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Homeworking day planned

Published: Monday, 21 April 2008   Category: Life after graduation

Some five million workers in Britain will be absent from the office on May 15th as part of National Work from Home Day.

The day is intended to highlight modern working practices by encouraging companies to give staff a day at home for flexible working, remote working and mobile working, in order to promote work/life balance.

Remote Employment, which is backing the scheme, claims that the traditional office is wasteful and becoming increasingly outdated.

According to research, the labour market will experience a dramatic restructuring over the next four years, with remote working expected to almost double.

Founder and managing director of Remote Employment, Ken Sheridan, commented: "The recent emergence of 'virtual jobs' and 'virtual communities' is changing the way companies attract and retain skilled employees.

"Smarter organisations reduce employment costs by adopting 'remote working' as a regular employment solution. With this new approach, many employers are now considering remote working and working from home as viable options in their recruitment drive."

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