Number of employees applying for remote working is on the rise, survey reveals


Remote Workers Module

The number of workers applying to work from home under the UK’s Right to Request Flexible Working policy is on the rise, statistical figures published in a new survey from Unify have been able to reveal.

Almost a third (29 per cent) of the 15,000 British workers participating in the poll stated that they worked from outside of the office at least once per week, with around two in five (39 per cent) describing their homes as the environment in which they were most productive.

Furthermore, 40 per cent of respondents said that it would be a “major liberation and improvement to their professional life” if they were able to quit their offices for good and carry out 100 per cent of their work from elsewhere.

The figures suggest that organisations will need to invest more in bring-your-own-device and cloud solutions in the future, accommodating this new generation of remote workers while ensuring that their habits are not putting key business data at risk.

Unify head of portfolio management Robert Keenen said flexible working “is here to stay”.

“More and more employees will be striving to achieve what they consider to be their perfect version of work-life integration,” he continued. “It is up to employers to find ways of enabling new ways of working while still ensuring that employees remain connected to each other and their clients.”

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.

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