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Quarter would slash pay to work at home


Almost one in four employees would be prepared to take a pay cut in order to work from home.

According to a small study by Famatech, 6 per cent would be prepared to take a reduction in pay of between 6 and 10 per cent, and 2 per cent would be prepared to take a pay cut of between 16 and 20 per cent.

A whopping 83 per cent go as far as to say their decision to take a new job would be influenced by the ability to work from home.

“It is astonishing that so few companies encourage home working despite the numerous competitive, financial and environmental benefits that can be gained from doing so. The quality of the remote access technology that is now available ensures that ‘working from home’ doesn’t mean the employee will be delivering less value or getting any less work done,” said Anton Levchuk, marketing director at Famatech.

The research found that only 14 per cent of respondents are actively encouraged to work from home, with 16 per cent not permitted to work from home at all.

And according to Levchuk, employers can no longer use the security excuse to keep workers in the office: “Using remote access technology can actually increase security, enabling home workers to access corporate applications, systems and databases securely with no need to store any information on the mobile device.”

See HR Zone’s in-depth report on home working at
Home Working: A recipe for sloth and suspicion?

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