Remote work is becoming more popular, especially in the tech industry. Especially post-COVID-19 pandemic, 26% of United States workers are working remotely, and the number is set to surge to 6.2 million remote American workers by 2025. This is because more companies hire remote workers. More so, as companies like Google and Facebook make headlines for their remote work policies, it’s not hard to see why.
Remote employees offer a lot of benefits for both employers and employees. They can make a company more productive and cost-effective, help create a better team culture, boost morale among those working remotely—and those who aren’t—and give companies access to the talent they might not have otherwise accessed because of location restrictions.
Filling the skills gap
Remote employees bring their skill set to the table, no matter where they are. More so, remote employees are just as capable of doing the job as their in-office counterparts.
The skills they bring to the table will be just as valuable, and they’re motivated to do their best work so that you can reap all the benefits of hiring remote workers.
Remote employees are also more productive than in-office employees because they don’t have to waste time traveling back and forth from home or work every day. Instead, they spend more time being productive at either location – or both!
You can hire people from anywhere in the world.
Companies that hire remote workers are not limited to one region but can employ people from anywhere globally. This is the main advantage of hiring remote employees, and it’s a big one.
If a candidate has the right skills, experience, and attitude, it doesn’t matter where they live physically. You can find talented people worldwide, giving you more options when looking for your next employee.
It’s easy to get a remote team together (as you save time)
Besides, a remote worker can be spared the dreaded traffic jams; companies can hire great people who reside far away.
It’s also easier for remote workers because they do not need to meet in person – you can communicate via phone and video instead! That means no more scheduling meetings at 9 a.m. on Mondays because it’s “lunch hour” downtown; instead, everyone meets over lunchtime when convenient for them (and this might even mean fewer distractions during these meetings).
Hiring remotely saves you money.
The first significant benefit of hiring remotely is that you don’t need to pay for office space. If you have an employee in the same town as your business, they could work out of their home or rent a small office space.
Especially with the average office rental in New York being $76.34 per square foot, that is a massive saving for the company. Besides, if they’re working remotely, there’s no need to rent additional rooms or equipment–they can do everything right from their laptop! Plus, with no office space, other savings include no need for a security guard or a cleaning service.
Having remote employees is suitable for team culture and communication
If you’re thinking about hiring remote workers, here are some of the benefits:
- They’re more likely to be loyal. A study by Gallup found that “loyalty and engagement among employees who work remotely are on par with those who work in an office.” Your company can save money on recruitment costs because it will take less time for you to find a good fit for each position (and keep them).
- They’re more likely to be productive and engaged at work than their in-office counterparts. A study from Stanford found that employees who work from home were 13% more effective than those who work at an office!
Remote work is beneficial for everyone involved.
Remote work is beneficial for everyone involved. For one thing, it saves money. You don’t have to pay your employees a commute or relocation fee; you can also save on office space. When you hire remote workers, your company will also see increased productivity and creativity because of fewer distractions.
Your team members can focus on the task without worrying about things like office politics or gossip from co-workers who aren’t directly involved in their project(s).
Additionally, if your company has offices worldwide (like ours!), hiring remote employees opens up a larger pool of talented candidates who might not otherwise be available simply due to geographic constraints or immigration status issues that prevent them from working locally.*
The bottom line about the benefits of hiring remote workers
You can access a wide range of talent and experience when you hire remotely. You can also use the time that would usually be spent in an office meeting to work on something else or spend time with your family.
Remote work is beneficial for everyone involved: the company gets more efficient and productive employees who enjoy their jobs more because they’re not spending hours commuting each day; workers get peace of mind knowing they won’t have to travel long distances or relocate when they accept remote positions; and families know that their loved ones aren’t far away from home anymore.