The recent emergence of ‘virtual jobs’ and ‘virtual communities’ is changing the way companies attract and retain skilled staff. And smarter organisations reduce employment costs by adopting remote working as a regular employment solution.
I believe that the ‘green agenda’ will increase homeworking, which will make it much easier for families to combine work and caring responsibilities. Flexible working at senior levels will become more acceptable, which will encourage more men – particularly those in the younger age groups – to ask for flexible arrangements, enabling them to participate more fully in family life at no cost to their career ambitions.
Ken Sheridan, managing director, Remote Employment