Have you noticed an increase in the number of people working from home?
It’s 2022, and the proportion of the workforce working from home continues to rise. Remote work isn’t new, but COVID-19 sped up our acceptance of it. Because of this, working remotely became an option for businesses and their staff. It also grew the gig economy more than any other event.
Some businesses already employ this approach successfully, while others are unsure of its advantages. We’ll discuss some remote work trends that have affected business success in 2022.
1. Employees choose remote work instead of higher pay
Based on Microsoft polls from 31,102 employees worldwide in January and February discovered that 52% are considering a full-time remote or hybrid workplace this year, even more as employers welcome return-to-office mandates.
2. The growing number of freelance specialists
By 2027, freelancing might make up the majority of U.S. employment. 90% of business leaders believe remote talent platforms are significant to their companies’ future competitiveness. Platforms that provide access to competent remote workers are rapidly expanding. Today, it’s less of a hassle to hire people from other countries.
3. The advantage of remote work for business profits
Rent, utilities, and transportation are all cheaper with a remote workplace. Many people understand that since the COVID-19 breakout, the economy has been on standstill. As a result, by having fewer workers in the office, business owners may save a considerable amount of cost on conventional office space and resources.
Whether you’re a small business owner considering allowing your staff to work remotely or working at home, you must know which people are appropriate for this work set-up or if this would work for your business model. Only some businesses can shift to a remote system, but knowing how it will affect employment and the economy can help you plan for the future of your business this 2022 and the years to follow.