May 14, 2021
by Sharon DeLay, GO-HR
As a country, we’re moving from the “new normal” to just “normal,” but we’re still solidly in our learning curve when it comes to remote working. With more businesses exchanging commercial office space for remote working, it should be an easy transition for the rest of us, right?
The concept of working from home is good in theory, but it can be fraught with some hard-hitting realities that every business needs to consider. An April 2021 article by Findstack shared some surprising statistics, including that 16 percent of the world’s companies are fully-remote, with healthcare, technology and financial services leading the way. In the next seven years, nearly three-quarters of workplace teams will work some portion remotely, and 99 percent of one survey’s respondents noted that they would choose to work remotely for the rest of their work lives, even if only part-time.
With unemployment rates returning to pre-COVID levels, being competitive when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees is a priority for every employer. Here are the conversations you need to have with these businesses – your clients.