05 Feb '11, 11am

Homeshoring suggestions expected this month

Homeshoring suggestions expected this month

SINGAPORE: The workgroup studying the feasibility of employees working strictly from home is expected to submit its report to the government later this month. Known as home-based work, it is a form of flexible work arrangement to provide workers better work-life integration. The concept is different from tele-commuting. In home-based work, employees do not have a workstation in the office. The employer benefits by saving on office space and lower cost of operations. For 62-year-old Lim Eng Chuan, a senior consultant at OTI-SDC Consulting, the home is his office. Mr Lim has been working from home for more than 10 years. He only needs to literally step into his workplace, located at Singapore's business district, once a month to attend meetings. Mr Lim said: "I don't have to wake up early....the way to office takes an hour, the way back takes another hour. (By working from h...

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