How Remote Working Can Benefit Your Business
Remote working is fast becoming the world’s most popular form of employment. Research conducted by the IDC and published by Sage Pay, suggests that already over a third of the world’s workforce has gone remote: that’s around 1.3 billion people.
Some of the world’s highest-earning companies are currently investing in remote workings; including Apple, Dell, Microsoft and American Express.
Remote working has been proven to increase productivity levels in some employees. With fewer workplace distractions such as office chats and general background noise, remote workers are more likely to complete set tasks.
Give your Employees a Better Work/Life Balance
Offering remote working to your employees could make them happier workers. Being able to work from where they want, at a time that suits them, is an attractive prospect to today’s workforce.
Having a better work/life balance was cited as the top benefit of remote working in a survey Microsoft conducted with their employees. Around 60% of respondents preferred remote working because it gave them more time to spend with their family and children, thus making them happier workers overall.
Cut out the Commute
By allowing employees to work remotely, they can cut out their dreaded daily commute. Without the need to commute, employees not only save money on travelling expenses, but also start work much happier and more relaxed as a result.
This could also help your business save money on employee salaries, as research from one Arise study showed that around 25% of today’s workforce would be willing to take a lower salary if they could avoid commuting.
Save Your Business Money
By reducing the amount of employees you have working in the office at any one time, your business could save money on workplace maintenance bills.
Maintaining a fully staffed office can cost a business on average: £6000 a year, per head. You could save a lot of money by cutting down on the amount of people using electricity, gas, and water in your workplace.