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As Yahoo and Best Buy have announced that they’re ending telecommuting arrangements, it might cause some employers to question their flexible work policies.

However, rather than focusing on what Yahoo and Best Buy are doing, an employer should look at its specific situation because telecommuting takes a customized approach. While telecommuting might make sense for some companies, it also could be the wrong option for others, says Carol Sladek, work-life consulting lead at Aon Hewitt, a human resources consulting firm in Chicago.



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