Homeworking is one of the most common forms of flexible working that employers offer. Homeworking means a worker agreeing to perform some or all work for the employer in his or her home.

A homeworking policy can provide benefits for an employer, for example allowing a valuable employee more flexibility, increasing the chances of retention. Challenges for homeworkers include ensuring they have the discipline to work alone and remotely, employee communication, and health and safety issues.

Remote workers play havoc with IT patch management

8 Mar 2005

Mobile and remote workers are playing havoc with IT departments' efforts to secure systems that are vulnerable to viruses or hacking attacks, according to research.

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Two million UK workers take up flexible working

11 Feb 2005

More than 2 million people have embraced flexible working and are now working from home, according to statistics from the Office of National Statistics.

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Work-life balance is the key to retaining staff

5 Jan 2005

Employees want flexible work arrangements nearly as much as good salaries

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Remote working is on the increase

25 Nov 2004

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular, according to a new survey.The report on networking and business strategy from AT&T, in...

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Take IT home

12 Oct 2004

The home computing initiative provides employers with a great tax-free employee benefit.

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Infection control

14 Sep 2004

It could happen to any UK company. After working away from her company's main office for several weeks on a big project, a lawyer promptly plugged her laptop into the main computer system to download information she'd gathered...

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