Working from home isn’t for everyone, but there are significant business benefits to be had, revealed Kate Upcraft at a recent seminar.
Around 5 million UK employees currently work remotely and with big firms like BT adopting home working as a way to significantly reduce overheads (the firm has reportedly saved £350 million since adopting its remote working strategy), this number looks set to increase further. As well as cutting down on overheads, the business benefits of remote working include:
- Increased flexibility
- Less time lost through transport and weather issues
- Reduced sickness absence
- More motivated employees
- Improved staff retention
- An enlarged recruitment pool
- Employers who adopt it are more likely to be s...