Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak having a remote workforce was not a necessity for most businesses. According to statistics, only 41% of the world’s businesses had the capacity for a remote workforce prior to the outbreak. Now the companies that did not have the capacity are scrambling to build out the necessary infrastructure while at the same time competing with each other for the limited availability of hardware and skilled technicians.
The good news is that there are a lot of advantages to having a remote workforce, even after we are able to get back to our normal lives.
- Advantages to your business: There are many advantages in utilizing a remote workforce. According to a recent study, 85% of companies said that their overall productivity has improved and 90% of employees said that working remotely has increased company morale.
- Improves Talent Acquisition: In today’s competitive workforce it is hard to find and retain the top talent. Over 33% of professionals say they would take a remote position over a better job title and over 75% responded that it is the best non-monetary means to keep talented employees.
- Increase Job Satisfaction: 57% of employees said that working remotely would make them more satisfied with their work and 80% say that it reduces their overall stress levels.
- Lower Overhead Costs: 77% of those interviewed during the study said that having remote employees has reduced their operating costs. Saving money on office space, electricity, insurance, etc.
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