What did 2021 teach us about remote work? With the rapid digitisation of our workforce in the last two years, there has been a shift in the way companies view remote work. As they switch to more flexible work policies and increased employee mobility, some interesting statistics have emerged. Not yet sure if remote work is for your business? Read on.
Offering remote work shows your employees that they’re trusted and valued. In doing so, they’ll repay you with loyalty, not only mitigating high employee turnover costs but promoting team culture, productivity and innovation.
Salary can only get you so far. Offering workplace flexibility and opportunities to travel while working ensures a clear advantage in an increasingly competitive market.
Employee referrals are good for business. With reduced recruiting costs and lower turnover rates, we know that employee referrals play a significant role in effective recruitment strategies.
While it’s not a strategy to underpay people, sometimes people value workplace freedoms over money.
Adding to this, according to FlexJobs, up to 21% of employees would give up some vacation time for the same benefits.
It’s difficult to argue with statistics like that — remote work is popular and workers want it to stay.
Organisations are acknowledging the many benefits of workplace flexibility and are viewing it as a key business strategy as a result.
Overwhelmingly, employers also saw increased productivity when offering their employees an opportunity to work off-site.
What could be more valuable than a happy workforce? It’s more productive, nurtures innovation and creativity and facilitates improved company culture.
Commuting costs, clothing and team lunches are just the beginning. A more flexible workforce can go as far as determining where people live.
It was found that this is because working off-site is better for their overall sense of belonging.
Adding to that, a different study suggests that remote work allowed 83% of employees with a disability to pursue their profession of choice.
Increased workplace mobility promotes inclusion in your workforce. Widen the talent pool and recruit and retain only the best.
And a benefit it is. Increased workplace diversity benefits innovation, facilitates inclusion, broadens skill sets and promotes better awareness.
Are you now ready to adopt a flexible work policy? WorkMotion specialises in onboarding talent from wherever they choose to live. This facilitates the best remote-first or hybrid work policies that are fit for purpose and compliant. Our WorkFlex solution allows your team to temporarily work from abroad, all in compliance with destination laws. Create a no-risk flexible work policy today and become an employer of choice in 2022.
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