Marketing business Aflac Assist LLC provides employees ability to work from home.
According to Aflac Assist LLC, one-fifth of all workers are now telecommuting at least part of the time. Additionally, nearly 10 percent of workers are at home full-time. This number increases each year, Aflac Assist LLC points out, and by the year 2020, nearly 30% of all workers are expected to work remotely.
Aflac Assist LLC believes technology is in large part responsible for this movement. As Aflac Assist LLC points out, mobile device adoption is taking over the modern workplace. At one time, employees were required to come to an office to print, fax, and copy, but tablets and smartphones have allowed them to take their devices with them, Aflac Assist LLC states. This eliminates the need for paper, but Aflac Assist LLC has found that arming workers with all-in-one print stations can allow them to scan, copy, and print whatever they need to accomplish their work.
Several other advances have made working from home a breeze, according to Aflac Assist LLC. Those advances include web cameras, which allow remote employees to communicate with clients, supervisors, and co-workers just as if they were in the cubicle next to them, Aflac Assist LLC explains. Aflac Assist LLC has found that advances in technology also now allow workers responsible for isolating tasks like data entry or programming can be monitored. Software can log idle time, as well as provide random shots of workers' screens, Aflac Assist LLC describes.
Telecommuting is a œwin for both business owners and employees, Aflac Assist LLC believes, as it can save money and improve morale. However, often telecommuting employees can feel out of the loop and isolated from the office environment, Aflac Assist LLC has found. To avoid this, Aflac Assist LLC recommends bringing remote workers in regularly for meetings and workplace parties. For those workers located too far away to reasonably make it to the office on a regular basis, Aflac Assist LLC advises regular video chats to make them feel less alone.
Another plus to the current trend toward working from home is that workers have been freed up to work more independently. As Aflac Assist LLC explains, workers are now finding their employment opportunities are no longer limited to those within a certain geographic area. They can either work for a variety of clients as freelancers, Aflac Assist LLC tells us, or work for a faraway employer. This allows them to command higher salaries and combat high unemployment rates in their particular areas, Aflac Assist LLC believes. Aflac Assist LLC also points out that it is a great benefit to those living in rural areas that might not have access to such great opportunities locally.
As telecommuting continues to evolve, Aflac Assist LLC looks for the virtual office to become even more interactive. Eventually, Aflac Assist LLC envisions a world where very few people are in an office environment and the workplace becomes spread out, giving workers more employment opportunities than ever before.
Contact Aflac Assist LLC at 866.827.7653