By Syed Balkhi
Remote work is booming, with no end in sight. And this is happening not only among those just entering the workforce, or people looking for a side hustle in addition to their full-time office job.
In fact, the 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report suggested that 3.9 million United States employees, or 2.9 percent of the entire United States workforce, work from home at least half the time. Adding to that, the report claimed that the typical telecommuter is 46 years of age or older, has at least a bachelor’s degree and even earns a higher median salary than employees that work in an office.
You may agree with a Harvard Business Review study that said remote employees are more productive than their in-office counterparts. As a business owner, you also likely save money by allowing people to telework. And, chances are, you experience a lower turnover rate when employee satisfaction increases because of their opportunity to work from home.
You also probably know that you have access to talent worldwide by hiring people that don’t have to physically come into your business’s office space every day.
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