Maybe someone that is more motivated and more qualified to do the work and costs you less than your average employee is the kind of person you would like to hire. By simply employing a telecommuter, you will be able to accomplish this. There are 5 very good reasons as to why it makes sense for you to consider telecommuting from an employer’s perspective and that’s what we will look at right now.
There is Less Overhead
How much is all this office space, furniture, computer equipment along with your IT department to maintain them, utility bills etc. costing you? With telecommuters, non of the above are required and this will then cut your overhead cost tremendously. Telecommuters use their own office, their own equipment from computers to paperclips; use their own power, phone and Internet connection. It is up to them to get their computers up and running again in case it does act up.
Less Benefits To Pay
When it comes to most telecommuters, they are independent contractors. There is no need to have to provide for health care, workman’s compensation or paid vacation. Another thing to consider are the tax benefits where there is no employer portion of federal and state tax to pay.
When Needed, Hire Experts
Perhaps you would need someone to write the occasional press release and maybe come up with a revision to your brochure every once in a while? Consider outsourcing the tasks to a freelance telecommuter instead of hiring someone fulltime as your marketing person. What you’ll is pay per project, or hire your freelancer for a few hours per month rather than create a marketing position. With freelancers, even small businesses are given the opportunity to hire an expert for almost any task.
On Demand Work
Because you just landed a large project, are you expecting a temporary increase in your workload, be it seasonal? Rather than just work with inexperienced temps, or hiring in-office personnel that you may not need three months down the road, why not just pick up a few telecommuters for the task instead? The flexibility of temps with the on-the-job experience of permanent employees are combined in telecommuters. The best of both worlds is what you get.
More Motivated Workers
Telecommuters have a very good reason why they want to work from home. Whether that reason is being able to stay home with the kids, a disability, or avoiding a long commute, being able to work from home makes them happy. You may be well aware that happy employees are more motivated, don’t count the minutes until they can leave the office and overall get more work done.
You may even consider converting even more positions to telecommuting once you have experienced all the benefits a telecommuter brings to your organization.