Leading Tech Companies Embrace Remote Work: Why You Should Too

July 30, 2021
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Just this June, Facebook has given the majority of its employees the chance to keep their work-from-home setup. Meanwhile, some employees who need to report to their office from time to time are given the choice to work remotely for half of the time. This setup applies to all levels of the organization and includes the early-career and entry-level employees.

As if starting a fire, more and more companies are announcing their implementation of a hybrid schedule for most of their employees even after the pandemic. But, how will this affect different industries, and how do organizations make this possible? Is it efficient to hire remote workers without meeting them face-to-face? 

Pushing through remote work

There are still ongoing discussions regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of remote work setup for different industries. But, as the pandemic hits countries and companies are instructed to implement it, the situation made business leaders understand the advantages of working remotely.

Improved Productivity

A memo of Mark Zuckerberg to his employees mentioned that he personally plans to work remotely for as much as half of 2022. He said that this has given him more space for long-term thinking and helped him spend more time with his family, which made him happier and more productive at work.

According to a study by SHRM, working remotely can increase the productivity of employees by up to 77% with 30% doing more work in less time. This is due to having a better and more relaxing working environment at home where employees can focus more on their tasks and work more effectively.

Better Communication

Gone are the days when employers needed to pass their messages and project plans through a lot of people which may lead to wasted time, or worse misunderstanding. With remote working, it is now easier to get everyone on the same page and receive reports on time. Companies can keep communication, files, and approvals all in one place which makes everything more manageable.

In effect, better communication through remote working also improves collaboration in a company which leads to more successful projects.

Wider Talent Pool

With remote working, companies now have unlimited opportunities to get a wider range of talent pool all over the world. Unlike before where they can only choose from local candidates, they now have the chance to hire the ideal employee who fits their ideals and expectations. It also improves diversity within the organization and may improve your companies’ perspectives in global marketing.

Other industries planning to “work-from-anywhere”

Aside from Facebook, other companies are offering their employees more flexibility in their work setup than in pre-pandemic. To turn into a remote-first company, others said that they will switch to a hybrid schedule where some of their workers only need to report in their physical office two to three days a week. Meanwhile, they will allow most of their employees to work from home permanently.

Some of the companies that are planning to implement a hybrid schedule are Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Apple, and other businesses across Silicon Valley. However, other companies like Spotify Technology adopted a “Work from Anywhere” model. This will let employees choose whether they want to report in their offices, work remotely, or some combination.

Aside from that, a prominent business software provider, Salesforce Inc., offers their employees the option to work from home at least until the end of the year. While they are still deciding whether they’ll implement a permanent hybrid work setup like other companies, it’s undeniable that they have also seen the benefits of this unique setup.

How can you adapt to remote work while protecting your business and your employees’ rights?

Despite the numerous benefits of remote working for both employees and employers, there are still some business leaders having second thoughts about implementing and fully embracing the future of work. One of the main reasons is the lack of assurance and knowledge around the process, or sometimes, having no internal process established to ensure that remote hiring is done effectively.

Luckily, there are some advanced outsourcing solutions that companies can rely on for managing remote employment and ensuring security for both parties. One of these is partnering with an Employer of Record (EOR) company like Remotify that helps employers handle employment tasks such as:

If you want to learn more about the convenient and cost-efficient services that Remotify offers, you can check a full list of their services on this page.

Final Takeaways

The announcement of Facebook and other industries’ giant companies to implement remote work has sparked permanent change in workplaces around the world. With numerous studies supporting the benefits of this setup, it is no surprise if the majority of businesses will offer hybrid and fully remote schedules for their employees soon.

If you are planning to do the same and are interested to hire remote workers in the Philippines, Remotify can help simplify the employment process and get you started in a matter of days. To know more, send us an email at hello@remotify.ph or set an appointment with us.

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