With the announcement of the closure of the Forth Road Bridge for 3 week leading into the New Year, many people and businesses were not prepared to deal with the disruptions this was to cause. But this closure shouldn’t need to have such a negative impact on your business.
Could you offer flexible working?
Flexible working in times such as these could be a blessing for your business. It offers your staff the ability to cope with the increasing demand of their daily commute, their work and their life outside of work, and your business can run as normal with your staff logging on from anywhere, minimising the effect reduced staff would cause.
So what are the benefits of having a flexible working policy?
Better work life balance
Christmas is a time to be with loved one, not stuck on the train or in your car frustrated. Flexible working allows your employees to fulfil their commitments both at work and at home.
The ability for your employees to switch on their device and work from anywhere means that they do not have to make that dreaded trip in. All they will need is internet connectivity and they can be up and running in no time.
Countless studies have shown that remote or flexible working has a direct impact on productivity. Be this due to lack of disruptions you would get while at the office or because they can work in a more comfortable and relaxing environment, productivity while remotely increases.
Key staff benefit
In key findings by recruitment agencies, remote or flexible working is now seen as one to the top staff benefit employees look for. By offering this benefit your chances of recruiting talented staff increases and increases the likelihood that they stay.
By offering staff the opportunity to work remotely, you have the ability to reduce your overall daily costs. Perhaps you can move to smaller offices, therefore reducing overall costs associated with running larger offices.
Flexible working has made sure that at CompanyNet it’s still business as usual.
Find out more
For many the Forth Road Bridge closure will see a negative impact on their business but could you consider flexible working to reduce that impact? It is easier than you might think. If you are interested in knowing more about flexible working or how you can introduce this to your organisation, get in touch with one of our specialists who will be happy to talk more with you.