HR Glossary
Homeworking Policy

Homeworking Policy

Updated on:
August 23, 2022


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What is Homeworking Policy?

'Homeworking' is simply doing your job from home. It is a method of working which can be relevant to many jobs. It can also mean working part-time from home.

The use of information technology is the essential feature that allows people to work away from the office.

A homeworking policy outlines the guidelines for work-from-home arrangements, such as when they can be granted and when they are prohibited. It also lists considerations a business needs to take into account when establishing a homeworking policy, such as employee seniority and the variety of work tasks.

Work-from-home arrangements may be offered to employees for a variety of reasons. They may be a necessity because a company wants to encourage employees to telecommute or allow them to work flexibly. Work-from-home arrangements may also be offered as a perk to employees. For instance, some companies offer employees a stipend if they work from home.

Homeworking policies are necessary in order to ensure that employees who work from home are productive and do not take advantage of their flexibility. Homeworking policies also help to protect employers from liability in the event that an employee is injured while working from home.

What is the Benefits from Homeworking?

10 Benefits of Working From Home

  • Better Work-Life Balance.
  • Less Commute Stress.
  • Location Independence.
  • Improved Inclusivity.
  • Money Savings.
  • Positive Environmental Impact.
  • Impact on Sustainability.
  • A Customizable Office.