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Technology & home working ONS study

We keep a close eye on the Office of National Statistics and found their latest release on the impact of home working fascinating.

Here are some of the key points & a link to the entire article.

Main points

  • Home working opportunities vary significantly between industries, with 10% of employees within the accommodation and food services industry reporting having ever worked from home (in 2019) compared with 53% of those in the information and communication industry.

  • The extent to which an employee can work from home depends on whether a specific physical environment, tools, or proximity to other people are required for the role.

  • Technology can be an enabling power for homeworking, providing employees have the access to, and skills required for, technology.

  • The E-commerce Survey shows that in 2018, less than half of all employees were provided with a portable device for work, except in the information and communication industry where around 60% of employees were provided with a portable device.

  • The Office of Communications (OFCOM) found superfast broadband coverage reached 95% of residential homes in the UK in September 2019.

  • In the accommodation and food services, and retail industries, over 85% of businesses using social media, used it to develop brand image and for marketing purposes.

  • Businesses with 10 or more employees were more likely to employ ICT specialists than smaller businesses.

If you want to read the whole article you can find it here

How are we helping ?

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We have also added a monitoring service so the IT team can ensure security and quality of service.

Prices start from £29 per month and available on a 30 day rolling contract.

You can find more information here

If you would like to discuss how we can help please get in touch.

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