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10 reasons you should let your employees work from home

With the advent of mobile computing and the easy connectivity offered by the internet, home-based employees offer a plethora of advantages to your business.

1: BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE

With the freedom to work where they want, you help your employees find a better work-life balance, reducing stress & improving their productivity.

2: SAVE ON OFFICE SPACE

Working from home means the need for less office space.  Even if you don't make a full switch, you can stagger employees work-from-home days, saving your business money on office-space, desks, office supplies and parking.

3: LESS TIME COMMUTING

Cutting out a commute budget for your employees can be a huge morale booster and time saver.  Employees waste less money on gas or public transportation, and are less likely to call in sick when they don't feel like driving to work.

4: INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Studies have shown that employees that work from home can be up to 13 percent more productive than in-office employees.

5: LESS WASTED TIME IN MEETINGS

Work-at-home employees spend less time in useless meetings, and more time getting their work done, saving you time and money.

6: HIRE THE BEST

No office means you have the ability work with anyone in the world, enabling you to recruit the very best talent & expand your business into new areas with the insights that they bring.

7: IT'S EASIER THAN EVER

The internet makes it possible to be connected to the office every day 24 / 7 if you want, and with applications like ZOOM Conferencing, GoToMeeting and Skype, remote communications is easy.

8: MANY PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

With project management tools like Asana & Basecamp, managing remote teams is extremely easy. Tools like these assist with organizing your team more efficiently, and reduce the need to hire dedicated project managers.

9: GOOD PR

The advantages that work-from-home employees bring, including less stress on public roads & transit, better work-life-balance and more freedom for your employees, often brings additional positive public relations to your business.

10: LESS LIKELY TO QUIT

And lastly, all of this makes your employees less likely to quit.  Happy employees mean a more content company atmosphere, and more dedication to their jobs.