Working from home: Dream or disaster?

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Gina Dyer
Deputy Editor
Sift Media
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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...

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