The bloom may be off the rose on how some blue chip companies now perceive telecommuting, but new research points to collateral damage at firms that adopt this approach in a candidate-driven market.

While some remote workers have been ordered back into corporate offices — the Bureau of Labor Statistics saw work-from-home numbers drop two percentage points to 22% in 2016 from 2015 — MRINetwork’s 2017 Recruiter Sentiment Study cautions that the trend could alienate top talent in the executive, managerial and professional labor market. Industry observers suggest brokers and advisers heed this warning on behalf of their employer clients and for their own company practices.

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