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More storms, coupled with a cold snap are on the way for the UK, which makes working from home an absolute must.

If you have the benefit of being able to work remotely, and have decided to work from home,then it’s worth giving some real thought to which day is best to be out of the office – maybe start off with one day a week at first and then take it from there.

With that in mind, is it better to take a long weekend away from the office, by working from home on a Monday or a Friday, or break up the week with work from home Wednesday?

And have you even considered that Tuesday is the worst day of the week?

Let’s try and work out which day is best for you to work from home.

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The first Monday in February is said to be the biggest sick day of the year, as employees enjoy their first weekend of freedom after the relative constraints of Dry January – remember, if you’ve had one too many the night before you might still be over the drink drive limit the following¬† morning. If you’re in any doubt, you should work from home and conduct any meetings via conference call.

If you’re an employer, do you know how much sick days are costing your business each year?

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Working from home has always been seen as a great way to help improve the work/life balance of employees, but not all jobs – or all employees for that matter – are suitable for remote working.

So it’s interesting to see that Channel 4 is introducing agile working as part of its employment policy from January next year.

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As a business owner, you’ll be keen to attract and retain the best talent, and offering employees the chance to work from home is a good way to go about it – not only will your people appreciate the flexibility, it could actually increase productivity.

But before you offer staff the chance to work remotely, you need to make sure it’s right for your business and ease your way into it – here’s how…

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