Working from Home – new age or an old headache? This question frequently causes a dilemma for companies to know how to manage this.
Employees want more flexibility in how they work and this is one request – to work from home – that repeatedly gets asked.
It may be a permanent change for an employee, or a temporary change to cover a specific situation. But this question frequently causes a dilemma as to how to manage this.
Statistics show that working from home can help employees manage their life/work balance – but does it really work for the business? Could it really result in increased productivity; less stress for the employee; improved employee engagement?
Considerations must be given by the Company to provide the correct equipment for an employee to work safely from home (at a cost); agreed rules and procedures need to be put in place to protect the business as well as that employee – these can be wide-reaching and complex.
So is it really worth allowing Working from Home in your business?
Some benefits to employees working from home:
- A larger pool of talent from which you can recruit;
- Improved work/life balance for employees;
- Greater employee retention;
- Reduced sickness absence.
Some other things to consider:
- Managing performance and tackling poor performance;
- Increased security of information risk;
- Provision of costly equipment;
The Debate will cover all these topics and many more issues that have arisen in ‘real life’ situations in businesses. So join our Debate – and share your experiences.
Date: Thursday 23rd March 8:00am – 9.00am and 12.00 noon – 1.00pm
To RSVP to our FREE business event Email HR DEBATE to firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 21st March 2017.