Remote working: How Coronavirus has changed the way we work
Although the number of people working remotely across Europe was increasing anyway, the on-going COVID-19 pandemic may have forced your company to focus on remote hiring and working from home for the foreseeable future. Remote work has seen particularly dramatic change. In surveys, 72% of executives say that their organisations have started adopting permanent remote-working models. Similarly, 70% of employees say that being able to work from home for at least part of the week is a top criterion in selecting their next job.
Many businesses, small or large are already seeing the advantages of a remote workforce and are reporting the following benefits:
- Less commuting time.
- Greater flexibility.
- Better work–life balance.
- Higher productivity.
- Increased motivation.
- Reduced staff turnover.
- Reduced need for office space.
Seeing these benefits, we think remote working is here to stay, and while the idea isn’t a new one, the technology is now available to make it much easier and cheaper to do it successfully. According to some sources, 50% of the UK workforce will be working from home or out of office within the next few years.