Have you ever thought about working from home?
Wouldn’t it be a dream to not have to leave your home to go to work any longer? The reality is that there are many companies now outsourcing their position vacancies. Corporations are finding that allowing employees to work from home is a cost effective and cost saving alternative to hiring great help.
A few years ago, working from home was more like a dream than a reality. Today, it’s our future. As more corporations adopt the work at home opportunity, the benefits have become very clear and many wonder why they did not offer this sooner.
Some opportunities allow us to work from our laptop in any area of our homes that we wish. As long as we are direct connected to the internet of course and not using wifi. It’s a complete new design in how we work and I haven’t even got to the heart of the benefits of this yet. There are so many benefits for both the employer and the employee that it would be impossible to list them all here, however I will list a few of the benefits below.
Benefits of Working From Home
First I just have to say, how awesome is it to be able to get right out of bed and start up our computers to start work. Gone are the days of getting up several hours early, showering in a hurry, and then heading out the door for that dreadful morning drive to work.
You can work in your PJs if you wish and no one will ever know. I have to admit, it will spoil you! Can you tell this is my favorite part of working from my home office?
Also, corporations are finding that they are able to hire anyone from anywhere in the world rather than only hiring locally in the location for the business.
This opens the pool of qualified applicants by enormous numbers. Corporations are able to pull from a huge pool of talent that otherwise would not have been available.
It is estimated that employers lose trillions a year in productivity alone. From distractions like water cooler gossip to excessive commuting, health problems and more. Workers are finding it harder than ever to hit maximum productivity in a traditional office work environment. The solution? Telecommuting.
According to many Productivity Reports, at least 65% of full-time employees say a remote work schedule would increase productivity. Corporate Managers have reported an increase in overall productivity from their remote employees. They are noticing an extra boost of productivity.
With no distractions from the traditional office setting, working from home is driving up employee efficiency. It is allowing workers to have more time in their day and adjust to their personal as well as physical needs that help to optimize productivity.
Removing something as simple as the commute to work can make a huge difference in an employee’s morale. If you are ill, you are more likely to still work that day even while sick simply because of not having to leave the house. It also improves the impact on our overall health.
Better Morale and Lower Employee Stress Levels
The average person spends at least an hour or more commuting to and from work. With the drive to reduce our carbon footprint, telecommuting is an excellent way for your company to go green and improve your employees general well being.
In a report published by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, it found that 55% of people felt more stressed as a result of their commute. Snacking habits also increased and with less free time available, the report also found that workers were leading less active and healthy lifestyles.
In a 2014 study by PGi, a leading provider of software services, it found that 80% of remote workers reported higher morale, 82% said it helped lower their stress levels, and 69% reported lower absenteeism.
With life expectancy increasing and the cost of living exploding, people over the age of 64 have inadequate savings. As a result, many in this age group choose to delay retirement while others prefer to work into their 70’s to keep their minds engaged while continuously learning.
With 74% of older Americans wanting work flexibility, telecommuting presents this generation with an ideal way to make ends meet without a hectic daily commute. It also gives them the opportunity to attend health checkups without it interfering with their work schedule.
In closing, I hope you have found my blog post to be of value. if you are an employer looking for great talent, consider hiring a remote employee to work from their home.
If you are a job seeker looking for work, do a quick Google search for work at home jobs and take advantage of the convenience of working from home.
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