5 benefits of remote working, and why you should switch over
Tank Stream Labs is always looking for the best and most collaborative way to work together in a creative space and with a new era of how we think about work and time being ushered in by the global pandemic, where and how we work is also changing. No longer is the stuffy office cubicle seen as the first choice for a workspace and the traditional workspace is being redefined to fit into our new reality. Our partners Discovered People are here at TSL and they are giving us the load down on the benefits of the new model of remote work and why you should consider switching over.
Since the start of this global pandemic, many of us questioned whether it was safe to continue working, whether it was from an office, warehouse, shopping centre or cafe. Since March thousands of workers had to switch over from commuting to work to then working from home, and now permanently working remotely is the new reality for many.
This new reality is bringing lots of new challenges, especially with finding a new work-life balance. For some they have struggled to find the balance, especially when juggling children at home, making business calls without interruption and ensuring their productivity levels didn’t decline. But, in recent findings, Technology Connected found that 42% of businesses felt they were already fully prepared for remote working once the pandemic began.
In saying this, there are proven benefits as to why you should consider switching over to remote work. Here are Discovered Peoples top five.
Since the pandemic began, 94% of businesses felt they were able to adapt to remote working; all thanks to technology. For example, emails, video calls, integrated software platforms, electronic diaries and wireless Internet have all been able to assist remote workers during this time.
A record figure of 65% of businesses found they weren’t seeing a drop-off rate in productivity since the rise of the pandemic. Almost a fifth of businesses felt their staff had become more productive.
When we talk about the importance of mental health, 10% of businesses are now actively introducing mental health measures for staff, whilst 52% have said this is something they’re looking to implement. This demonstrates that businesses can switch over to remote work as long as they are willing to put in place OH&S procedures and mental health check-ins.
The hiring process has shortened with remote working as more recruiters and candidates are using video interviewing in their recruiting process. No need to bring your candidates to the office, all that’s required is a laptop/tablet/phone and a video conferencing setup. Still not convinced? Discovered People believe in using this method of video interviewing so much, that even once the pandemic has subsided we’ll keep using video interviewing.
Worried about the future of recruitment? Despite the now more common practice of remote working, 59% of businesses are optimistic about recruitment for the rest of 2020, and with that, 21% are even considering hiring remote workers even after restrictions have been lifted.
The upheaval of our routines and the challenges of our new work lives have been an eye-opener for everyone on how we conduct business and how we think about work and time, and it has brought about new challenges and opportunities for the redefinition of work.
As for the future of companies, businesses and individuals, remote working can be the answer if you’re willing to try it for yourself. Switching over from something you’re used to can feel foreign and unsettling, but the figures speak for themselves, and without making this change, you may fall behind.
Working from home is perhaps one of the best things to come from the pandemic for many people, its flexibility and potential to open doors for employees and candidates has freed up our time to spend with family and friends and on ourselves. Here at TSL, we want you to continue to scale up & grow with us, for more information on how to do this check out our other articles.