When to Let Employees Work from Home Telecommuting can be a vital recruiting tool, if you plan ahead and create the right culture for your company. Here's how.
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Q: When should a company allow its employees to work from home?
A: It's not as easy as giving everybody a laptop and sending them on their way. But when a company's leadership creates the right workplace culture, says Jim Ball, co-founder of Alpine Access, a Denver-based virtual call-center company and a pioneer in the delicate art of telecommuting, the arrangement can benefit workers, management and the bottom line.