Today there are many organisations that use remote working as a core part of flexible working initiatives and as technology advances in leaps and bounds the number of remote workers has increased significantly in recent times. In fact, it is estimated that half of the UK workforce could be working remotely by 2020.
People value their time and as such flexi-time has increased by almost 13% with data from the ONS (the Office for National Statistics) showing us that in 2015 there were 4.2 million people who regularly worked from their homes with the majority of these people working in information and communication, agriculture or construction.
But it isn't only the above industries that allow their employees to work from home as other companies are realising the benefits of having their employees work remotely. Staff are instantly removed from the stress of having to commute and are able to work far more flexibly.
Those two points alone are good for the company's budget and for the environment as well as for the health of the staff. There is no need to keep an office running, and if the company happens to work a lot online then it will not negatively impact on work operations.
Not only is it beneficial in the ways stated above, remote work also opens up prospects of expansion, as working remotely means that employees do not have to live close to the office.
Remote working can prove to be positive in so many ways. Take as an example a site that made its money letting gamblers find the bestratedslotsites.co.uk to hit the market. In order to provide customers with the best possible choice and best matched service possible there has to be a team of experts, those that really know their stuff when it comes to online casinos.
Only then can in-depth reviews, advice and news be offered in a timely and pertinent manner, experts like that do not always fall at a company's doorstep so remote working is the obvious choice drawing together those experts in order to provide the best possible service to bettors.
Being genuinely interested in the subject means that a work team becomes more productive, with some even turning what was a hobby into a career.
However, even though there has been a massive rise in people beginning to work remotely there are still those in the UK who would love the opportunity to do just that. With so many positives from working remotely it seems a little near-sighted not to allow more people to do so.
Remote working improves morale with more than one study showing that those that work from home like their job more than those that work out of an office. This leads to an increased productivity of around 16% with less employees wanting to change their jobs.
Reason enough to consider offering working remotely?
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