Telecommuting can limit absences, increase productivity, and even help your business save money. Enabling a remote workforce for your business isn’t as complicated as it sounds. It simply requires the right mix of technological tools and basic communications skills.
Technology makes things happen easily with automation and speed. Things like chat, webcams, WebEx meetings and mobile phones permit close contact between team members, and the technology allows them to glean critical information from internal and external sources.
Every business knows that employee sick days can derail momentum and impact your productivity – if you let them. Today there are simple workarounds that can encourage your employees to prioritize their well-being, while also helping you maintain your productivity in sickness and in health.
More and more businesses rely on independent contractors to save money and access experience and skills they lack in-house. If your business is one of them, these simple tactics and smart rules of thumb can help you maximize the results you get from working with independent contractors.