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The repertoire of an IT consultant at PC Net has changed a lot over the last few years – because the way that our clients work has changed.
If we set aside the huge advances in technology that have seen companies across the world transform in terms of the equipment that fills the workplace, we then come to the changes in the actual way that people work.
Flexible working has become common practice in many businesses who are looking to ensure employee productivity and the maintenance of high morale and happiness within the workplace.
And this way of working has led to many changes for us.
This week is National Work Life Week, where employers show their employees how they strive for a family friendly and flexible working culture.
And it is often the week when employers come to us to find out more about how it can be done.
Remote working is a term that was not too well known a few years ago, but it is now essential that employers have a system that works for employees who work from home, or remotely on the move.
The increase in cloud technology means employees can work from anywhere – but company information and passwords must still be protected so the systems need to be there to maintain security.
Working Families, the UK’s work life balance charity, and partner organisation Family Friendly Working Scotland have revealed that there are 11 million working mothers and fathers in the UK, making up more than a third of the workforce.
But they say that often the way that work is designed, organised and advertised stops people with caring responsibilities from reaching their potential.
When it comes to flexibility IT is one of your most important tools, if not THE most important, but businesses need to do it right to ensure they maintain the right balance.
If you are looking to become a more flexible employer and would like some advice on the best way to do it please do not hesitate to get in touch: we’re here to help.