Technology these days is making homeworking a viable option more and more with advances in telecommunications management systems. But what is holding employers back from adopting this work method?
Some of the most common concerns are linked to productivity levels, specifically that work will not get done at all or as fast and that time will be wasted due to a homeworker’s inability to access company software, hardware and files. The other key concern is that Managers won’t be able to keep a close eye on their employees working from home and they won’t be easily contactable by their colleagues. Additionally, there is the issue that remote employees are disconnected from a company’s culture, causing a feeling of disengagement that is not conducive to a healthy relationship between employee and company.
All are understandable concerns for employers. But, is it time to consider that the pros might outweigh the cons when it comes to employees working from home?
The big issue is productivity; but while there have been a few contradictory studies, remote work programs generally show dedicated employees are able to increase their engagement and efficiency.
Another great aspect of offering homeworking is the caliber of candidate it attracts. The marketplace is becoming progressively competitive, so employers need to have an edge to attract the best candidates. The homeworking option entices stellar employees who are looking for a better work/life balance. It also helps you to attract candidates from a wider area. Those living further away may not be prepared to travel to the office every day, but might be willing to do it two or three days a week. The telecommuting option also helps companies keep crucial employees who have perhaps had a change in circumstances.
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