Sanford Rose Associates – Tolan Group’s Tim Tolan Featured in MainStreet Article: ‘Why Small Businesses Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Remote Workers and Flexible Schedules”

Dallas, TX | 9/11/2014
By Kathryn Tuggle

Although many small businesses don’t possess the technology or staff to allow employees to work from home regularly, a little flexibility can be good. According to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, remote workers log an average of four more working hours per week than on-site employees. Approximately 32% of remote workers are engaged in their daily assignments, compared with 28% of on-site workers.

Here’s a look at how small businesses can offer more work-from-home benefits to employees, and why they shouldn’t be afraid to embrace the change.

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Video capabilities ensure that remote employees and on-site employees can speak to one another as if they were in the same room, says Tim Tolan, senior partner with Sanford Rose Associates at The Tolan Group, an executive search firm in St. Augustine, Fla.

“If you’ve got a remote employee, you can have a meeting with them and see them sitting right there at their desk,” Tolan says. “There’s tremendous peace of mind in seeing them in front of you.”

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