In an increasingly digital age, business owners are frequently asking workers to telecommute. As the economy is slowly recovering, some companies are finding that telecommute options are enabling them to expand their businesses.
Adreinne Giannone, CEO of Edge Electronics, told the Associated Press shutting down some offices has helped her expand. She now has more financial resources to make new hires and she can employ workers across the country.
One cost-effective way to keep remote workers connected is through video conferencing. According to a report from Crain’s Manchester, the trend of using video conferencing solutions to keep colleagues in touch has already kicked off in the UK.
The source reports that a number of UK businesses use multi-site video conferencing solutions to securely share information between office- and home-based workers.
Plus, a number of American companies are turning to these high-tech tools as well. PrideSource.com reports that two merging LGBT advocacy groups with locations and workers around the country will be hosting a video conference on May 13 to get all the staff together.
With increasing video quality and declining prices, business owners can take advantage of video conferencing solutions to make their employees - near and far - feel like a team.