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Employers told to support home workers

Published: Tuesday, 08 June 2010   Category: Employer News

Home workers require strong support from their employers if they are to achieve high levels of productivity, one observer has claimed.

Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, suggested that it is not necessarily true to suggest that the majority of Britons spend their time in the office efficiently.

However, he also urged companies to ensure that they have appropriate measures in place to ensure that they can make the most of home working arrangements.

"If you have an understanding and supportive employer, and an understanding and supportive social environment as a home worker, then it does free up stress," he said.

"There's no doubt about it, for those who are self-motivated and can plan and organise, or their employer has helped them, people can be more productive."

Mr Hexham was commenting on a recent study by Brigham Young University, which found that telecommuters balance work and family life better than office workers.

Meanwhile, research by IBM has suggested that home-based workers can squeeze out 19 extra hours per week in comparison to office staff.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19825294-ADNFCR

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