Archive for July 2012
Remote working is becoming a more common working option. 59% of employees surveyed believe that remote working is in fact the way forward.
More than half of 1,091 people surveyed across the UK believe that remote access would allow them to choose and manage their own working hours and as a result eliminate the stress of rush-hour journeys. With less than a month to go until London hosts the Olympic Games, it is clear that many of London’s commuters are looking for alternatives to help minimise any disruption the event is likely to cause (using a conference calling service like Powwownow to reduce travel needs could help).
Many employers haven’t thought about the impact the impending Games will have on how their employees will get to work and how they will keep their businesses running during the next few weeks. Flexible working not only gives staff more freedom to choose their own hours, it also paves the way for businesses to reduce office costs – 57% of employers highlighted this as the greatest advantage of remote working.
By making teleconferencing, instant messaging and web sharing available in businesses, the isolation of working from home is eliminated and people can stay in touch and work as if they are in the office, keeping businesses on the move.
So you’ve decided to work from home over the next few weeks to avoid all the commuter stress, we’ve put together some top tips to help you on your way.
The Games are almost upon us so we went out on to the streets of London to find out whether commuters are prepared for the predicted disruption to our transport networks over the next few weeks and what plans (if any!) they have in place to minimise the effects on their working lives. Take a look at the results!
Unsurprisingly, the general attitude was that ‘it is going to be disaster’ and some were already finding it ‘an absolute nightmare’ to get into work. What is good to know however, is that conference and video calling has never been more in demand with several commuters saying how they have flexible working hours in place and are choosing to work from home; conference calling is seen to be ‘beneficial to the business’ and enables workers to ‘action things a lot quicker’, some also say that video conferencing is ‘the way forward’.
How important is marketing to the success of a business? There are many that would say that marketing is a waste of money and if a product or service is good enough, people will know or hear about it. But is this really true?
Enabling Unified Communications for staff would reduce costs in the long run and dramatically increase productivity according to 57% of employers in a survey carried out by Powwownow, the UK’s leading free conference call service, and online poll company Toluna.
In today’s economy it can be unnerving to think about setting up a business and going it alone, but being aware of why a business can fail, can help to ensure that you have every contingency in place to reduce the chance of this happening to your company.