Remote working has many benefits for a business – if managed correctly, it improves staff loyalty and productivity, and can assist with employee attraction and retention.

For many businesses, there is really no reason to have staff sitting at their desks for eight hours a day, five days a week.

With the perks of modern day technology through things like HP’s Elitebook range, a cloud-based operating system and high-speed fixed or mobile internet connection, experienced knowledge workers are entirely capable working out of the office, and many of them thrive.

The perceived autonomy that workers gain by being given the freedom to work from anywhere, whether that’s at home, at a café, or even at the beach, increases their happiness, performance and creativity.

It also allows them to cut down on travel time and costs, and manage work-life balance more effectively, reducing stress.

Employers, meanwhile, enjoy all these benefits as well as through reduced commercial real estate costs, as they can lease smaller spaces. The practice will also drive recruitment of the best young talent.

Millennials crave flexibility

Flexible working arrangements will also help attract millennial workers, who will soon be the most important demographic to target for employers looking to attract the top-level talent.