Working from Home

With the rise of work-from-home job opportunities comes the challenge for companies to keep their work force connected with one another. Just because people are working from home doesn’t mean they don’t still have to work collaboratively on a variety of projects and assignments to get the work completed. It’s a good thing technology has taken such leaps and bounds forward, as that technology has become the cornerstone of the work-from-home movement. Requirements for work-from-home provisions vary, though.

Employee Responsibility

One thing the employee has to provide for most work-from-home jobs is a good internet connection. Some companies require their staff to verify their internet connection is solid, even going so far as to mandate a fiber-optic network connection in some instances. The good news for the employee is that since they’re paying for the internet connection so they can work, it’s a tax-deductible work expense.

While not a requirement, each employee should attempt to set up an environment in their homes where they can work with minimal distractions. It’s a good faith effort to demonstrate to your employer that you’re serious about not allowing your productivity to fall off.

Employer Provisions

Depending on the employer and the job description, the company for whom you work may provide your hardware. This hardware may include a computer, printer and smart phone, as well as anything else you need to do your job. The reason an employer would do this is to ensure you have all the equipment you require to effectively perform your job duties. Employers need to feel secure that they’ve enabled their employees’ success in this way.

Your company should definitely provide any proprietary software, as well as a site license to any other software you need to complete your work. Access to tech support is also a must for businesses to supply.

Modern technology enables work-from-home success.