According to a recent study on recent remote work statistics in The United States alone, 5 million employees work from home for at least half the week. More employees than ever before have now started working remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic but as more offices begin to reopen, many companies are still unsure about extending remote work opportunities into their business culture. While it’s so easy to understand why more and more employees want to work remotely from now on, many businesses are still not convinced.
In this article, we will explore the six benefits as to why you should be hiring remote workers to work for your company:
1. Reduces Overhead Costs:
Working remotely can reduce over head costs. Rent and offices leases per month, especially in New York can cost an enormous amount of money per month during economic downturns. There are also overhead costs that can add to your monthly expenses such as workers’ compensation insurance, furniture, cleaners and office supplies.
Compensating employees for their working space is unnecessary when they are working remotely.
2. Remote Workers Are More Productive:
Working from home can increase your businesses productivity because your employees are more productive at home. Employees are more focused on their work instead of being disturbed or sidetracked by their fellow employees in the office. Many employees enjoy working remotely and have also mentioned that the flexible schedule and ability to work from any location is the biggest benefit they could possibly get. According to some recent studies working from home can increase productivity by up to 50%.
3. You Can Hire Workers From Anywhere:
Hiring remote employees give you the chance to hire even more talented individuals, from any part of the United States or even globally around the world. Meanwhile, office-based employees are limited to the talent you can source within the local area where your office is located, or you then must pay for relocation expenses which often cost a lot of money. For those companies who are not located in big cities, this means the number of talented individuals you can hire is much lower and you will have a hard time competing for those candidates that enjoy being in the big city.
4. Reduces Costs For Workers:
While you’re getting a huge benefit and savings in remote working for your company, the same goes for your employees. They will save a lot more! They will save on gas, care insurance, maintenance, and food costs.
5. Saves Time For Workers:
Employees have a higher quality of life by cutting out long commutes to and from work every day. 14% of Americans, move just to live closet to their jobs and work. However, it’s not always the best decision as there are many factors to consider, such as extreme rental costs, the closer they are to the big city.
According to recent statics regarding remote working, they state that average remote worker saves between 2 and 5.5 hours a day from not commuting to work or having weekly onsite meetings which makes remote work appealing to a lot of potential employees.
6. Increases Worker Retention:
Having the ability to work from home increases your employee’s retention. The ability to avoid the commute is a big selling point to many current and potential employees.
If you’re interested in hiring the best talent for your organisation remotely – let our recruitment experts here at Supreme Staffing Group, assist you finding the best suited candidate to do the job remotely.