Monitor telecommuters by requesting a 10/5 report — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
You can’t watch home-based employees at work, but at least you can ask for a summary of what they’re doing. A helpful format is a 10/5 report: a short memo that takes no longer than 10 minutes to write and 5 minutes, tops, to read. Request these summaries every day or every week so that you can tell at a glance what telecommuters are up to.
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