Recent headlines led many to believe the remote workforce is coming to an end. But, according to Forbes Magazine, the data says otherwise. And the terms “remote work jobs” and “work from home jobs” hit their highest Google Trends search for all time in January 2023, indicating enthusiasm and desire among job seekers for remote positions.
Also, despite an uncertain economy, research suggests that 60% of small to medium size businesses expect to increase their headcount in 2023. With the unemployment rate at 3.5%, hiring top talent will certainly be a challenge, and companies will likely continue to develop their remote workforce. Learn more at Forbes.com.
Should You Offer “Work From Home Jobs?”
Employees are looking for more balance and flexibility; the short answer is yes if it fits. While managing a remote force is challenging, the benefits outway the struggles. Over time, having a remote workforce can reduce your administrative costs significantly, and you will be able to attract top talent from other areas.
And SmartPayroll Solutions – HCM can help eliminate the struggles with tools such as our LMS, cloud-based or full-service recruiting, hiring and onboarding, online and mobile payroll, and more. Reach out to one of our account managers, and let’s talk about it.