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Advantages of teleworking or remote working

    • Allows employees to be more effective - with the right tools and a flexible schedule, employees are able to work anytime, anywhere, without the distractions of the office. This allows employees to be more focused and productive.

    • Increased management results - Managers with telework employees often have more efficient employees with higher standards of work. Managing the results of your telework employees will help you to gauge the success of your program.

    • Assures an uninterrupted workspace - Without the need to commute, teleworking employees escape a great number of the delays associated with traffic and extreme weather. And without the forced distractions of the office, teleworkers are able to focus better on their work.

    • Gain Increased Productivity – Studies have shown that remote working team work more hours, are more focused and produce better quality of work.

    • Reduces real estate and facilities costs - When an employee teleworks two or three days a week, the empty office space offers options for desk-sharing and storage. This additional space can allow a company to grow without the concern of moving or adding costly real estate. Parking expenses are reduced, and limited parking can be shared, lowering company overhead.

    • Decreases employee recruitment and training costs - A flexible workplace raises morale and lowers employee turnover. Higher employee retention lowers company recruitment, hiring and training expenses. Profitable companies seek the top employees and attempt to hold onto them. Job seekers want more than high pay – they want challenging, interesting, supportive and flexible work environments. And companies with a telework program have an obvious competitive edge over those that don't.

    • Allows for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery - Teleworking can be a key component of a business continuity plan in the event of bad weather, a pandemic, or any other crisis that closes the central office location for any period of time.

    • Lowers relocation costs - In some cases, the cost of relocating employees can be avoided altogether by combining a telework arrangement with business travel.

    • Increases quality of life for workers - The flexibility of working off-site allows employees to focus on work, without the stress of how to get there.

    • Lowers personal costs - Teleworking employees spend less of their income on their professional wardrobe, eating out, dry cleaning and transportation (including vehicle usage, gas, reduced maintenance, and insurance, etc.), resulting in retaining higher net earnings, and increased savings.

    • Expands your human resource pool, attract and retain top talents - There's an untapped talent pool of qualified potential employees that are unable to drive or live far away from your business location. Teleworking can alleviate the distance barrier and the need for transportation altogether, allowing companies to hire these empowered, independent employees. The result is a teleworking staff with higher morale, work ethic and company loyalty.

    • Benefits the environment - The fewer cars on the highways, the safer and healthier the environment is for all of us. And companies can feel good about reducing their employees' dependence on oil, and, contribute to the reduction in environmental pollution.

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