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Is remote working the way of the future?

Increasingly, working from home isn’t something that’s limited to you waiting for the boiler man to come around, you’re feeling a little under the weather or your boss is on leave. With today’s technology, ever-growing app market, and forward-thinking leaders, remote working is becoming the norm. And with static property costs, travel expenses and general office upkeep being high, it is also beneficial for companies and workers

So what exactly is driving this surge towards remote working? Well according to the job board remote.com there are three main areas:

Millennials and Generation Z want flexibility

Employees new to the job force want flexibility. And why shouldn’t they have it? After all, research shows that remote workers are more productive than in-office workers. Specifically, most millennials (64%) are interested in finding jobs that allow them to work from home. As for employee retention, 82% of millennials say they would remain more loyal to their employers if they had this kind of remote flexibility.

And as Millennials are increasingly becoming decision makers, this is only set to continue.

Accessibility for Clients

There are quite a few perks to being a remote worker, but don’t think the advantages go one way. Attaining services from a remote company is something that is becoming popular for clients because of accessibility.

With a remote team, a company often has employees working around the clock. Thanks to having different team members in different time zones, access to customer service becomes much more attainable for clients. Long gone are the days of having to hire locally. Clients no longer must be reliant on whatever company is in their thirty-minute radius but can instead find the best and the most accessible company for their needs anywhere around the globe.

Technology & App Growth

When it comes to technology, if you blink, you miss it. It’s growing, and it’s growing fast. Work applications are a huge part of that growth, and for remote workers, the list of productivity tools just keeps getting longer. Most of them are free!

Maintaining a remote team is often more affordable than managing an in-office team, which also becomes a huge part of the equation for new business owners and those wanting to cut costs.

Top-Tier Recruiting

The standout employees in any industry are not to be found in one city. Rather, you’ll find the top employees scattered across the world. Thanks to remote working, companies can employ these talented workers no matter where their headquarters is located.

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