Work from home day - Friday 15th May
For those of us who do regularly work from home, the cost savings from not spending money on lunch and commuting will be well known, but the publication of a survey revealing some numbers to back this may help bosses to reassess company policy where home working is not allowed.
The BT survey has been timed to coincide with the National Work From Home Day, which given that UK workers spend as much as 47 days a year travelling to and from work will probably be popular. One would almost have thought that many people would have wanted to make sure their face was seen in the office during a recession, but some 55% of employees are working from home more often since the recession started. Given the cost of travel in the UK, saving £10 to £20 per day is significant and can go some way to offset the pay cuts the recession is causing.
For those considering home working, either employee or employer the WorkWise website has a series of case studies and links to useful material. Years ago home working was perhaps seen as just a day at home proof reading a report, but with broadband and remote access applications you can have access to the full network resources of an office.