IT staff would rather work from home – Is your company prepared?

35% of IT employees said they’d give up 10% of their salary for the chance to work from home full-time, reports IT Manager Daily, drawing on a recent survey by IT job board Dice.com.  Some companies are looking for ways to satisfy IT employees without impacting their budgets.  Working from home, says IT Manager Daily, is a no-cost benefit to the company and a perk to many employees.  It’s a win-win for both.  View entire article here. 

Is your company prepared for telecommuting?  It’s a great time to learn what business tools are available.  GoToAssist Express is a great solution for IT employees who want to work from home; it allows them to provide their valued service to customers using the market-leading remote support tool. 

In fact, many of our Citrix Online products are designed specifically to allow users to work with anyone from anywhere.  Check out our full suite of products.  And speaking from experience, telecommuting is a good thing.  I work from home about fifty percent of the time since I live in West Los Angeles and our Citrix Online office is in the Santa Barbara area which is a 2 hour drive.  I am definitely more productive and I’m happy I don’t have to fight the terrible I-405 & I-101 traffic everyday to get to work.   

According to the International Telework Association and Council, on average, workshifting yields:

  • 22% increase in employee productivity
  • 20% decrease in employee turnover
  • 60% decrease in employee absenteeism

And to learn more about the many advantages and best practices of telecommuting or remote work, visit this informative site: www.workshifting.com.

13 thoughts on “IT staff would rather work from home – Is your company prepared?

  1. Everything above is correct – includihg the not trusting fro home.

    There are products which can lpog not just time logged into a VPN/network, but also time without active key-strokes – this does COST but is avilable and a viable expense if you run a call centre or remote office with over 50 people.

    This unfortunately doesn’t help the small business person, or their consultants, in offering a viable solution. Certainly, from my assesments, the Citrix GoToAssist is the best individual remote support application available – across al platforms and licences.

    Not sure if it has open APIs, however would love to see some integration towards WHMCS and other SMB related IT consultant business services.

  2. Working in this way is win-win scenario for both employer and employee and freelancer for that matter. companies can reduce costs significantly and the work at home people can save more than the 10% cut by not having to commute to work. There are costs that add up to more than 10% of a salary.

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