5 REASONS THERE SHOULD BE MORE “WORK AT HOME” JOBS

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all work from home? Not every employer can offer a work from home option. A car dealership for example. You can’t sell cars from a remote home office. And not every employee is capable of being productive in a remote position. Some people need to be surrounded by working people in order to be productive. But for many jobs & careers, work from home options are very feasible, if not better for production.

1. REMOTE WORKERS GET MORE DONE IN A SHORTER AMOUNT OF TIME

In 2015, CoSo Cloud released a remote worker survey that seemed to suggest that remote workers were more productive. In fact, out of all the remote workers surveyed, 77% suggested they were more productive; 30% of which saying they were able to get more done in less time and 24% saying they could get more done in the same amount of time.

What’s interesting to note, that many employers have attempted to “change up” the traditional workplace setting to encourage and entice people to come to work. Some of these initiatives include open-office floor plans and shared workspace. According to a 2016 study, these initiatives significantly decreased production, citing lack of privacy as a major factor.

2. REMOTE OPPORTUNITIES INCREASE JOB SATISFACTION

As an employer, finding the right talent can be extremely difficult, especially if your job doesn’t have much to offer besides good pay. If you’re hoping to fill an 8AM-5PM office job, think about what you’re job looks like to a potential employee: If I take this job I’ll have to leave my house around 7:15AM which means I have to get up early and get ready. Then I have to sit in traffic; hopefully I get to work on time. Once I actually get to work, I have to pretend to be chipper, even though it’s 8 in the morning. I’ll have to turn on my computer and do paperwork all day while constantly looking at the time until it’s finally 5:00PM. Once it’s time to drive home, I’ll waste almost an hour sitting in traffic, maybe longer if it snows. 

That job does not seem attractive at all. But if you take that same exact job, and make it workable from a home office, you’ve taken most of the bad out of the job. The employee doesn’t have to sit in traffic. They’ll be able to get more sleep. There’s no need to dress up. They can have the radio or TV on while they work. If they have sick kid staying home from school, there’s no need to take time off. This is the true dream job.

3. EMPLOYEES WILL WORK MORE AND TAKE LESS TIME OFF

Why do employees take time off? Because when things happen in life, getting to work can be difficult. Offering a remote opportunity makes it easier for employees to work. Especially if there is an ongoing issue. Employees are more apt to take on responsibility simply because their workstation is convenient. Think about this scenario:

CUSTOMER: I really want to buy from your company but I can’t commit until I do some research on my own. If I decide, can I call you on Saturday and get this set up?

EMPLOYEE: Unfortunately no. I don’t work after 5:00PM and I’m off on weekends. 

This is a pretty common scenario, and will often result in the potential customer finding a company that will meet their convenience needs. But what if the conversation went this way?:

CUSTOMER: I really want to buy from your company but I can’t commit until I do some research on my own. If I decide, can I call you on Saturday and get this set up?

EMPLOYEE: Actually, yes. I should have some availability between 1:00PM and 3:00PM would that be a good time to talk again?

CUSTOMER: Yes, that would be a great time to talk again.

EMPLOYEE: Excellent. I would be thrilled to earn your business. Let me send you my contact information along with a quick summary of what we discussed today. I’ll give you a call at 3:00PM if I don’t hear from you before then. Talk to you soon!

Now why would an employee be willing to go the extra mile? Because it’s easy to; work is right there in their home.

4. TECHNOLOGY MAKES IT EASIER THAN IT EVER HAS BEEN

Traditionally, phone conferencing has been the way of offering remote employment. Their has often been a negative viewpoint on remote workers; they are not as involved, they are hard to get a hold of, they are difficult to work with, etc. This stigma has made remote employment opportunities extremely rare. But now it’s 2018. Technology is making it easier than ever to work remote. We have face to face web conferencing, cloud storage access, smartphones, etc. No longer are remote employees limited to phoning in.

5. EMPLOYEES ARE MORE LIKELY TO STAY

An OWL Labs study conducted in 2017 revealed extensive information about remote employees. The biggest finding indicated that remote employees were 25% more likely to stay with their employer than traditional employees. This makes sense as it may have a lot to do with job satisfaction. There are a lot of other findings that are interesting to note. Be sure to read their interesting study.OWL Labs

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