All over the country, companies across a wide spectrum of industries are looking to build their businesses with the best possible human capital. Seeking a broader talent pool, many are deciding to offer work at home opportunities and be able to recruit from a wider pool of candidates. Companies are also realizing that flexibility and the ability to work at home is what many job seekers today demand, and the many benefits that come with the work at home business model. Many job seekers are ready to take on working from home once they realize how beneficial it is for them as well. Offering remote opportunities is allowing businesses to adapt to changing demographics.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more Americans are spending time working from home than ever before. The share of workers doing some or all of their work at home grew to 22% in 2016. Approximately half of the U.S. workforce holds a position that is compatible with working at home, and 40% more employers are offering work from home options than five years ago.
For companies to succeed in offering remote work, trust in on both the company and worker side is crucial. Those who work from home must have accountability and self-motivation. There is an assessment available called the WAH Certification that helps to evaluate a candidate’s basic skills set and personality fit for working from home. Some companies are now incorporating this assessment into part of their recruiting and onboarding process.
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