When the pandemic started back in March 2020, we had no clue on its duration or how life would occur during the following months. But as things kept going and companies understood that they needed to be totally remote to remain to do business, everything went greater than expected.
Now we are seeing a backward movement, companies are starting to ask employees to come back to their office twice or three times a week, and some of them moved across the United States to other states or countries. The outcome of all of this coming-back-to-office strategy is rising unhappiness and higher costs for both companies and employees.
So these points below will show you why you should remain remote forever in your company
#1 – Easier onboarding of remote candidates
As candidates don’t need to switch routines, addresses, and timezone, onboarding is quite easier.
If your company allows the BYOD policy (bring your own device), you will have a candidate set up for the company since he gets the agreement signed and requirements passed by his supervisor.
If your company uses specific hardware and software that is strictly confidential, you can send your employee a box with all of the company’s swag and tech stuff, making them feel comfortable since Day 0.
#2 – Broader access to candidates worldwide
Not having any geographical boundaries will allow your company to retain and hire more employees around the world.
During the pandemic, people are becoming more selective about which jobs they will take. They are thinking about contributing less traffic, expanding their international experiences, and receiving payments in other currencies than their local ones.
#3 – Happier employees
According to a survey run by Owl Labs and Inc.com where over 1,200 were interviewed, 22% more people between ages 22 and 65 were happier working remotely than people who never worked remotely in their life.
The reasons candidates prefer and/or chose why they chose to work remotely were:
- work-life balance (91%),
- increased productivity/better focus (79%),
- less stress (78%), and
- avoid a commute (78%).
How is your company adapting to this new remote culture? Let us know here in the comments!
PS: Thanks Natasha Andreil for reviewing our article