Nowadays the word “remote” we hear from everywhere and step by step it rapidly changes the nature of work. But not everyone understands what does it really mean. So let’s dive in and find out all about the remote and ist future.
In general, the remote employee is fixed in the staff, performs the standard work plan and works on a fixed schedule. Also, it gives the opportunity to work outside the office several days a week from multiple locations, such as home, cafe, etc, it depends on the place, where people feel at ease.
Numerous studies have outlined the benefits of working remotely, including less stress, a reduced attrition rate, increased productivity, and more. The flexibility benefit, in particular, is key–but there’s something more. Gallup research shows that employees are 43 percent less likely to experience burnout when given a choice how and when accomplish their tasks.
The very nature of work is rapidly changing, and companies are scrambling to keep up. The study conducted by Upwork among more than 1,000 hiring decision-makers shows how prevalent remote work is becoming:
- More than 63 percent of companies now have remote workers.
- 48 percent of companies use freelancers (in compare with 20 years ago), while work done by freelancers increased 168 percent
Moreover, according to Buffer, 90 percent of current remote workers plan on working remotely for the rest of their careers. Because of this increasingly popular trend, some refuse to accept an onsite position, knowing they can find more convenient offers.
Of course, working remotely isn’t without its challenges. It requires a completely different mindset than working in a traditional office, side-by-side with co-workers. But still, a large number of foreign and Ukrainian employers face the benefits of hiring remote workers, it opens them the new way to success and company growth, and give them understanding that remote is the way of future.