The coronavirus pandemic set into motion a shift to remote and hybrid work that is helping to reshape the landscape of the American workplace. Remote work opportunities across the country leapt from under 4% of all jobs before the pandemic to about 9% at the end of 2020, to more than 15% today.
One major difference between working from home and working in an office is that each employee is responsible for the safety and security of his or her at-home office. Each year, the second full week of January is designated as Home Office Safety and Security Week, a time to encourage remote workers to evaluate the security of their respective work environments.
Some recommended best practices include:
Looking forward, signs indicate that hybrid and remote work environments will remain the new norm of the workforce. By implementing these tips, you can help ensure that you maintain a safe and secure workplace when working from home. For more information on telework best practices including a handy safety checklist, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s informational website.
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