The Telegraph has published an article detailing MPs plans to push for a new law that requires bosses to send staff home if workplace temperatures rise above 30 degrees. As England swelters today, it may encourage some employers to embrace a remote working policy so staff can remain productive in the comfort of their homes.
If your financial organisation is looking to the future, driving forward innovative approaches to working and introducing new technology to drive productivity are most probably at the top of your list. Over the next few years the industry is likely to see significant changes, with the rise of mobile banking, social networking and video collaboration already beginning to reshape the financial sector.
Less than a third of companies have policies governing personal devices in the workplace. 68% of employees use their own devices for work but only 29% actually have a policy in place covering Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
14% of employees do not even know if their company has a BYOD policy at all. (Globo)
We have entered the age of Bring Your Own Device; a growing trend that has given the modern worker enormous work flexibility. Simply put, BYOD is when employees have the ability to bring their own technical devices – like smart phones, tablets and laptops – to work, and use the company’s network instead of a company-provided device. The increased flexibility for employees to work remotely also corresponds with a growth in the use of remote collaboration methods for business, such as video conferencing.