Written by Craig McCalley
Did you know, 87% of British businesses are now allowing employees to work away from the office? With government changes in June last year, every employee now has the right to ask for flexible working from home. When executed well, the benefits can be felt across the whole business, including your staff, employers and key stakeholders.
For one, you’ll have happier staff. There’s a reason why flexible working is now seen as a perk with a new job – over 3 out of 4 managers who have implemented flexible working policies are doing it because they believe it helps them to retain their staff.
There’s also the added benefit of increased staff productivity, with more than 50% who said they make sure they overcompensate when working from home. With no commute into the office, staff have more time to work and less time to travel.
Did you know that the average cost of an employee desk is a whopping ¬£5,426. So if you can reduce the number of desks by introducing remote working, the savings are going to add up. The plan would be to also cut the expense of absenteeism, with the average cost per year of people calling in sick being around ¬£550. When BT recently introduced flexible staff working, their absenteeism dropped to less than half the UK average.
Due to the change in government legislation, flexible working has now become the norm. When 1,000 workers were asked what they’d do if they employers stopped flexible working, 6 in 10 said they’d look for a new job.
Is now the time to introduce an infrastructure for remote working in your business?
Contact Koris for more information on introducing remote office working into your business.