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Allowing employees to work from home, otherwise known as “telecommuting,” is becoming a common human resources discussion.

One of the main focuses of this discussion is how this trend affects companies. You might be surprised to learn that studies, including a recent study by Stanford University, have found that employees who work remotely are often more productive and work longer hours than those who head into the office.

Takeaways

Pros of Telecommuting:

Employees are more engaged in their work.
Employers retain crucial employees.
It is cost efficient for both the employer and employees.

Cons of Telecommuting:

Employees experience issues with work/personal boundaries.
Employees are left out of social activities.
Employees experience less creativity due to lack of collaboration.

Risks of Telecommuting:

Extended Workers’ Compensation.
Increased risk of network privacy and security loss.

 

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Telecommuting: The Pros, Cons and Risks of Working from Home

Allowing employees to work from home, otherwise known as “telecommuting,” is becoming a common human resources discussion. One of the main focuses of this discussion is how this trend affects companies. You might be surprised to learn that studies, including a recent study by Stanford University, have found that employees who work remotely are often more productive and work longer hours than those who head into the office.

 

 

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