With the prevalence of high speed internet and new, exciting software and utilities for communicating effectively across large distances, many companies have been left wondering if telecommuting might be a legitimate option for their business. Some of the largest companies in the world have a portion of their workforce telecommuting, which has left many smaller companies wondering if it could be a viable solution for them as well. Although there are many considerations when making the switch to allowing a portion of your workforce to telecommute, in the end the benefits often outweigh the initial costs.
Downsize Office Space and Reduce Costs
Office space is often a huge expense and cost-sink for small businesses and being able to cut back on those costs can be a great way to grow your business. Allowing positions within your company to telecommuting, whether it is full-time or part-time, can cut down on the office space that your business requires and allow you to grow your business in the long-term. Those savings can be used in other areas of your business to grow and open the door for new opportunities.
Create a Positive Work/Life Balance
One of the biggest challenges that many companies face is finding employees that are both dedicated to growing their career and helping your business, while finding the right way to help them maintain a work/life balance that is healthy and productive. Telecommuting allows your employees to have a lot more say in the way that they manage their time and therefore opens up the door to a healthier work/life balance, which will show in their work for your company.
Attract New Candidates
Telecommuting is a very interesting alternative to traditional office settings, and many inspired millennials are interested in positions that will allow them to maintain a better work and life balance. Offering these positions will help your company attract candidates that otherwise might not have been interesting in working for you previously.
If you would like to learn more about how a telecommuting solution could help your business ave money and help your employees achieve a better balance between work and every day life, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our telecommuting consultants.