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Working from home works for many

It’s never been easier for Canadian workers to work remotely. But 43% don’t know how to raise the topic with their employer. Here’s how you can get the conversation started.

Have a game plan

Do your research and find a good time to have a sit-down meeting with your supervisor. You want their full attention.

Money talks

Studies show that there are many savings that can be realized by having staff work from home occasionally. Show her/him that this can have an impact on the company’s bottom line.

Know who you’re talking to

How you raise the issue is just as important as what you’re saying. Tailor your pitch for the right person to make a compelling argument.

It’s business

Everyone has personal reasons for wanting to work from home (family, pets, etc.), but remember your boss is running a business, so make it a business case, not personal.