working from home

Working From Home

Home workers claim from Taxman

Broadband, the internet and mobile devices such as BlackBerrys and personal digital assistants have made working from home much easier. But the »

Remote Workers

Guide: Manage Remote Workers

BT Business has published a free guide to help employers manage remote workers so they work productively and feel part of the team. According to their research, 47% of employees feel they will miss out on office camaraderie, gossip and banter by working remotely, while 23% of employees are concerned that colleagues will accuse them of skiving if they work from home. The Remote Manager’s Toolkit includes guidance on how managers can overcome these issues, such as by building a trusting relationship with remote workers, helping a lone employee to overcome feelings of isolation, and making the transition into flexible working profitable. The author of the guide, Dr Frank Shaw of the Centre for Future Studies said: “Remote working is the future of work in the UK, enabling cost savi... »

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... »