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More employees are working from
home these days, which can benefit
both employees and their employers.
However, this change can present
unique risks to your remote
workers and your business.
Being prepared for these
possibilities can help
protect your organization.
Risks To Know
For Your
Remote
Workers
$11,000
is what the average employer
could save per remote worker
per year1
90% of business owners believe remote
employees pose a security risk
54%
99%
25%
of business owners think remote
employees are a greater security
risk than on-site employees2
of remote employees would like
to continue working remotely3
of companies surveyed plan to move
10% of their staff to permanent remote
positions after COVID-19
lower turnover rate in companies
that allow working remotely over
those that do not
25%
is what employees can
save annually by working
remotely 50% of the year1
~$2,500
to $4,000
1 globalworkplaceanalytics.com/telecommuting-statistics | 2 openvpn.net/remote-workforce-cybersecurity-quick-poll
3 review42.com/remote-work-statistics
Being injured or getting sick while working
Risk reduction strategies:
• 
Emphasize importance of ergonomics and good posture to reduce
risk of back injury/pain, carpal tunnel and other conditions.
• 
Encourage frequent breaks and other stress management techniques.
• 
Have staff follow COVID-19 guidelines.
• 
Maintain sufficient workers’ compensation insurance.
Damaged or stolen computer/other equipment
Risk reduction strategies:
• 
Have employees keep equipment locked when not in use.
• 
Institute automatic backup software to the company server or cloud.
• 
Maintain adequate insurance coverage for business assets.
• 
Make sure that assets are covered by your policy when employees
work remotely.
Cyberattacks and data breaches
Risk reduction strategies
• 
Have employees use an encrypted virtual private network (VPN).
• 
Maintain updated antivirus and firewall software on employees’ laptops.
• 
Express importance of strong passwords and changing them regularly
to employees.
• 
Keep computers locked/password-protected when not in use.
• 
Train employees to identify scams such as phishing attempts.
• 
Maintain technology errors and omissions insurance to protect your company
from liability.
Remote Worker Risks and Risk
Reduction Strategies

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Risks To Know For Your Remote Workers

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