Remote work started as a trend, but now, it’s pretty clear it’s here to stay. As the world becomes more capable of handling remote work and doing it well, the benefits of hiring remote workers has far outweighed the disadvantages. Here are some ways that hiring remote workers can help your business.
It Helps Operations
Remote workers can improve your business’ overalls operations and effectiveness in several ways.
Firstly, you may be struggling to fill a position with local talent. With remote workers, you have no restrictions. When you widen your search, you can cover niches in your business with remote employees and get the benefits of those skills.
Also, remote workers are more productive, though that’s often hard to believe. Not only are remote workers less distracted by colleagues, office visitors, and more, they are more likely to work overtime than in-office workers. Their productivity translates into more productivity for you -- and more work done in less time.
What’s also surprising is that there’s actually less turnover with remote workers. Though company culture is usually the strongest path to company loyalty, remote workers are often happy with their jobs. The setup is so convenient and preferable to them that they often stay longer in their remote positions.
It Helps Your Budget
Hiring remote workers can also drastically lower your operating costs, leaving your budget more open for other important expenses and growth.
When a percentage or all of your team is remote, you require much less office space. When you add more remote workers to your team, you don’t need to expand your offices either; they can stay exactly the same.
Similarly, hiring remote workers means you don’t need to buy additional workstations or computers. This allows you to grow your team without having to continuously spend on them.
Because remote workers aren’t physically around, their benefits packages are significantly smaller or nonexistent, saving you money there as well. Your company will also save on retreats, outings, and other company gatherings.
It Helps Your Workers
Finally, remote work is actually great for the workers themselves too. It’s no surprise that remote work has become popular as technology has improved, and more than that, stuck around.
One of the biggest benefits of remote work is better work-life balance. Remote workers primarily work from home, allowing them to spend more time with family, keep flexible hours, and take longer vacations than in-office workers.
A huge benefit of remote work is the lack of commute. Commutes are a principal stressor for working adults, cutting into their free time and affecting their moods. Working from home minimizes this wasted time and provides relief.
Just like your business spends less, your remote workers spend less: on travel, food, clothes, and more. Working remotely means they can save and spend their salary on more valuable things.
Start Hiring Remote
Interested in taking advantage of the benefits of remote workers? S-FX can help you find them. Reach out and we can connect you with qualified remote workers that fit what you’re looking for.