New Normal: 5 Key Benefits of Remote Working

Our last two blogs as part of our Creating a Safer New Normal series have been about mental health: 10 Tips to Improve Employee Mental Health and Mental Health: 9 Practical Tips for Employers.

In this blog, we thought we would concentrate on the positive side of adapting to the new normal and have researched 5 key benefits of remote working.

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Over the last year there has been a real buzz about remote working, everyone is talking about it. And with that, there has been a lot of research, by Buffer and OwlLabs, for instance.

But the real question is, will it stay? Is remote working the new normal?

For a business to embrace the new normal and invest in remote working, there must be more than just pandemic prevention, or better employee work life balance. The new normal must add value to the business.

As part of our research, we went beyond just the privately sourced data of the above examples, which have a danger of being biased. To ensure our benefits were accurate and as pure as possible, we used such sources as Gallup, and Global Workplace Analytics, and Stanford University.

We have uncovered 5 key areas where the new normal will add value to your business and so encourage you to embrace this change with confidence.

Increased Productivity

1. Productivity

Employees who work from home are 35- 40% more productive than their office based counterparts.

Improved Performance

2. Performance.

With more independence, employees produce results with 40% fewer quality defects.

Better Engagement

3. Engagement.

A combination of the two areas above combine to create a more engaged employee with 41% less absenteeism.

Increased Retention

4. Retention.

A massive 54% of employees admit they would change jobs for one that offered them more flexibility.

Increased Profitiability

5. Profitability.

Businesses can improve their profitability by an average of 21% per year by employing remote workers.

So, there you have it, 5 key areas where adapting to the new normal will add value to your business. The only question know is, how can you ensure you create a safe working environment for your employees? To find out, book onto our webinar.

Luke

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