Teleworking Policies: Do You Have One? Should You Have One?

Source: Amanda Cuda, IPMA-HR News, Vol. 77 no. 6, June 2011
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In today’s economy, employers are always looking for ways to get more out of an increasingly limited staff. Allowing employees to work from home, at least some of the time, is an admittedly great way to make the best of depleted manpower, said Michael McGinnis, IPMA-CP, former human resources director for the county of Orange, N.C….However, despite the acknowledged benefits of teleworking – mainly, more flexibility for employees – Orange doesn’t have a formal policy on working remotely…. The flexibility offered by teleworking can be a boon to both employers and employees. But, to get the most out of a telecommuting relationship, there needs to be rules.

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