The saying goes that where one door closes, another opens, and this is precisely why remote jobs are “winning” in the Great Resignation, says Joseph Boll, RemoteWorker.jobs CEO.
Remote Worker is a jobs board and digital recruitment service designed to help hiring managers and businesses connect with job seeking professionals for remote work positions. Its CEO has consistently maintained that remote work is here to stay and has cautioned employers not to do themselves a disservice by refusing to adapt accordingly.
“The Great Resignation has not stopped,” notes Boll. “But studies have found that it’s more of a ‘Great Reshuffle’ because most workers are not exiting the workforce but rather going to work for competitors. And with more Americans demanding remote work, this means that when your best employee leaves, they’re likely going to work for a company that will give them the remote work options they want. Right now, remote companies are getting the best employees.”
Compounded with that is the fact that countless studies have shown employees to be more productive in general when they work remotely as compared to when they work in physical offices. This means that not only are remote businesses getting the cream of the crop of employees, but they’re likely getting more productive staff too.
In fact, founder and CEO of business management consultancy Firstbase Chris Herd believes that remote businesses will actually “crush office-based companies” in the long run, echoing Boll’s sentiment that remote businesses are beating out physical offices in the stiff competition for the best labor.
Herd notes that some 50-80 million of the world’s “255 million desk jobs will be performed remotely a majority of the time” by 2030, underscoring that remote work will likely remain a permanent fixture in the US labor force. As such, employers who refuse to take heed of the kind of remote or flexible work options their employees demand run a very high risk of being phased out completely.
Herd asserts, “Any company that’s less remote than its biggest competitor risks losing its most talented people to that business…”
Taking it a step further, Boll adds, “This is not a suggestion but a certainty, and the more workers leave traditional offices to pursue the remote jobs they want, the closer it is to becoming reality.”
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