“Working from home” used to seem like a too-good-to-be-true gig for get rich quick scam artists, but with the internet in homes across the globe, it isn’t just people on the fringes who work remotely. Sixty-three percent of companies say that they employ people who work offsite and that number is on the rise. It’s becoming almost a necessity for an employer to offer remote work options in order to attract top talent. Hiring managers are leaning into this movement, with a significant number of them saying they believe that most employees will primarily work from home within the next decade.
Employers are feeling the crunch when it comes to remote work. Many are scrambling to develop remote work policies that will be advantageous to their companies while several have yet to adopt tools for remote work that will allow their employees to work effectively, like a Video Conference API and a project management system that accommodates new procedures.
Candidates searching for work in the age of remote work should be aware of these changes, too. Workers have some leveraging power when it comes to remote work and can push for greater job flexibility as the option becomes normalized across a broad range of industries.
With the majority of companies in the United States allowing employees to work offsite, remote work is poised to change both company policies and the recruiting process.
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