Looking at the long-term effects of remote working

Working from home is likely to become a permanent arrangement for many employees, so companies need to be aware of the issues facing their staff

21st June, 2020
Looking at the long-term effects of remote working
Employers should assess the safety of the workstations employees are using in their homes to ensure that the risk of injury is minimised. Picture: Getty

Lockdown turned a large number of Irish businesses into remote-working operations almost overnight.

With no time to prepare for this mass migration to working from home, many employers focused on ensuring that their IT systems could facilitate remote work.

As we now approach phase three of the government’s roadmap for reopening, it is time for employers to consider the longer-term impact of maintaining remote work arrangements.

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