Working From Home

by Barbara Buffton

Working From Home

A growing number of organisations are offering staff the opportunity to work from home and many people want the flexibility that this gives.

A home worker is someone who works all or a significant part of their time at or from home using computer and communications equipment provided by his or her employer.

More profit?

BT estimates that home-working earns the company an extra £5-6m in terms of productive time saved.

Other terms for this type of flexible working arrangement include teleworker (a term used widely a few years ago), home-based worker and remote worker.

In order for home-working to be successful for both employer and employee, certain issues need to be addressed. This topic highlights the benefits and the barriers, and gives you some guidelines and tips on how to make it work for you.


Your organisation may have its own policies that relate to this topic. You should always check these policies before taking any action that could carry personal or organisational liabilities, and seek qualified advice if there is an apparent conflict between your organisation’s policies and the content of this topic.

This is the UK version of Alchemy Performance Assistant and the references to laws and statutes relate to the United Kingdom.


Copyright © Barbara Buffton