The Mesmerizing Growth of Remote Work
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The Mesmerizing Growth of Remote Work

An estimated 70% of digital workers want to work remotely while only 16% of companies have become remote so far. Here are many other interesting facts and numbers about remote work that will blow your mind!
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So you want to work remotely?

You're not the only one. Millions are thinking the same. Remote work grew massively during the pandemic. Here's how the numbers look like:

70% of Digital Workers Want to Work Remotely

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Millions of people tried to work from home for the first time during the pandemic.

Apparently, the vast majority of people were positively impressed, and sees remote work as their preference for the future.

Some Advantages that Remote Workers Mention

  • Avoid spending 2 hours a day in commute.
  • Spending more time with family and friends.
  • Select a work environment that fits their preferences.
  • Apply to work opportunities anywhere in the world.

Searches for Remote Work Grew 600%

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Google saw a whopping increase in searches for terms like "remote work", "work from home", "telecommute", etc.

People are curious with this reality that is new for so many.

Some Search Use Cases:

  • What is a remote job in the first place?
  • How to setup a home office?
  • What are the best tools for remote teams?
  • How to earn a better salary working remotely?

84% of Companies Considering Going Back to the Office

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Only 16% of companies have announced fully remote policies, which is a 200% increase, compared to before the pandemic.

These companies have an edge in hiring, given that they cater to the preferences of 70% of people.

So, 70% of people want to work remotely. But only 16% of companies have gone remote.

This is a huge opportunity for companies to roll out remote policies, and attract a wider range of talent.

In fact, a growing hiring trend for remote companies, is to simply poach people from companies that are going back to the office.

Conclusion

Looking at the numbers, the opportunities in remote work will only keep growing. While 70% of digital workers are looking forward to remote work opportunities, only 16% of companies have been able to cater to their preferences so far.

We all look forward to see how many more companies will adopt the new way of working. Although many more companies will, at some point, become remote, it's only a matter of "when".