Figures recorded for October to December 2019 show that there was a record of 32.93 million people aged 16 years and over in employment in the UK.
If you reduce the amount by the key workers and other non-office based employees then you essentially have more than a quarter of this figure potentially working from home if they can and their employers have allowed.
Large technology firms were the first to adopt the remote working ethos due to previous investments in their infrastructures. Office chat groups, remote access and critical tools enabled a smooth transition for many of these organisations. Now only in the last few weeks have we seen other companies following the remote working trend due to our current situation.
COVID-19 could lead to workers shifting work patterns even after the office and site closures are lifted as a £7 billion support package has been set-up by the government and this means that business rates are cut, grants and loans including a new scheme by the government called the ‘Corona Virus Interruption Loan’ would offer loans up to £1.2 Million to small businesses. Remote working will be continued by many until the end of the year at least due to government assistance being available.
Our goal at Intellicore is to ensure we help clients have a management platform that is suited to their needs and requirements. All companies are different – size, structure and management. We can provide the remote working tools that can cater for multi-industries. We have thousands of people around the globe working seamlessly and effectively through the technology systems we have created.