Many small businesses have been moving to remote work by necessity, and that’s not likely to change any time soon. In fact, having employees work from home has multiple benefits. It can reduce operating costs such as rental office space, travel, and commuting expenses, and make it easier to get and retain top talent who prefer workplace flexibility1. In fact, over the last decade, working from home has become more prevalent with 56 percent of companies allowing remote work2.
As a result, video conferencing, collaboration, and secure calling are increasingly becoming an IT requirement for businesses of all sizes. Small businesses are twice as likely to hire full-time remote employees as their larger counterparts3, so IT staff are setting up and supporting an unexpected number of offsite workers and their devices.
To reduce the strain when you add and remove remote employees to your small business, you should keep five facts in mind, discover them in this guide.
1 Top three business benefits of remote work, ITProPortal, January 2020
2 2018 Global State of Remote Work, Owl Labs, 2018
3 Global State of Remote Work 2017, Owl Labs, 2017