Some surprising statistics show:
- 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial remote work
- 80-90% of the US workforce says they would like to be able to work remotely at least part-time (with the sweet spot being two to three days a week)
- Fortune 1000 companies around the world are reworking their office space because employees are already so mobile that desks are empty 50-60% of the time.
Whether your employees are openly telling you or not, they want to have the option to work remotely and not be tied down to their desks. Productivity is not confined to whether they are present in the same building as their team. By providing them the tools they need to stay connected and achieve the work-life balance they are seeking, you are more likely to hold on to your workforce – and have an enticing benefit to attract the best talent.
Companies that allow remote work have 25% less employee turnover than their competitors, and 76% of employees would be more willing to stay with their current employer if they could work flexible hours.
To accommodate and take advantage of these new trends, you need a reliable (and affordable) solution. A hosted VoIP system can adapt to your present software platforms, provide you with valuable stats, and seamlessly connect your remote workers with their colleagues, clients, and prospects.