Nearly 3% of the US workforce telecommutes. That might not sound like much but telework grew a whopping 80% from 2005 to 2012. Whoa! As the number of telecommuting employees grows, how has that that affected your company culture?
Using social technology in the workplace is more than just sending out an email telling employees to download and use the latest app. New tools have some amazing features and functionality, but to make social tools work for your workforce, you need to give the technology some “soul.”
With technology in the palm of our hands, it seems as if we can work from anywhere, anytime. Granted, there are jobs that have less flexibility to telework, however, many are more than capable to make the switch from on-site to any-site. If you’re still trying to figure out if it makes sense for your organization, let me share a few reasons why teleworking works.
There are employers who believe that social networking at work is a time-waster and slows productivity. In reality, utilizing social media networks can also be hugely beneficial in reducing employee turnover and increasing collaboration.
Trying to find the right candidate for your open role can be tough. In 2012, companies used social media recruitment strategies or more than 80% of all job openings. This statistic is very telling—social media recruiting is a must.