4.2 million UK staff now work remotely, TUC market analysis can reveal
Over 800,601 more people are working from home nowadays than they were in 2005, with the total number of remote workers reaching an impressive 4.2 million, recent market analysis by TUC has been able to find.
Figures show that employment has increased during the past decade, but this rise has been outstripped by the growth in people who now regularly work from home. This has increased from 12 per cent of the workforce in 2005 to 13.7 per cent in 2015, according to the TUC’s analysis.
Further TUC analysis, using data from the government’s official Work-Life Balance Survey 2013 as well as the ONS LFS, estimated that there are 1.8 million more people who would like to work from home, who currently don’t.
Tensor helps manage employees who opt for remote working
Designed as a mobile extension of the Tensor.NET Time and Attendance System, the Mobile Self Service Module allows iPhone owners to Clock IN and OUT at their respective workplaces, as well as requesting a period of absence, viewing remaining leave entitlements, recent clocking history and current flexitime balance.
Additionally, users opting for remote working will be able to easily book ON or OFF production jobs, and also receive notifications when requests are approved or rejected.
On the other hand, supervisors will be able to easily subordinate work colleague’s time sheets and approve or deny their absence requests. The management of requests is made easy with the aid of a consolidated calendar showing the absence of all subordinate employees.
Another very interesting detail worth mentioning here is the fact that the dedicated remote working module also supports role based security, meaning that you can easily choose which combination of features employees will have access to. Disabled features, such as the ability to view flexitime, will simply not appear at all.
Given its mobile nature, the remote workers module application also offers a special provision to mitigate the possible connectivity losses, by storing all of the requests on the iPhone and transferring them immediately after a network connection is re-established.
Mobile clockings and job bookings, once submitted, are transferred to the central Tensor.NET application. Additionally, the employee’s geographical position is also ascertained from their iPhone’s location and the employee’s movements recorded in this manner are plotted on a map viewable in the Tensor.NET (which is a particularly useful features for field personnel).
If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor Mobile Self Service Module and its functionality, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, one of our representatives will be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary information.