Worries over monitoring prevent home working opportunities

Managers
are failing to introduce more home working for staff due to fears that
monitoring and performance management would slip, according to a new report.

It
found that although a third of staff were offered occasional teleworking, to
help meet deadlines for example, it wasn’t widespread because managers are
worried about control and monitoring.

However,
the study of 54 HR departments by IRS Employment Review, shows managers
themselves are very keen to work from home.

As
well as concerns about being able to supervise staff, a quarter (24 per cent)
said their organisation wasn’t suited to home working, while 20 per cent
worried about employee interaction.

Other
concerns included an inability to assess workers and a dichotomy of opportunity
because not all roles would have a choice.

www.irsemploymentreview.com

By Ross Wigham

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