There is nothing more difficult for an employer than trying to decide the benefits that they would like to offer their staff. Being able to hire people into the team and give them a job is a long and challenging process. Advertising, interviewing, training and eventually letting someone go and hit the ground running is a long and drawn out process. Working out the benefits that you can offer someone is so important, as you would want to be able to ensure that your new staff are comfortable and can work to the best of their ability.
Remote working is probably one of the biggest revolutions in business. The upgrades in cloud desktops and virtual servers has now given employers the chance to offer flexitime to their staff. This is such a valuable thing to be able to offer people. No one enjoys spending eight to ten hours of their day commuting to a stuffy office and forced to socialise with people that they don’t necessarily like. Remote working allows people to still get their work done but do it in an environment that inspires and motivates them instead of the office. The one thing to remember, though, is that it’s not all or nothing when it comes to remote working. You can offer your staff the chance to work away from the office while still being able to offer constant support and keep in touch meetings in the office if necessary. Prospective employees will bite the hand off an employer that offers remote work, because it allows them to continue to have a life, as long as their business tasks are done within working hours. It gives working parents the chance to do the school run or attend meetings without taking time off work.
Remote workers are less stressed, as they don’t have to find the funds to get to work and they can work in their own time. There is a lot less pressure on someone who is working from the comfort of their own home. If people are working in a way that suits them rather than what suits their management team, then they can work better and work harder. Most of the time, people can also work far better, because they are able to take their time with their tasks. It’s also important to remember, that from an employer point of view, remote workers are not as expensive to hire. There are less overheads, less electronics costs and it can encourage you to give up the main office, which will drastically reduce your office costs.
Ultimately, you want to be able to offer something to your employees that will keep them motivated and excited to come to work every day. Cloud technology allows this to happen for your business, and you can offer so much to your staff by allowing remote work. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, as technology can free your staff from the trappings of a long and dreary commute, making them happier and healthier!