Αccording to the Global Workplace Analytics, 50% of the global workforce engage in telecommuting and 80-90% of all employees desire to work remote on a full time or part-time basis. With the millennials making up a significant part of the workforce, working from home seems to be the most effective way of luring this job group into attractive positions.
More companies have adopted the practice over the last five or so years, citing that employees are more productive and can attain a healthy work-life balance. Additionally, employees are more loyal to their company and more willing to work overtime. The practice requires managers to use effective monitoring strategies that ensure workers remain as productive if they commuted to the traditional office. Managers face different challenges when managing remote employees.Continue reading