Do you have employees who work from home or at an offsite location? If so, you may want to consider paying for all or part of their heating and cooling needs, especially if they are using company-owned equipment.
Though this is one aspect of having workers who aren’t at the office regularly (or at all) that businesses have traditionally not considered, it’s something that’s beginning to become a thought. After all, many organizations are now outsourcing or hiring persons who live in a location that isn’t close to the corporate office.
What are the benefits or advantages to paying for offsite employees’ heating or cooling either entirely or somewhat? First of all, it will enable you to ensure that a company-purchased laptop, tablet, desktop and/or server is housed in temperatures that are conducive to it working properly.
Secondly, having your employees work in a comfortable environment will increase their productivity levels. Thus, if your offsite workers can feel physically relaxed, there’s much more likelihood that they’ll be focusing on the job, rather than their discomfort.
Finally, it’s a nice value-added piece when recruiting new hires. Even if you simply give a “chit” toward heating and cooling costs for the area of their home, apartment or other facility, that they’ll be using as an office, it will make your organization appear more progressive and understanding.
Again, it’s up to your corporation to decide what’s right for you in terms of investing in your offsite employees. However, if your employees work in the central Pennsylvania region (e.g., Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Hershey, New Cumberland, Middletown) and you’d like to discuss their home office heating or cooling options, feel free to give the professionals at SECCO a call.