first_imgAvaya pilots remote working scheme in bid to save cashOn 23 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Telecoms firm Avaya is hoping to save up to £3.5m a year if a pilot schemeis successful which enables staff to work from home using new technology . Mike Young, HR director at Avaya, said remote working is a big part of thecompany’s plans and it is trialling a new Virtual Private Network system thatlets staff check e-mails and log on to the corporate network securely fromtheir home computers. The system has a fixed cost for internet connection, which could bringsavings of around £3,500 for each of its 1,000 remote workers. The technology, which runs various types of data such as telephone calls ande-mails across a single line, is being piloted by 40 employees. In a separate initiative, Avaya is seeking potential leaders through aninformal process of asking staff to provide innovative ideas. Staff identifiedas having leadership potential were invited to an event featuring aninspirational speaker to encourage them to make the most of their talents. Young said the leadership scheme is ongoing and is helping the firm developthe next generation of senior mangers and create an employer brand. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more