Will Working Remotely Work For Your Employees?

As more companies begin to allow their employees to work remotely, the challenges of working off-site are also becoming more apparent. So, before you decide to make that transition, there are a few things to take into consideration. Mashable recently shared 5 questions that will help you determine if working remotely is right for you and your employees.

  1. Is my business ready? Allowing employees to work off-site may not be the best decision for new companies or those going through a transition.
  2. What jobs are best suited for remote working arrangements? It’s a fact that there are some jobs that just can’t be done outside of the workplace. Fortunately, communications professionals can usually find ways to do their work out of the office – whether means working from home or on the go.
  3. How frequently should staff work off-site? If you decide to incorporate remote work for your employees, specific guidelines should be set. Will employees only be able to work off-site on certain days of the week? Will there be a maximum number of days that they can be out of the office? Make your expectations clear.
  4. How will you stay in touch? The number of options for internal communications are endless. You can use shared calendars, Skype, email, conference calls and more.
  5. Have I taken all necessary steps? Make sure you have all your bases covered. Don’t institute a new policy before checking with HR, legal, etc.

Does your work place allow remote working? What are the biggest pros and cons? Let us know in the comments below. 

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