Employees working from home



Allowing staff to work at home on either a full 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.

Home working can help you retain staff and widens the base from which you can recruit, boosting your chances of recruiting successfully.

Coronavirus and working from home

Staff working from home has become a new normal for many businesses following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) that led to offices and commercial premises having to shut to protect the health of staff and other members of the public.

The COVID-19 pandemic has essentially provided a trial period by necessity of homeworking as the government advised businesses to enable staff to work from home where possible. The pandemic has given employers and staff an opportunity to experience the reality of working from home when otherwise such an opportunity may never have been given proper consideration. Neither the employer nor employee should discount the prospect of homeworking without a trial period.

Allowing and enabling staff to work from home can lead to positive and negative experiences for both employees and employers. This guidance will help you as an employer make the most of your staff working from home whether this is in a direct response to the coronavirus pandemic or a long-term plan.

This guide will help you decide whether home working is a possibility for your business and sets out key issues and considerations when introducing and managing staff working from home.

These considerations include health and safety obligations and how to ensure employees are provided with the appropriate equipment to carry out their job effectively.

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