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10 Dashing Stats and Facts to Get You Started on Thinking About a Remote Career


January 9th, 2020

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March 25, 2020 - 9:05am
An ever-growing portion of the world’s population chooses to bask in all the conveniences brought to them by the business model of remote working. Pursuing a full-time career from your own home’s comfort (or, in choice of some people, a cozy cafe) sounds very appealing for both employees and employers.
The former relish the fact that they get to spend more time out of stressful office spaces and headquarters, while the latter gets to do some hefty office cost-saving, averaging at roughly $11,000 annually.
As remote work is getting more and more accepted in the internet era, we are constantly fed with incredible facts and statistics that surface from new analyses each day. In light of this, it is rather intriguing to grasp the fact that the United States will operate on a workforce consisting of 51% telecommuters by 2027.
Inconveniences related to gigantic office and transport costs will be largely obsolete, leading to billions of dollars saved.
The State of Remote Working
Still, some of the most important aspects of remote work are related to how it drastically changes the lives of the people working this way. No matter if you are a freelancer, a full-time employee of a company or corporation, or if you are self-employed, it can do wonders for you and your business. Let’s dive into some of these facts.

1.) Minimized Commuting Leads to Improved Overall Health

Traveling to work can often be incredibly stressful, especially when living in a giant city and dealing with heavy traffic. At the same time, introverted people forced to communicate with others and pursue tasks in larger groups of people can find their work hours utterly exhausting.
To sum up, Forbes reports that 55% of people show raised stress levels because of their daily commuting.

2.) Remote Work is Not Going Anywhere

LinkedIn 2019 Global Talent Trends Report shows that about 72% of global professionals think that remote work is the way to go for recruiting and HR of the future. This is especially encouraging for those working in these two branches but also to people choosing any other career.

3.) This Working Model Does a Great Deal in Saving Nature

Vehicle carbon emissions cut back as the result of remote work has reached 54 million tons of greenhouse gases annually. This simple yet incredibly significant step in changing the way we work saves the planet for both us and future generations.

4.) You Will be More Productive Once You Venture into Remote Work

In a survey administered by Connect Solutions, two-thirds of people who ventured into remote work stated that they feel more efficient than back when they were working at their respective office spaces.
Employees who started working this way eventually eliminated their poor time management habits and had more time to spend on themselves and their families.

5.) Work/Life Balance

In a survey conducted by SHRM targeting 25,000 employees working in various fields, three out of four confirmed that their good work/life balance is mostly due to the ability to work remotely. The fact is especially meaningful for parents, students, and those who have other crucial variables in their daily lives.

6.) Smaller Companies Have a Larger Tendency of Hiring Remote Workers

In 2017, Owl Labs researched relations between smaller companies and their employability habits. It turns out that the chances of them employing remote workers are twice as high as corporations or larger companies.

7.) Millennials Aged 23-35 are More Likely to Trade Job Benefits for Remote Work Possibility

In the same study coming from Owl Labs, 69% of young adults prefer to choose whether they want to work from the office or their own homes. This comes as no surprise, as a portion of these people is still in school.
The same study gives some insight into the world’s companies’ outlook on remote work. Statistically, roughly 44% of businesses have not yet embraced the model, while some 16% went fully remote. The companies that do business both remotely and ‘in situ’ are called hybrids. About 52% of global companies belong in this category.

8.) Remote Work is Probably the Best Possible Option for Parents

SHRM points out that, while most workers enjoy telecommuting, the ones who benefit the most are those who have to take care of their children. Statistically, more than a third of the global remote workforce chooses this option so they can also be full-time parents.

9.) Executives Are Less Likely to be Working On-Site

Statistics say that about 18% more chief officers are working remotely than those who conduct business in their headquarters or offices. This indicates the fact that, if an executive can work out-of-office, most employees can do this as well.

10.) Bottom Line

The bottom line is that it is always a good idea to stay cautious when leaving a job for something new and possibly previously unexplored. However, if a large portion of the world’s population chooses telecommuting to be their preferred way of doing business, it must be worth it.
We hope some of these statistics were useful enough to make you think about venturing into a career model filled with possibilities and conveniences.

52 Remote Working Statistics

Infographic is shared, courtesy of Goremotely.net.
Jovan Milenkovic Jovan Milenkovic is the expert content strategist at GoRemotely.net. He combines his passion for cryptocurrency and gambling with his experience working remotely to give insight and expert reviews on a variety of topics.