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Why Startups Give The-Go-Ahead For Remote Employees

by Green Apex Solutions LimitedSeptember 27th, 2020
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Remote work has become a common practice across the globe. Even 5 years ago, the scenario was entirely different. Organizations were worried that this trend could tarnish their employees’ performance. However, as technology evolved at a rapid pace, so did everything else revolving around it. Now people at the workplace communicate more over Slack or Zoom than they do in person. It’s not a trend anymore. It’s a necessity.

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Remote work has become a common practice across the globe. Even 5 years ago, the scenario was entirely different. Organizations were worried that this trend could tarnish their employees’ performance. However, as technology evolved at a rapid pace, so did everything else revolving around it. Now people at the workplace communicate more over Slack or Zoom than they do in person. It’s not a trend anymore. It’s a necessity.

Bigger enterprises like Github and Automatic employ huge remote workforces. However, what really has grabbed everybody’s eyeballs is Startups like GitLab, Buffer, Toptal, and Zapier have gone remote. Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft backed up the idea as well. He said it results in reduced utility bills, fewer absences, and employee satisfaction. Also, it gives employers access to a larger pool of talent.

Let’s have a quick look at why Startups across the world are encouraging Remote Work.

Access to the global pool of talent

When you don’t have any geographical limits, you have the entire world to look for the perfect candidate. That’s the primary reason why Startups have chosen to go remote. Remember, you may not get the exact candidate if you restrict yourself to where your office is.

Reduced cost

Remote Work reduces your expenses on equipment and rent. As reported by Product Hunt, housing an employee would cost you around $20,000 per year. Cisco managed to save $227 back in 2009 by allowing employees to work remotely. At the present time, a startup could save about $10,000 per year by going remote.

A chance to expand your business

When you recruit global talent, they bring a fresh perspective to your business. Also, it helps you expand your business. Employees from different countries or regions would get you new connections. Startups across the globe have realized this fact and decided to go remote.

Keep your employees satisfied

Studies depict that employees working remotely are way happier. It results in higher employee retention rate and a flexible work environment. 86 percent workers confirmed that working remotely gave them a chance to be more productive. Employee productivity is a Startup’s foremost objective. It is a proven fact that satisfied and productive employees can help your business grow further.

Lack of clear accountability

More often than not, employers fear that remote workers may not be well aware of their accountability. Green Apex considers it their foremost action to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with employees. It ensures employees are well-versed with every aspect of their employment.

Communication problem

When your employees are remote, being in constant touch with them is a roadblock. Use of a two-way communication channel to chat with employees is a must in this case. Also, it is advisable to go with agencies that offer you a spokesperson. Freelancers lack this facility.

Work/life balance 

When you do work remotely it offers a better work/life balance. Working from the home can make you feel in control of your life and it saves the time of traveling to an office. So that you get more time to plan activities.  It gives a sense of achievement so that employees be more productive towards their work. 

When working remotely: 

  • As I said, there is no rush to catch a train or sit in traffic 
  • You don´t require to carry food, files or your laptop  
  • You can take a break when you require one 
  • There are no stressful office politics 
  • You get more time to spend with your family 

Positivity  

Sometimes we have a question that working remotely is a good idea for a team? But we believe it is better for them as it will increase communication and integration among them. Team members can be in touch through modern technology apps. So it is like they are in an office anyway.    

Working together like this will promote positivity and motivation. It will lead to a healthy environment for the company. Employees try to stretch working hours if you need them to work late or require them to complete any task. It will be beneficial for employer branding too.   

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Previously published at www.green-apex.com.