Implementing SmartWorking into your business
A recent survey conducted by GetApp has revealed that 81 percent of US small businesses have no formal remote working policy.
The research revealed that many of the Small Businesses are interested in hiring remote workers, but lack the processes to implement and support it. The finding further revealed that while many businesses are happy to offer flexible working to their employees, less than one-fifth of the surveyed businesses have clear guidance on how this works within their organization.
Why is remote working important?
Remote working or ‘SmartWorking’ is no longer a benefit reserved for select employees. More businesses understand the need to implement SmartWorking into their business in order to hire and retain the best talent.
When companies hire remote workers, not only do they hire the best talent, but they also reap the other benefits of SmartWorking.
Businesses Save Money
Office space is the most obvious saving that businesses will make. When businesses switch to fully hiring remote workers, studies have shown that a business could save an estimated $10,000 per employee per year in real estate costs alone!
Businesses could save an estimated $10,000 per employee per year in real estate costs alone!
In addition, further savings can be made from office supplies; furniture, janitorial services, and electricity are all reduced.
Furthermore, according to Global Workplace Analytics, Unscheduled absences such as these can cost a business up to $1,800 per employee per year,
While there are overhead costs of managing remote workers, the reduced business costs allow you to put this money back into your business.
The truth is hiring remote workers isn’t for every business. You need to have trust in your employees and have a structure in place to support them.
If you’re interested in remote working and would like help, Abodoo’s global team of consultants will help you develop the SmartWorking strategy. Covering all areas of data protection, legal, management training, and framework. Through partnership we identify, develop, and deliver pioneering solutions for success.