Work From Home is Here to Stay

Since 2020, work from home has changed the professional landscape and the way people view the working lifestyle. Although most remote workers initially transitioned from necessity, they now remain at home from preference. More than half of people who work at home all or some of the time say they choose to do so.

Of course, some businesses are eager for a full return to the office, but the truth is, this approach can drive employees away. What can employers do to ensure their companies continue running smoothly? The first step is understanding why work from home isn’t going anywhere.

Why Employees Prefer Work From Home

The ability to work from home offers several benefits, the most important of which is flexibility. Many adults struggle with burnout due to poor work-life balance, and remote work provides the flexibility they need to provide equal attention to work, family, and self-care. This benefit may be significant to parents who want the freedom to attend their children’s extracurricular events, save money on childcare, and generally enjoy their families.

Surprisingly, another significant benefit is productivity. Employees say telecommuting allows them to complete tasks in their own time, which helps them achieve more. Despite early doubt about this, the numbers prove it: Remote workers are equally or more productive than their in-person counterparts.

How Employers Can Benefit From the Arrangement

High productivity greatly benefits employers, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. For example, a complete move to remote work can save thousands on rent. Reduced burnout also means lower turnover, so companies don’t have to expend resources finding and training new hires.

Additionally, opening your workforce to remote options gives you access to a larger talent pool. The perfect candidates could be in another country, and working from home allows you to accommodate their needs while benefiting from their skills.

Why You Should Have Staffing Professional Liability Insurance Even When Employees Work From Home

Staffing professional liability insurance, sometimes called workers’ compensation, is essential for any business but a must for staffing agencies. Even if your employees aren’t heading into the office, they can still face issues such as injury. The companies they work for may claim defamation or property damage. You don’t want to foot that bill; the right insurance coverage ensures you don’t have to.

How Employers Can Make Remote Work Efficient for Everyone

Now that working from home is a new normal, companies can help employees and the bottom line with the right tools. Project management software is one of the coolest and most funtional things you can offer. These apps are a hub where teams can save all their important information:

  • Deadlines
  • Contact information
  • Important documents

They often come with chats and other communication tools, allowing everyone to get quick answers when needed. Additionally, employees can access them from anywhere with an internet connection.

About World Wide Specialty Programs

For the last 50 years, World Wide Specialty Programs has dedicated itself to providing the optimal products and solutions for the staffing industry. As the only insurance firm to be an ASA commercial liability partner, we are committed to that partnership and committed to using our knowledge of the industry to provide staffing firms with the best possible coverage. For more information about Staffing Professional Liability Insurance or any other coverage, we have available to protect your staffing business, give us a call at (877) 256-0468 to speak with one of our representatives.