Small Business Guide Homeworking Policy

We are experiencing unprecedented change in the workplace as a result of Covid-19. The WHO’s announcement last week of the coronavirus outbreak reaching pandemic status has been met with a global response to reduce interpersonal contact and seek out alternative ways of working.

Businesses will not run as usual, but those that are able to adapt to changing conditions and work together with their people to find solutions, will be in a much better shape to weather the coming challenges. One of the most feasible work options for many businesses is to fast track homeworking.

For some organisations, this will be totally new territory, for others, it will mean scaling up flexible working options and extending homeworking to many more of their workers. A relevant and clear homeworking policy and homeworking questionnaire will help meet business obligations with regard to health and safety criteria and data protection legislation.

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