It is a truth universally acknowledged that bad hires can be catastrophic for your company. Therefore it is important to gauge whether or not your workers will work well within your company structure. This is even more important when considering remote working templates. But how can you tell whether your employees will thrive in a remote environment?
Remote working has increased immensely over the past few years. The number of remote workers has grown at rocket speed to a whopping 115 %! In accordance with the report filed by the Global Workplace Analytics, remote work has nearly doubled since 2005. This is largely due to workers having to work from home during the pandemic. While experiencing the perks of working from home, many workers do not want to return to the office full-time. Almost 74 % of the office goers in Europe say that they are more likely to choose their job based on the employer's remote working policy. Furthermore, the benefits of remote working aren't only limited to the flexibility it offers- it also provides benefits for different businesses. In this blog we will be broadly discussing some of the benefits as well as the challenges faced by remote working.
The key to a company’s success is its ability to recruit and retain the best talent. Boosting employee experience, helping employees advance in their careers, and investing in their future prospects within the company should be top priorities.
I wanted to share a tiny piece about where we are at Wurkr from a personal perspective in case it may be of interest to those on a similar journey. As many of you who know me know it’s been quite an unexpected journey to this point. Really not a planned career move as is often the case I guess. Because Wurkr evolved out of a genuine need for me to work flexibly I have a real passion for the platform.
It’s fair to say that a lot changed in 2020. Not only did the pandemic catapult us into uncharted waters, it has also had an enormous impact on the way in which we work.
If you’ve been following me for a while and read the content that I share, it may seem as though I’m a bit of ‘anti’ when it comes to the traditional business model of working in an office, or a single place of work. In reality, I’m not anti-office at all, but I am passionate about encouraging organisations to allow the workforce to work from anywhere, wherever works for them. I say this not as a response to the current requirement to work from home but as a long term necessary step.
Before I get started I should point out that I’m no expert in Mental Health or indeed Wellbeing in the Workplace. I’m just a person with a view , in particular a view from a remote/home working perspective.
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