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Tuesday 7 February 2012

Remote working 'can be very beneficial'

Encouraging remote working could be useful to companies from both a staff retention and flexibility point of view, and ultimately from a financial perspective, one expert has noted.

Dr Graeme Codrington, futurist at Tomorrowtoday.uk.com, said that remote working provides "huge cost benefits" in terms of reducing office space, as well as additional efficiency gains in reducing commuting time.

"Research shows that such time gains are given to employers by remote workers. Flexibility has been a consistent top-rated engagement policy in research for at least the last decade, so anything employers can do to increase flexibility will gain rewards in engagement and staff retention," he explained.

The expert added that this is set to become even more important as Generation Y continues to join the workforce, and Generation X reaches middle age, along the associated family and personal commitments.

Recently, Dr Clare Kelliher, senior lecturer in strategic human resource management at Cranfield School of Management, predicted that a number of factors are likely to result in the decreasing of the formal working week in the year ahead, with many people working remotely outside of the typical nine to five shift.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

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