In the aftermath of COVID-19, many employers are considering a permanent remote team. One reason is because 42% of workers who are currently working from home say they will look a new job if their company doesn’t give them a long-term remote option.
Besides being a personal preference of many employees, transitioning to a fully remote work environment carries notable benefits for your company. These are some of the reasons you may want to consider making the switch.
You Can Save Money
Renting an office isn’t cheap, especially when your company is based in a high-cost city area. Skipping the lease in favor of a dispersed team can represent major savings on your part.
Besides the cost of a lease, you can expect to save money on heat and power, Wi-Fi, office supplies, cleaning services, and other amenities associated with housing a team of workers five or more days a week.
It Encourages Work/Life Balance
With a reported 52% of workers experiencing burnout in 2021, mental health and work/life balance are a prerogative of many employers today. A permanent remote team has a better chance at building a work/life balance.
The opportunity to work remotely has some benefits that may help to alleviate work-related stress on employees. Working from home removes the need for a commute. This allows workers more time to do chores and be with their families.
Employees May Be More Productive
Some employers have concerns about employees being able to stay on track and focused while working from home. However, remote work can be less distracting than going into a bustling, busy office for many professionals.
There’s data to back up the idea that working remotely can make your employees more productive. One study that measured the performance of 16,000 workers found that working from home resulted in 13% higher productivity compared to working in the office.
ABBTECH Can Help You Build Your Team
When your business is looking to build up your remote team, ABBTECH is a great strategic talent partner. We are a leading IT staffing agency with the tools to recruit qualified tech contractors for your open positions. Many candidates are looking for that remote work option.
Connect with ABBTECH today to start discovering skilled IT workers who will fit your team’s needs and help your company achieve its goals.