There are many organisations that have started to embrace the idea of telecommuting, or more commonly referred to as working from home or ‘remote working’.
In fact, HSO predicts that by 2020 50% of the world will be working from home.
Like most things, there are many pros and cons to working from home, and it is down to an organisation to decide whether remote working would be suitable for their employees. However, there is evidence that suggests the pros outway the cons.
Telecommuting, also called telework, teleworking, working from home, mobile work, remote work, and flexible workplace, is a work arrangement in which employees do not commute or travel to a central place of work.
So, you’d be considered a “home worker” if, quite simply, you perform day-to-day work from your home.
Upon downloading our free white paper, you'll be guided through the essential topics relating to Health & Safety, HR, and compliance for those working at home. Including, but not limited to:
- What is working from home
- What’s the difference between working from home and lone working?
- The benefits of working from home
- Health & Safety and Compliance considerations when working from home
- Protecting your mental health
- Practical tips for homeworkers
- Best forms of communication when home working
- A free working from home checklist
- Working from home resources