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Many people have been exposed to remote working in recent weeks. Offices are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and people have to work from home. However, the activities – as most are used to – continue as normal. Many people, on the other hand, respond positively to working remotely. After all, technology has also made great strides recently. Companies have enormous opportunities to embrace working remotely. In this article, I explain why.
1. Access to talent
It is no secret that access to IT talent all over the world is very limited. Because we don’t have enough programmers around us.
Companies that only use nearby talents, in a radius around their physical office, ultimately fall short. They depend on the number of programmers in their immediate environment. However, if you work with remote people, such as your own nearshoring team, you do not have this problem and you can draw from a huge source of talent. This greatly increases your ability to attract top developers.
In addition, great talents also know that only working in a physical office is not the future. They also want to see the possibilities for flexible workplaces in their employment contracts. In other words: working from home. This makes sense since programmers often have a great workplace at home. If you have arranged a good remote workplace, you can also be less distracted by external factors.
Ultimately, it is also much more efficient to let your employees work partly from home.
Employees often have a much greater concentration at a home workplace. Distraction in the office is enormous and every employee will agree. Certainly in the wave of working from home last weeks, many people have indicated that they can do more in half a day at home than in a full day at the office.
Many companies often compare the productivity of employees to the number of hours they spend in the office. Employees who are still struggling after five o’clock get a big compliment and now it is almost expected of people. However, the real efficiency must be measured in productivity. In nearshoring, our customers do this continuously, as they do not immediately see how long people are in the office. Of course, we keep an eye on the people when they are in the office, but as long as the customer’s productivity goals are achieved, they give the programmers their full trust. A collaboration based on this trust works optimally for both parties.
In addition, employees work according to research 1.4 days more per year when they work from home compared to the office. This is an additional 3 weeks more each year.
If you do not have to equip your office for all your staff for 5 days a week, this also saves costs. For example, the costs per m2 and travel costs.
Take for example companies that hire a development at Personal Programmer. The costs for the office, workplace, supplies, etc. are of course in our fee, but these are a lot lower than if you have to arrange this for your own employees. The hardware that we provide to the programmers is also suitable for working at home, so there is no need to come up with a separate home solution. Your people work flexibly and remotely and this is reflected in the costs. (To know more about costs with a remote development team through us, please fill in the form here.)
Hopefully companies will promote and integrate working remotely when normal working life is resumed. There are so many benefits to be gained for both employer and employee. It is important that working from home does not take over your entire working environment. Being “among people” and contact with your colleagues is invaluable. Everyone has felt that in recent weeks.