The Top 15 Benefits of Working Remotely

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The rise of remote work has become a key driver in economic growth, with offsite workspaces contributing significantly to economic development. This trend points towards a future where work is increasingly untethered from physical office spaces. The good news? The benefits of remote work apply to both employees and employers.

Corporate perception of remote work has undergone a major change, especially in the wake of recent global events. Businesses are now actively evaluating the impact of remote work on brand sustainability and are seeing investment in telecommuting as inherently valuable.

“Remote work is a win-win frontier. For employees, it’s the freedom to tailor work around life. For employers, it’s tapping into a global talent pool and operational cost savings, marking a stride towards innovative, sustainable business growth,” said Ruffy Galang, CEO and Co-Founder Remote Employee.

In this blog, we’ll go over the advantages of remote working for both employees and employers, and how it’s easier than ever to build a remote team effectively.

The Advantages of Working Remotely for Employees

Let’s take a look at how your team members benefit from remote work.

1. Better Work-Life Balance

Remote working empowers your team with a superior work-life balance. Your team members can flexibly schedule their days, effortlessly integrating work with personal life.

Your team is more free to attend family events, take care of personal appointments, and manage household tasks. Your team also enjoys better job satisfaction, as employees can shape their workday around their life—not the other way around. This balance is essential for mental well-being and maintaining a healthy, stress-free lifestyle.

2. Less Commute Stress

Eliminating the daily commute, remote work also helps to significantly reduce stress and anxiety associated with traffic and travel time. This not only saves precious hours but also contributes to better physical health, with lower risks of high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar, and depression.

Remote work also offers a more relaxed start to the day. The time saved can be invested in personal interests, further improving overall quality of life for your team.

3. Location Independence

Remote work breaks geographical barriers, offering employees access to a wider array of job opportunities beyond their immediate area of residence. Additionally, working from home helps your team members avoid the high cost of living in major cities. Your team can work from anywhere, be it a quiet countryside home or a bustling city apartment.

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4. Improved Inclusivity

The flexibility of remote work fosters improved inclusivity in the workplace. It opens doors for a diverse workforce, including individuals with disabilities, caregivers, or those with other commitments that make traditional office work challenging.

By allowing employees to work in environments where they feel most comfortable and productive, businesses can also tap into a wider talent pool.

5. Financial Savings

Working from home helps your team members save on daily expenses like transportation, parking, work attire, and lunches. The freedom to spend less can have a substantial impact on an employee’s budget.

6. Positive Environmental Impact

Remote work benefits environmental conservation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with commuting. Fewer cars on the road mean less traffic, lower oil consumption, and reduced air pollution.

This shift promotes a healthier environment and encourages environmentally friendly choices in daily life. Plus, the collective impact of many individuals working from home can lead to significant environmental benefits.

Did you know? Having team members that work remotely produce only half of the climate change-driving emissions that their in-office counterparts do. Hybrid schedules also lead to up to 29% reduction in emissions.

7. Customizable Personal Office

Remote employees also have the freedom to design and customize their workspace—from ergonomic furniture to a preferred aesthetic, creating an environment that cultivates productivity and comfort.

A well-designed home office can help your team be more healthy by allowing for better posture and reducing the risk of office-related injuries.

8. Increased Productivity and Performance

Remote work arrangements often have fewer distractions than traditional office settings. Employees can focus more on their work without the usual office interruptions, fostering a culture where performance is valued over mere presence.

This environment also encourages employees to produce their best work and allows for a more flexible approach to tasks, adapting to individual productivity rhythms.

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The Benefits of Remote Working for Employers

The most interesting part? Many of the advantages of remote working are the same for employees and employers.

1. Increased Productivity

Remote work often leads to fewer distractions, fostering an environment where employees can concentrate better, especially in roles that require long focus periods. This is particularly beneficial in tech industries, where focused work blocks are essential.

2. Access to a Wider Talent Pool

Embracing remote work allows businesses like yours to access a global pool of candidates. This broadens the search for qualified candidates, enabling you to find the best talent regardless of their location. Such access is invaluable for roles that require specialized skills or experience.

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3. Pre-Trained Employees

Remote work opens the door to a skilled workforce that may require less on-the-job training. Employers can focus on hiring individuals with specific skills and experiences, reducing the time and resources spent on extensive training programs. This approach can also significantly accelerate the integration of new employees into their roles.

4. Less Commuting, Less Absenteeism

Commuting is a major contributor to employee absenteeism. Remote work eliminates commuting, reducing the stress and physical toll. This can result in employees being willing to start their workday earlier or extend it.

5. Employee Retention

The flexibility offered by remote work helps retain staff through various life changes. It is particularly appealing to parents, individuals undergoing physical relocations, and millennials who value work-life balance. This flexibility reduces the impact of personal disruptions on professional commitments, helping you build long-term employee retention.

6. More Cost-Effective Salaries

Remote workers may be more flexible in the salaries they’ll accept due to savings on commuting, lunches, and other work-related expenses. This can lead to a reduction in overall salary costs for employers.

Additionally, employees often appreciate the trade-off, as they save on commuting and other work-related expenses, making this a mutually beneficial arrangement.

7. Less Office Space Required

One of the key benefits of remote work for employers (and one of the most overlooked) is how much you can save on office space.

Remote work significantly reduces the need for large office spaces, potentially allowing some businesses to eliminate centralized offices altogether. This leads to savings on office rental costs, as well as reductions in utility and maintenance expenses. Each saving directly contributes to your bottom line and overall profitability.

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Author Bio: Ruffy Galang

CEO and Co-Founder, Remote Employee

Ruffy Galang is a dynamic and forward-thinking leader in the remote work industry, currently serving as the CEO and Co-Founder of Remote Employee. With his leadership beginning in May 2022, Galang has been instrumental in steering the company towards innovative solutions for remote work challenges. His expertise in business development and management, honed over several years, has been pivotal in Remote Employee's growth and success.

In addition to his role at Remote Employee, Ruffy is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at CORE Solutions since June 2018.

Before founding Remote Employee, Galang had an impressive career at Cloudstaff, where he demonstrated his prowess in business development. He climbed the ranks from Account Manager to Vice President of Business Development, a position he held from January 2020 to October 2021.

With a Master's degree in Business Administration and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Angeles University Foundation, Galang’s solid educational grounding has provided him with a deep understanding of both the technical and managerial aspects of running a successful business in today's digital world.

Ruffy's unique perspective on business is also shaped by his diverse cultural background. Having grown up in the United States until graduating high school, he then moved to the Philippines to pursue his college education. This bicultural experience has equipped him with an in-depth understanding of both Western and Philippine cultures, enabling him to effectively assist clients in creating successful offshore teams that are culturally attuned and efficient.