There's a new state-sponsored program for Twin Cities area employers to foster teleworking. It's called eWorkPlace, and it's got some real potential to help businesses allow their employees to work from home. This can save businesses money, increase employee productivity and retention, and save workers from unnecessary transportation time. Teleworking also has great benefits for the community at large: by reducing unnecessary trips, we reduce congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.
For a limited time, eWorkPlace will be providing free consultation services to local employers, including on-site training, e-learning, IT advice and troubleshooting. The program also offers customizable tools for policies, implementation advice and metrics for measuring success.
The initiative is holding a breakfast informational meeting on July 28th, 8:30-11am at the Humphrey Center, 301 19th Ave S.