Once upon a time, remote workers were seen as people who sit in their pajamas on the couch, half-working from their laptop while watching TV. Today, teleworking has reached a peak with more than 37% of workers saying that they have telecommuted, and 24% of workers telecommute more than 10 days per month. One thing those workers agree on is that they are more productive working from home.
Technology has empowered many workers to be more productive at their jobs. In a world that is constantly innovating, the workforce embraces new technology and new trends to find ways to better their experience, whether it’s with cloud-based applications, mobile devices or other breakthrough technology. All of this technology has led to our ability to work from anywhere with the same, or even more, productivity as if we were in a shared office.
Remote workers thrive compared to those who work from a shared office every day, and here are at least five good reasons why.
Teleworking or remote working holds many benefits for organizations and employees, and it’s the direction many businesses are taking in an effort to reduce costs and empower employees. When more employees work from home, companies save money on office space and potentially gain more of employees’ time and productivity.
Video interviewing helps fill in gaps with remote workers by keeping personal connections alive through video. Candidates interviewing for remote work positions no longer have to visit an office to interview because advances in technology allow hiring managers to successfully interview via video, saving the company time and money in the long run. These advances make it easy for remote workers to stay connected with the company and their colleagues from the comfort of their home so that companies save money. Win, win.