Work from home arrangements will cost businesses, Isme warns

Employers’ group to tell Oireachtas committee that remote working contains additional costs for Irish companies

Neil McDonnell, Isme chief executive, will tell TDs and senators that some businesses are not set up to safely accommodate a return to the office

The introduction of hybrid working arrangements will have significant cost implications for Irish companies, an Oireachtas committee will hear tomorrow, amid concern among businesses over the price of equipping staff to work from home.

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association (Isme) plans to tell the enterprise committee that some of its members are reporting reluctance among employees to return to the office as case numbers rise.

In a written statement, Neil McDonell, the chief ...