More than half of the companies will lose some of their valued staff if they do not offer telework.
74% of companies have found that the productivity of the “remote worker” has increased by an average of 27%. Paradoxically, there are still HR departments that insist that telecommuting is a fad. The truth is that currently only 20% of employees who have been working from home have had to return to the office full time.
Although most managers believe that workers should opt for flexible working from day one, only a third of companies believe they are ready for it. Nearly half acknowledge that they can take it on board in the short term but will not be able to implement it permanently. Most large companies have already adjusted their policies by making the hybrid model official. Others are announcing that they are redesigning their offices to make face-to-face work as similar as possible to remote work. One ends up wondering if they are setting up the bed, kitchen and children’s room so that the worker can move the family. From the employee’s point of view, there is a lack of clear regulations on how many days they must go to the office and how many could work from home.
Mental health has not been a minor factor either, especially with the pandemic. Although 64% of companies recognize the moral duty of their employees not to be connected at all hours, barely half have taken measures to avoid this, far from a healthy digital disconnection. However, companies with a long tradition in the hybrid model know that the balance is achieved after a learning process for both the employee and his or her manager.
It is clear that there is a growing trend towards teleworking and that the employee needs tools to carry out the activity from home, such as a laptop, a monitor and, often, a printer. It is essential that the resources provided by the company are not unnecessary distractions. In the case of the printer, the worker must have the peace of mind that the equipment is always ready to print. This is why companies must use the technology available. The Nubeprint App allows remote monitoring of printers in the employee’s home. Installed on the teleworker’s cell phone or Chromebook, the app allows the company and/or its supplier to receive an alert at the right time to send the cartridge, or a proactive technical alert to prevent the printer from not being able to print.
Source: cincodias, elpais.com, Nubeprint