Homeworking is a type of flexible working that covers a range of agreements. Some employees work almost entirely from home, while others split their time between their home and the office. Homeworking also covers people working in travel-related roles who use their home as a base between work trips.
Many homeworkers report improved levels of job satisfaction and a better work-life balance, and, of course, many will welcome getting back the time that was spent on commuting to work. These factors can contribute to the productivity of homeworkers.
Most UK employees can request flexible working including homeworking. So, it's important to know how to manage homeworkers effectively and maintain compliance.