The upfront cost of equipment is deceiving. When you factor in the cost of admin, maintenance, assessments and more, you are likely spending £100s or £1000s more.
Time is money. Every hour your People Operations Manager (or equivalent) spends organising equipment deliveries for new hires, or collections for leavers, costs you.
Under UK H&S regulations, you are required to do Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments for all home and office workers.
Many assessment providers charge a flat fee per assessment (e.g. £10) but incorporate add-on fees into their pricing models (e.g. for things like training).
You are also legally required to ensure all the equipment your remote workers use is maintained so that it is safe to use.
When your teams are dispersed, there are additional challenges with organising maintenance: diagnosing issues remotely, organising call outs to multiple addresses etc.
It is not economical to wear equipment to the ground due to increase in downtime and productivity loss over time. You may need to replace equipment during an employee’s tenure to maintain optimal productivity.
Compare the average employee tenure with recommended replacement cycles. You may need to replace hardware mid-tenure.
Leaver admin is more complicated when employees are remote. Retrieving and storing company-owned laptops and equipment is costly when employees are spread across the country/world.
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