home working

Working From Home

Time-management Key for Homeworkers

Work Wise UK has urged employers with doubts over the productivity of homeworkers to train these staff to manage their time effectively. Research from Plantronics, a communication headset provider, revealed that a fifth of employers believe that homeworkers do less work than those based in the workplace. Work Wise UK chief executive Phil Flaxton said: “Homeworkers are as productive as those in the workplace, if they are re–trained to be able to manage their own time. Working remotely, your contribution to the business changes. When you go to the workplace you are judged on the input that you make while you’re there, but when you work remotely it’s about managing your workload independently.” “Employers are often reluctant to provide homeworking opportuni... »

Employees working from home

Introduction Allowing employees to work from home on either a full-time or part-time basis can bring a range of business benefits, from increased productivity and greater staff motivation to more effective use of your premises. It also widens the base from which you can recruit, boosting your chances of recruiting successfully. The spread of teleworking – using the Internet, videoconferencing, telephone, fax, scanners or text messaging for instance – has opened up a new range of possibilities for the way businesses can work and structure themselves. As well as opportunities, it also brings new responsibilities for the employer and employee. For example, flexible-working regulations mean you now have to seriously consider requests to working from home from employees with young o... »