Part-time work from home pros and cons | Parallels Insights

What is part-time work from home?

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Part-time work from home is a flexible work arrangement model where employees use their home as a working base with the freedom to schedule their working hours. In today’s tech era, with the advent of improved communication technologies, such as cloud computing and virtualization, there are fewer constraints, and employees can work from anywhere.

This phenomenon has opened a range of benefits for both employee and employer. The fundamental cause of success and popularity behind this model is that it provides the desired work-life balance for employees. The productivity for the employer or the business increases when they have happier employees. Also, by allowing employees to work part-time from home, a business can save infrastructure and utility expenses.

On the other hand, employees can save on commuting expenses and time. Moreover, this model allows employers to reach a geographically wider pool of talent across the globe.

Benefits of working from home

When set up properly, working from home has many benefits for both employers and employees:

Challenges with part-time work from home!

With part-time work from home being a trend, there are not many arguments against it. However, there are a few common concerns, which businesses should try to deal with before jumping into this option. One of the main concerns is the difficulty in managing remote workers and their work as there won’t be any direct supervision. Any communication or access issues to the company application tools and software for remote work can cause a sense of isolation for the employees. Data security is another area of concern when company mission-critical applications are hosted in the Cloud for remote access. In this regard, the virtualization of applications and desktop environments creates easier and safer ways of remote access without the chance of critical data being compromised. However, not every virtualization solution is feature-rich, cost-effective, and easy to install.

Security Risks of offering work from home

Working from home raises serious security concerns, such as:

How Parallels RAS increases productivity!

Parallels® Remote Application System (RAS) is a virtualization solution that can deliver mission-critical virtual applications and desktop environments to end-user devices anywhere in the world. It can boost ROI for companies that opt for part-time work, or the work-from-home model for their employees. With its modern data security and access control features, Parallels RAS proves to be an ideal choice for organizations to power up their hundreds of virtual desktops and applications.

Get an idea about how Parallels RAS can enable part-time work from home. Download your 30-day trial today!


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