Remote Working in 2020.
According to Flexjobs, Remote Working has increased by 91% in the last 10 years. It has also been said that half of the workforce will be remote this year. This trend has been ongoing in almost every industry. Whether an employee works 1 or all 5 days from home, we don’t see this trend slowing down any time soon.
Most employers have some reservations regarding remote work. As this is non-traditional way of working. However, with more and more people working remotely, you can see that working from home doesn’t stop office production. It increases it.
Companies can reap a lot of benefits from remote workers as they can reduce overhead costs. They don’t require as much office space. They are able to also expand rapidly as they can get remote workers across the US and even globally.
The biggest aspect we see with remote work is that there are so many available to employees right now. Jump on LinkedIn and you can see that almost 1/3 will be remote job openings. This is very appealing to candidates and with the tight labor market, you as a company may want to pay close attention to this.
The biggest downside would be the loss of engagement some feel when they are working remotely. However, with the technology available now, it is just so much easier to connect with your workers. You are able to video chat from anywhere, chat and even We-Work places to make you feel like you are in an office. These advances have allowed remote work to actually WORK!
Keeping your employees happy will be a main priority for companies. Remote work does that. It allows your workers to get their job done and gives them the opportunity to have a work life balance. These employees don’t have to endure a long commute while sitting in traffic. This extra time gives more hours in a workday as well as starting the day on a positive note.
Remote work can be a scary thing, but it has a lot of positives and we are excited to see what happens in 2020.
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