Sequel to our previous post, here is the second part to why employers should let their employees work from home.
- You get increased insight into other markets: When you have employees working all over the country, or even all over the globe, you can get amazing insight into local markets.
- Employees from other companies will be jealous: They might even quit their own jobs to come work for you. Who knows?
- You don’t have to go all or nothing: If a 100 percent work-from-home environment isn’t in the cards for your business, try giving employees that opportunity to work from home once a week or a few days out of the month, you will be amazed at the result.
- It will increase employee loyalty: Almost anyone who has had the chance to work from home would never dream of giving it up. By giving your employees this chance, they will be extremely loyal to your company.
- Employees will take fewer sick days: Colds and food poisoning make going into the office miserable, but working from home? Not so bad. Employees who are mildly sick can still get work done most of the time if it means not having to go into the office.
- Employees won’t constantly feel the need for a vacation: Working from home can feel like a break from the office, even though your employees are still working. Employees will get to recharge and spend more time with their families, so they might not be as inclined to take a two-week vacation. Offering a work-from-home option might keep your employees from getting too burned out.
- Employees will work longer on a day-to-day basis: Remember commuting? If you work from home, you’re at your office right when you wake up. The time that your employees would spend commuting can now be used for real work.
- Having employees work from home means you get to work from home: This one is the best benefit, and you get to enjoy it alone.