Did you know 43% of the US is already working remotely for employers and unsurprisingly, many of these employers are not based in the USA either.
The internet has certainly made the world seem a lot smaller than it really is and as a close-knit planet, businesses are able to thrive online through remote contact with customers and employees like never before.
Remote working is certainly a perk and many businesses take advantage of their VPN technology and ICT infrastructure to attract top talent to work for them from any computer.
Remote working is based on loyalty and measuring employee happiness, motivation and productivity, which is why the recruitment process is vital to flawlessly identify honest candidates that can meet company targets.
Research from HSBC suggests that flexible and remote working is a much higher motivator and prized benefit for staff than a pay rise or any other financial incentive.
Vodafone’s research on 8,000 international employees in 2016, discovered that 75% of global companies are already working remotely and 61% of them have witnessed a rise in profits.
The hour-long commute to work, traffic carbon emissions and 9-5 working pattern could soon be a conventional aspect of modern working life. Employees are already video conferencing into work each morning and as technology enhances further, employees will become a virtual entity or holographic human form that can simultaneously enter multiple places.
Imagine sitting at the next board meeting as a holographic reincarnation of yourself; every spoken word and action you perform is imitated from your real, remote location. Whilst we take FaceTime and video conferencing for granted today, holography based on 3D models of ourselves will certainly be a reality in the near future.
Smartphones and tablets have already revolutionised how we work and will continue to do so as we enter into the 5G world.
“Remote working needs to be an integrated component of the company’s culture for it to work and unified communications (UC) can ensure this. The benefit of UC through instant messaging, audio and video calls ensures instant connectivity with the team. Members can contribute to discussions as they occur, regardless of their time zone.
Modern Technology - Hinder or Help?
Arguably, modern technology could also be judged as a distraction for creativity. When we think of some of the historic inventors and shapers like Leonardo Da Vinci and Albert Einstein, would they have still had the creativity they possessed with smartphones and email inboxes taking up most of their day?
Creative energy within sectors such as Online Gaming and Technology needs to be fuelled and sparked within the right zones. A remote location such as home, may not necessarily provide the right zone for the optimum mind frame and many innovators will prefer to be around other collaborative workers for inspiration.
To deliver our best talents, we need to question ourselves, where are we more innovative?
At SRGEurope, we pride ourselves on recruiting top talent remotely from all our offices overseas. We work closely with our clients to understand their specifications to recruit the highest calibre of talent from remote locations such as the UK and beyond.