More and more companies are using telecommuting. This allows employees who adhere to this method to work in good conditions from home or in a coworking space. The communication with the company is usually done by email and phone or by video conference or other internal communication system.
Choosing to telework
The world of work is evolving and new digital tools allow companies to implement telework. Many self-employed and salaried workers choose to telework because it allows them to reconcile their professional and private lives more easily, especially for women. At the company level, telework is not complicated to set up and it is enough to adapt it to the needs and objectives of each structure. The employee will no longer go to his workplace every day, but will come to the company on an ad hoc basis, for example on the days of meetings and brainstorming set by the employee’s superior. It is up to the company manager or department head to establish the weekly work schedule so that it covers the company’s needs as closely as possible.
Finding the right work rhythm
The implementation of telework is sometimes a bit difficult at the beginning, but very quickly both parties, employer and employee, find the rhythm best adapted to internal needs and objectives. Some companies opt for full or alternating telework. For some employees, for example sales people, installers or after-sales service technicians who regularly work outdoors because they are travelling from one customer to another, this way of working is not new. Today, more and more companies decide to implement telecommuting and offer employees to work in a satellite office in a coworking space, a good way to reduce the structural costs of a company.
Providing the right legal framework
The company that plans to implement telework must provide a legal framework that allows it to employ employees with this mode of operation. It is necessary to discuss with the employee the working conditions by adding a rider to the employment contract which will specify the conditions and the working hours. Also, the company has the obligation to provide the employee with computer equipment, digital and office tools, etc. so that he can work remotely and accomplish the missions that appear in his employment contract.