:
- For further information or to arrange an interview please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on (00353) 868534900 or High-resolution images of Mr. Christopher Plockelman are available on request.
- About Centrecom: Centrecom is Ireland’s leading managed broadband and telecoms provider for the corporate sector. Centrecom is a sister company of successful network infrastructure company, Independent Site Management –

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