Telecommuting is a smart strategy for businesses of all sizes. It can improve productivity through reduced absenteeism, more flexible scheduling and less time spent driving to and from the office. Telecommuting also helps organizations cut overhead by reducing requirements for office space, utilities, equipment, furniture, supplies and more. The Telework Research Network estimates that these savings, combined with the value of increased productivity, equates to more than $10,000 per telecommuter per year.
Telecommuting also aids in business continuity — telecommuters are more likely to be able to work in the event of a disaster or pandemic. It aids in employee recruitment by allowing organizations to cast a wider geographic net, and improves retention by enabling a better work-life balance. Telecommuting also improves opportunities for individuals with disabilities, reduces dependence on gas, and relieves traffic and pollution in congested cities.
That said, telecommuting requires careful planning and execution to ensure that remote employees have the tools they need to do their jobs. System and network availability become critical, as does remote support. Security issues must also be addressed. Atlantic-IT.net has the expertise to help you overcome these challenges and develop a successful telecommuting program.
Atlantic-IT.net can help ensure that telecommuters have secure remote access to systems, software and data through in-house and/or cloud computing solutions. In addition, telecommuters can call Atlantic-IT.net’s Support Center to receive prompt, expert help when they need it. Atlantic-IT.net’s comprehensive suite of outsourced IT services and support makes it easy for organizations in New Jersey and New York to take advantage of the benefits of telecommuting.
Call Atlantic-IT.net, your outsourced IT department, to discuss how you can create a technology environment that gives your staff the flexibility to work from anywhere — 877-936-3328.