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There are numerous benefits of teleworking for employers, including increased productivity, reduced overhead costs, and improved employee retention. Teleworking also allows for a more flexible work schedule, which can improve work-life balance and reduce employee stress.
It also means employers can expand their talent pool and look outside of their region for top talents. Because teleworking is so accessible, it also gives opportunities to people with disabilities who are unable to work onsite.
Additionally, teleworking can help employers reduce their carbon footprint by decreasing employee commutes. Overall, teleworking can lead to a happier and more engaged workforce, as well as a more sustainable and cost-effective business model.
Implementing a telework policy takes careful planning and communication — but you won’t have to do it alone. Our team at Ride Together Pierce can assist you every step of the way.
Here’s what the process looks like from a birds-eye view:
Determine eligibility: Which roles and employees are eligible for teleworking based on their job duties, work style, and performance?
Establish guidelines: Develop guidelines for teleworking that cover topics such as communication, technology, work schedule, and performance standards.
Set up technology: Ensure that employees have the necessary information technology and equipment to work remotely, including a computer, internet access, and access to company systems and files.
Train employees: Train employees on how to effectively work remotely, including how to use technology, manage their time, and stay connected with colleagues.
Communicate regularly: Communicate regularly with employees to ensure that they have the support and resources they need to work effectively and to address any issues that arise.
Evaluate and adjust: Evaluate the effectiveness of the teleworking policy and make adjustments as needed to ensure that it is meeting the needs of employees and the business.