As the country once again grinds to a standstill with most of Britain experiencing cancellation of buses, trains and airport closures, people working from home are keeping businesses open and fully operational despite the arctic conditions.

Severe weather conditions does not necessarily mean major problems for employers, suggest Remote Employment, a web service specialising in flexible, remote and home working jobs. They believe this snowy weather highlights how remote and home working benefits the economy. Remote working is an ideal ‘snow-white’ employment solution.

Over the past few years, the UK has seen a rise in adverse climates. Whilst being snowed in is becoming a regular winter occurrence for British workers, Remote Employment encourages more companies to try smarter employment solutions by giving employees the opportunity to work flexible hours, work remotely or work from home. A combination of technology and common sense on the part of employers and employees can minimise the impact.

Home workers logging into networks while working from home is now common practice and many report that this quality work time provides an increase in their productivity.

Responding to the news of the vast disruptions in business with many companies working either on ‘skeleton staff’ basis or not at all, Director of Remote Employment, Paula Wynne, reported that many of their clients were relieved to have their employees working remotely or working from home.

She said: “Companies up and down the country are benefitting from this flexible way of working. While people are being advised not to travel, their staff still able to keep business wheels in motion from the sanctuary of their own home. With this new approach, more and more employers will now be considering remote working and working from home as viable options in their recruitment drive.”

Remote Employment also encourages employees not to treat the snow as automatic permission to take an unannounced holiday. Equally, employers should understand if their staff need to leave early if conditions worsen or have child care issues to consider.

Call centres, service agencies, and forward thinking organisations across the UK have improved productivity by giving staff work from home options or by outsourcing their company services and projects to freelancers and remote workers. All of these businesses have been hardly affected by the wide spread weather chaos.

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