Satellites improve telework connections

Staff want to work at home, but do your current Internet services support this?
By Steve Salamoff
|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 09/09/2003

Teleworking has often been seen in the past as an “employee benefit,” like flex time or a compressed work week, but economic conditions have prompted a growing number of organizations to consider the model for some employees as a way to reduce overhead costs. The events of Sept. 11 have also led many individuals and organizations to reduce work-related travel, another driver contributing to the recent growth of teleworking.

But, while allowing employees to work from home — wherever that may be — is a sound idea, the Internet connections that allow this can be lacking. One solution is satellite technology.

Growth of teleworking