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.
It’s critical to establish and enforce realistic (and legal) limitations on employees’ use of their own computers, tablets, smartphones, email, social media accounts and other forms of technology — whether they’re used in the workplace, on the road or at home....Click here to find out more.