What It Is
Off-site workers can be a valuable addition to many industries, especially in places where resources are limited. Off-site employees are often hired as independent contractors, although many small businesses may choose to hire full-time employees and allow them to telecommute.
Why It Matters
Working off-site reduces or eliminates an employee’s commute. This benefits the employee and the organization because long commutes can
- Contribute to stress-related health issues
- Increase absenteeism or tardiness
- Decrease productivity and performance