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CNBC’s Rob Reuteman cites Meeting of the Minds co-founder Gordon Feller in his new article, Companies Embrace Telecommuting as a Retention Tool.

An excerpt:

Cisco Systems, with 65,000 employees in 92 countries, has saved $1 billion in the past 2.5 years through video conferencing, but the real payoff is retention, says Gordon Feller, a director with the company’s Internet Business Solutions Group.

“But for us, the primary driver for a remote workforce is to retain and attract talent, and keep that talent fulfilled and creative,” he says. “It’s a lot easier to increase happiness and productivity than to add another employee.”

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Jessie F. Hahn

About the Author : Jessie F. HahnJessie F. Hahn is the Executive Director of Meeting of the Minds. She is an experienced urban planner, specializing in urban-regional policy with a particular focus on sustainability and clean energy. Previously, Jessie launched the successful Regional Energy Policy Program at Regional Plan Association in New York City. She has written numerous articles which have been featured in RPA’s Spotlight on the Region, The Hartford Courant, Urban Age Magazine, The Record, NPR, among others.View all posts by Jessie F. Hahn

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