Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

With COVID, more and more employees would like the opportunity to work from home. While there are many jobs that do not allow this, there are plenty of things that can be done in the comfort of your own home. As an employer, you may want to allow your employees the chance to stay safe and work from home. 

Here are some reasons why you should. 

Employees are more productive. Though you may not think it, the truth is that sixty-five percent of people who work from home are more productive than they were in the office. They won’t spend time talking to their fellow employees, and instead will focus on getting done what needs to be done. 

They may also work different hours. If you are able to give your employees the chance to work when it works best for them, you may be able to keep your business open for longer. If you have some night owls, you may be able to have them answer the phone later in the day (for your customers who can’t talk on the phone from nine to five). You may also be able to reach them in the evenings, when you need them, instead of waiting for them to get in the office. 

You may even be able to hire some employees that aren’t close to you. If you find someone who lives in another state, but is a perfect fit, you may still be able to hire him or her, as long as working from home is a possibility. 

You may be able to save money on office space. If there are several employees who would prefer to work from home, you may be able to get away with having less office space. Even if you want them to come in once a week to make sure that everyone is on task, you may be able to get away with a central working location (such as a big table), instead of little cubicles.

Many employees want the opportunity to work from home. They are often more productive and may be able to work around their schedule. You may even be able to hire employees who live elsewhere, just because you would allow them to work from home. You could have your pick of employees if you do this!