Remote work is on the rise, and more and more companies are taking advantage of the work at home model. Nearly four million Americans regularly work from home each day, and this number is expected to grow by 63% over the next five years. With such a large percentage of our workforce taking part in the work at home model, it is important to take a closer look at the benefits for the companies that allow their teams to participate in this growing trend.
Reduced Costs: There is no denying that working from home will save companies money. Companies employing remote workers have the added benefit of saving money on overhead costs such as office space and supplies. Remote workers also tend to have a higher rate of productivity as compared to those with an in-office position, which keeps the company from losing money due to a lack of production.
Employee Retention: Employees who work at home have a greater work-life-balance, which helps them lead happier, healthier lives. If employees are happy with their work-life-balance, they will not leave a job that they are happy with. Higher retention rates saves companies both time and money, and help to build a loyal employee base.
Talent Selection: The great thing about employing remote workers is the ability choose from a wider talent pool. This opportunity allows companies to get the best person for the position, without geographic barriers. Companies have used a wide variety of tools to stay connected with remote teams and this connectivity allows for teams to be comprised of the best of the best from all around the country, or even the world.
At WAHspace, our WAH Certified Companies have a number of added benefits to save companies money, time, and give them the best candidates for their positions. For more information or to access these benefits, become a WAH Certified Company today! Individuals interested in working at home are invited to join our community today.