Many companies are reporting that they are seeing fewer employees returning to work from their own home because they have chosen remote working. A number of factors are behind this trend and the most common being the convenience of working from a distance. However, there is also a psychological factor involved here as well. Let’s explore some of these possible reasons behind why employees are now returning to office but employers are now adopting remote working.
If you are a business owner, you will know that it takes much more effort for your staff to maintain the loyalty that they need when working from home. This is even truer for the entrepreneur or small business owner who may be operating in a fairly different niche from their competitors. The fact that it takes much more effort on the part of employees means that businesses are often more willing to pay employees better wages and conditions if they know that the employee has some other outside interests and/or skills at their disposal. This is why it can be so attractive for a business owner to hire someone working online from their home to run the company’s web presence.
Of course, no one will argue that it is a lot easier to hire people in their home country if they are highly skilled in the particular field that you are in. In that case, it is still possible for you to attract the best employees from overseas – just make sure that you tailor your hiring to suit them. Make sure that you are looking at their experience and skills as well as their English communication skills when considering them for positions in your company. After all, you are trying to hire individuals who will work well with others in your business as well as those of your competitors.
Another reason why so many employees are choosing to work online from home is because they don’t feel they are able to fully integrate themselves into the daily business of an office environment. Many individuals find the daily commute very inconvenient. It can also be time-consuming and costly. By working online from home, however, an individual can reap the benefits of the company’s ability to be more flexible in the hours that they operate but still be able to remain very close to their home life.
Of course, one reason why so many employees are returning to office but employers now employ more online workers is because of the increased efficiency that they present. Online businesses are able to use the Internet to provide faster services – which translates into more profit. Also, it is far less expensive to maintain a business online than it is to maintain one that is on a traditional basis. The costs associated with maintaining a traditional company often include high start-up costs, significant operational expenses, and expensive real estate. However, online businesses often only need to pay for their server, Internet connection, and other hardware when needed.
Another reason why so many employees are returning to office but employers now hire more online workers is because the competition for these positions is much greater than it was just a few short years ago. As technology continues to improve and develop, the ability to connect with potential clients and customers becomes easier, faster, and less costly. At the same time, an employer will no longer have to worry about dealing with an employee who does not have the necessary skills or qualifications for a particular position. These days, most any employee, regardless of education, work experience, or age can successfully complete online applications and fill out job forms.
Another advantage that employers find by having employees returning to office but employers now hire more online are that the company is not paying the same costs that they used to. One of the biggest costs associated with maintaining an office space is rented. When an individual owns their own home office, this cost can easily exceed several thousands of dollars per year. However, the cost of running an office online is significantly less than what is required to maintain an office space in a building. In addition, there are no additional utilities or insurance costs to consider. This factor alone can substantially reduce the cost of maintaining an office space.
Finally, many employees who are returning to office but employers now hire more online have the opportunity to grow and advance within their company. Many companies provide opportunities for advancement and increased pay as incentives for an employee to remain with their employer for an extended period of time. Online workplaces can even be combined with employee lounges and other employee perks to provide employees with a convenient yet productive way to enjoy retirement. If an employee wants a relatively hassle-free method of receiving unemployment and is willing to accept the flexibility offered by the Internet, then the Internet may be the perfect place for an individual to begin their search for a new position. As more individuals seek employment elsewhere due to the poor economy, more companies will look to fill available positions through online services.
Provided by Antonio Westley
Disclaimer: This article is meant to be seen as an overview of this subject and not a reflection of viewpoints or opinions as nothing is definitive. So, make sure to do your research and feel free to use this information at your own discretion.