HR distrusts home workers because of lack of checks

first_img Comments are closed. Nearly half of HR directors don’t trust their staff to perform effectivelyif they are working from home reveals research. The survey of nearly 300 HR directors at companies in the UK, France,Germany and the Netherlands shows 45 per cent of respondents are concernedabout their employees’ self-discipline to work effectively while out of theoffice. The study by global consultants LogicaCMG suggests this stems from the factthat 46 per cent of employers have no way of effectively monitoring mobileworkers. The survey also reveals that most company policies on mobile working areinadequate. In the UK, 62 per cent of training for mobile workers focuses on use of thetechnology, while just 20 per cent is devoted to effective communication techniquesand 16 per cent to time management. Most of the companies that encourage mobile working rely on rudimentary waysof monitoring staff performance such as logging mobile phone or internet useand written reports to line managers. Paul Barker, international solutions director at LogicaCMG, said employerswould have to become better at managing homeworkers as the demands for flexibleworking increase. HR distrusts home workers because of lack of checksOn 11 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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