The days of Pajamas & Laptops may be here to stay. So is this bad news for employers or something we need to embrace?
Thanks to the pandemic, we have a once-in-a-lifetime reset on the way we work. After a forced evacuation from workplaces in March of 2020, 50% of employees now say they don’t want to go back to the office full time. We have tasted freedom — freedom from commutes, freedom from mandated “face time” at the office hours and too much air travel for work.
Entrepreneur.com has outlined a few reasons how working remotely can benefit employers and employees:
Each remote worker saves their employer an average of $10,000 a year on workspace and related expenses.
Employers can tap into talent anywhere around the world since their workforce isn’t location-dependent. Diversity — which many companies regard as an asset to their workforce — can also grow more easily.
Better morale among employees with less turnover, lower absenteeism and greater engagement is a likely outcome, even with part-time work from home allowances. Flexible scheduling is a high priority for most employees, and remote work enables it.
Higher productivity has been repeatedly cited by professionals who work remotely.
As an economic development tool, it can help attract new residents to struggling rural communities where living costs are low.
Remote work can make an organization’s personnel more inclusive by enabling people with certain disabilities or chronic illness to participate.
With so many potential benefits, remote work is something that should be seriously considered by employers and job seekers alike!