Many people work from home, a café, or even parks, which shows that this type of employment is slowly becoming the norm. Eventually, who would choose to work in the office if they can work remotely? But what are the benefits of such work?
As always, or almost always, it is money that decides. Such advantages include the resignation from renting costly offices, no expenditure on fuel or public transport. The lack of necessity to commute also means extra time for work.
What is more, neither do companies bear the costs of the staff training and implementation of a new employee to work, or the loss of personnel. To some other possible benefits belong the access to “global human resources” or the possible higher productivity of the remote professional due to better motivation to work.
In order not to be groundless, here goes some data (according to flexjobs.com, rd.org, wrike.com):
- The number of job offers increased by 26% in 2014 compared to 2013 (USA market) and within eight years (2005-2013) this number increased by over 800%;
- 79% of employees want to work from home or at least partially from home;
- To get a job from home, 64% of people would sacrifice “something,” most often company benefits. They would also endure shortening of their holidays (21.8%), reduction of salary and/or resignation from an increase (22.9%). At the same time, a significant number of people would resign from social networking sites (34%), or agree to longer working hours (17.9%);
- 65% of employees feel more productive at home,
- Remote workers are experiencing a 25% decline in stress;
- People working from home are sometimes more generously rewarded than their office colleagues;
- Working from home saves 41% more time.
Still, however, few companies choose this form of employment. Some of those few which currently propose such the form of cooperation with an employee are listed below:
An American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services.
A global digital industrial company. The Company’s products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, and oil and gas production equipment to medical imaging, financing and industrial products. The Company’s segments include Power, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation, Energy Connections & Lighting, and Capital.
A Canada-based provider of news and information for professional markets. The Company is organized in three business units: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. The Financial & Risk unit is a provider of critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
An American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries. *The Company operates through five segments: Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services (GBS), Technology Services & Cloud Platforms, Systems and Global Financing.
An American cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Though its revenue comes from a customer relationship management (CRM) product, Salesforce also capitalizes on commercial applications of social networking through acquisition.
A multinational computer technology company based in Round Rock, Texas and, along with Dell EMC, is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, one of the largest technology companies in the world with 138,000 employees. Dell manufactures, sells, repairs, and supports personal computers (PCs), servers, data storage devices, network switches, computer software, computer peripherals, high-definition televisions, cameras, printers, and electronics built by other manufacturers.
A comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise.
An American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.