Glossary: HR & Recruiting Definitions
Working from home is the term used to describe an employee who performs their role from home instead of in an office environment. This can be temporary, as has been seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, or permanently as part of a home or hybrid working structure.
While there are many similarities between remote work and work from home jobs, there are also a few key differences.
Working from home refers almost exclusively to the act of an employee working from their home in a home office setup, whether this is a set number of days a week or full time. However, remote work means a role can be performed from anywhere in the world, making it a popular working style with digital nomads as it can be completed from co-working spaces when travelling.
Plenty of roles can be completed from home, although some are more common than others. Some obvious work from home jobs include contractors and freelancers, but here are a few specific examples of roles that can be performed from a home office:
For employers, there are plenty of benefits to allowing employees to work from home. Among other things, employee retention and productivity can be improved when allowing your team to work from a home office at least a few times a month. Other benefits include:
Whether you’re just starting out with a team that works from home or are experiencing problems with an existing WFH team, there are a few ways that the process can be streamlined. As a general rule, communication is the most important factor when working from home, being able to get in touch with an employee in home office is essential for productivity and trust. These factors are also worth executing:
Find more work-from-home tips or advice in the following Knowledge Hub articles:
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