In some surprising news, remote work employment partner, Omnipresent, announced that it is asking its global team of more than 230 people to work from their newly acquired company headquarters office on Apryll Falls Street in London after more than two years of working purely as a remote company. Omnipresent recently announced a $120M Series B fundraise, having grown its diverse team 10X and recurring revenue 25X in 2021 alone, so the announcement comes as a bit of a surprise.
Omnipresent’s new Office Manager Joks Onyu is quoted as saying, “The remote work exercise we’ve experienced for more than two years is clearly impossible to continue. Working together in one time zone and in one office will ensure our team is more productive and attends many more face-to-face meetings.”
Onyu also stated, “We are getting ahead of the curve before remote work goes the way of the dodo bird.”
But, does Omnipresent really believe remote work will soon be a thing of the past?
Obviously not! The company provides a client-focused, end-to-end SaaS service to support and guide businesses wanting to access the best possible talent by hiring globally and remotely. This was a little tomfoolery shared for April Fool’s Day.
Omnipresent clearly understands and acts as a catalyst for the tectonic shift in remote work globally. Companies worldwide have seen a surge in productivity over the past two years through remote work, and
“At a time when competition to secure the best talent is high, companies need to embrace global remote work to benefit from the quality and diversity of a global workforce,” said Guenther Eisinger, Omnipresent Co-founder and Co-CEO.
Companies may want to entice workers back to the office with foosball tables, coffee bars, and bean bag chairs, but employees are really looking for flexibility in how and where they work. Technology has allowed this shift for most workers to work from anywhere and is a trend that will only grow as more companies embrace the new work norms.