26 Aug '11, 3am

Companies can gain from tapping home-based workers: Through ICT, employees based at home are able to connect to

Companies can gain from tapping home-based workers: Through ICT, employees based at home are able to connect to

Companies short on manpower can tap on Singaporeans who prefer to work from home and are not economically active, Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower and Education, said yesterday. Employers could consider implementing home-based work arrangements to tap on this pool of Singaporeans, he said at the Work-Life Conference at Suntec Singapore. Unlike telecommuting, where the office remains the primary work location, home-based employees work primarily at home, although they may occasionally attend meetings at the office or with clients. Mr Hawazi added that home-based work arrangements are now possible, thanks to Singapore's well-developed infocomm-technology (ICT) infrastructure. Through ICT, employees based at home are able to connect to their office and with colleagues and clients, he said. While the concept of home- based work is relatively new her...

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