"Boss, I must stay home to look after my sick baby today. I cannot go to work today. I had to take urgent leave."
"Boss, I have to take unpaid leave today. My baby is sick."
Boss: "You have taken so many urgent leave for this month!"
Calling up the office, telling the boss that you are not able to go to work on that day is a common scenario especially for employees with small babies. Many times, babies are sick and need the urgent need of the parents to take good care of them. Employees who have not had enough annual leave will have to take unpaid leave to take care of the babies.
However, the story would be different if employees can have a chance to bring their work to home and then to work at home. For example in the above case, the employees can do some work at home when the baby fell asleep. In fact, this is something that is not new. It is happening to some employees now. Some companies are practising this -- have some of their capable employees to work at home so that they can attend to family matters such as sick babies, sick parents and so on.
Having employees to work independently at home require lots of trust from the employer. Employer has to trust their employees to be working wholeheartedly for the company. Most of the time, to know whether the employees are working hard for the company a not at home, the employer only has results to be able to know. This might not be enough. Luckily, there is Employee Monitoring Software
now to help employer monitor their employee. Employee Monitoring Software
is a software that employer can download for free now. Employee Monitoring Software
can show how long employees are working on the computer. It can monitor not only one employee, but many employee at a time. What's more, it will help to record the working hours of the employees. In other words, Employee Monitoring Software will help keep a virtual eye on remote staff. There are just many things the software can help the employer. I would recommend all home office users to this great software.