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Is working from home beneficial?

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​Have you ever considered working from home? Or offering this to your employees as a potential work perk? Maybe you’re wondering whether this is a beneficial option.

As a recruitment agency with years of experience in the industry, we want to give you our view on it to help you make your decision. Here are some advantages of working from home:

Less sick days

This may seem strange yet very unsurprising. Turns out that employees who work from home tend to take fewer sick days than those who work in the office. A lot of people still get their work done at home when feeling under the weather, while office workers are more likely to call in sick with the hope of staying in the comfort of their own homes.

Working from home even once or twice a week also helps people regain the correct work-life balance. This means people are happier and are willing to put in the work, which takes us to our next point…

Increased productivity

Let’s face it, we all know how distracting the office environment can be, with constant chatter, loud co-workers and office gossip. These things just never stop! Being at home is a lot more peaceful. Being able to sit at your desk, in your comfy loungewear is definitely more appealing. Being comfortable and relaxed without distracting colleagues helps to clear your head and focus on what you’re doing, meaning more can be done. 

Staff loyalty

Staff see flexibility as a great perk, it’s something job seekers look out for when applying for roles. Being able to offer this flexibility and freedom of working from home as well as in the office attracts people. It's a perk people don’t want to take for granted and lose which means they will do the work and more to say thank you. Employees working from home are far less likely to quit, meaning the company gets greater employee retention.

As a specialist recruitment agency, we know the importance of work-life balance. Here at Digital Waffle, we believe working from home is a great benefit. If you're looking for a new career opportunity or advice, contact one of our recruitment specialists today.