More and more employees all over the world wish to work remotely from their homes. They long for flexibility of working outside the office, at least part times. The good news is that most office jobs today allow for this shift to remote work. Yet, companies are still reluctant to the idea. Given the present circumstances, with the whole world being in quarantine due to the COVID-19 epidemic, people are forced to work from home. Companies worldwide had little to no choice but to agree with their employees work from home during this time.
Will the Global Event Change How Companies See Remote Work?
And most importantly, will this shift to working from home continue after the end of the quarantine time? Is remote work sustainable for both parties, the companies and employees, on the long run? We believe that this unprecedented remote work “experiment” will change the workplace in the years to come and more and more companies will embrace the idea of remote work and employees working from home.
Here are a few strong positives of remote working employees, companies could consider.
The Benefits of Remote Working Employees for Companies
1. More Potential Employees
The undoubtedly biggest advantage companies have is that they can hire remote work employees from all over the world. This implies choosing from a wider list of potential candidates and hiring the very best for the position, indifferent of their location. Hiring remote work gives companies the ability to widen their recruitment area and not settle for the city or area the company is located in.
2. Increased Productivity
When you give your employees to complete daily tasks they are more productive and focused. This is the exact opposite of set office working hours, where the quality of time spent at the office is not directly correlated to the productivity of the employee.
3. Happier Employees
People love their freedom and spare time is scarce. The ability to save at least a few hours a day with commuting and flexible work hours from home to get the job done equals happier employees. It’s a win-win situation.