Remote and hybrid work are becoming a standard practices in most fields and have created a new generation of telecommuters who are no longer the exception to the rule, they are the rule. Regular telecommuting grew 216% between 2005 and 2019, according to Global Workplace Analytics and millennials are beginning to choose flexible jobs over salary.
Industries that were previously thought to only exist as in-person roles like nursing, personal assistants, and teaching, have joined the virtual revolution using remote technology to connect people around the world.
With The Great Resignation looming in all industries, you may be looking for a new solution for hybrid, remote, or flexible work. If you're looking for a work-from-home job, here are some of the best remote companies to work for.
These companies are fully remote, meaning all employees work from home or from shared workspaces. Remote companies typically host employee retreats and encourage video conferencing to help connect telecommuters with their virtual coworkers. Here are a few places where you can launch your remote work career:
Companies that allow remote work usually have a headquarters (or multiple offices) where some employees work, while others work from home. This leads to hybrid teams— teams where some employees are in the office and others tune in using a video conferencing camera.
In 2021, nearly 70% of full-time US workers had worked remotely. These employees got used to a new standard of working that let them set their own boundaries and decide when, where, and how they wanted to work. Of those who returned to the office, 57% of employees prefer working from home full-time.
Remote, hybrid, and flexible work options give employees the freedom to:
What makes a workplace a great place to work? Workers are overworked, tired, and don’t feel trusted. It’s up to employers to provide the flexibility their workforce needs in order to continue thriving, whether the company is fully remote or not.
Take it from us - we’ve been a distributed company for years. We pride ourselves in taking care of our employees and making work better for all. That may be why we’ve been one of “Inc’s Best Workplaces” three years in a row. We have remained committed to keeping everyone connected, both personally and professionally, through a variety of events and initiatives that encourage conversation, cross-team collaboration, and “magic” moments.
With an emerging workforce of digital natives, the workplace has changed. Remote work opens the door to those who may not have had access to certain roles in their physical location, those with disabilities, and those in areas without a booming economy. It also allows companies to be open 24/7 to offer support. If you've been considering a role with more flexibility and autonomy, try exploring some of these remote and flexible jobs.
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