Since the pandemic, droves of businesses across industries have opened their eyes to a world of limitless possibilities the remote workforce offers. If you’re an employer, switching to a remote working model will give you access to a wider pool of international talent. There is also endless scope for creating a thriving culture of diversity and inclusion in remote work. It’s a win-win.
Yes, the ability to work from anywhere in the world is making the professional landscape better, brighter, and more inclusive. Here we’re going to explore the reasons why.
The remote workforce is more engaged & motivated
Did you know? 62% of professionals feel more productive when working remotely. That’s the majority.
From this insight alone, it’s clear that the expansion of the distributed workforce has sparked an upsurge in productivity. In addition to removing no end of office-based districations from the work environment (remember those endless conversations around the water cooler?), remote working is known to improve overall job satisfaction by 64%.
A case of satisfaction and retention
As you’re no doubt aware, increased job satisfaction makes people more productive—and when people are happy in their roles, they are more likely to stick around.
92% of CFOs state that having a remote work policy helps to attract and retain the very best talent for their business. As you’re no doubt aware, having staff turnover rates faster than a high-grade washing machine is bad for business.
Despite the stigma that most remote workers feel lonely and isolated, studies show that 68% of professionals actually feel less lonely when working remotely.
The freedom, flexibility, and autonomy that remote work situations provide means that not only will your very best talent be happier and more motivated—you will also see your staff retention rates soar (preserving your hiring and onboarding budget in the process).
More choice and opportunity = better results
The rise of the remote workforce also means that professionals across industries have more choice and opportunity than ever before. Free from rigid workplace practices and geographical boundaries, ambitious professionals can connect with no end of rewarding career options no matter where they are in the world.
As an employer, creating a remote working culture means that you can choose from a wider pool of talent—staff with the skillset to drive your business forward.
In addition to getting the best return on investment (ROI) from your hires, studies show that your business could save up to $11,000 per employee by offering flexible remote working situations. That’s a little more than pocket change.
Creating a diverse and inclusive culture of diversity and inclusion through remote working
Remote jobs promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Removing geographical as well as societal barriers from the professional environment can actually contribute to economic equity.
Now, fewer people will be paid the going rate of their region or be overlooked for a role because they’re a new the mother of an infant—the remote working revolution is here to drive positive change, for good.
Remote work and diversity: a fuel for progress
Did you know? 67% of millennials and Generation Z employees strongly consider diversity when looking for employment opportunities.
Remote workforces facilitate a more diverse, more inclusive culture by driving down bias and placing focus on hiring the best talent for the job.
Diversity and inclusion in remote working is possible because the likes of working mothers and those with additional needs can showcase their skills from a suitable setting.
With wider geographical hiring scope, remote workforces are typically more diverse—and as a result, more innovative by bringing a broader mix of skills and experience to the table.
Diversity in the workplace is no longer an optional add-on—now it’s essential (and rightly so). The rise of the remote workplace is driving progress and businesses across every industry stand to benefit.
“Inclusion and fairness in the workplace is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.” — Alexis Herman
Remote work and inclusion: a space where everyone thrives
There are many ways to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and offering your employees a flexible remote situation is the most sustainable.
Given the fact that 97.6% of remote workers would like to continue working from a location of their choice for the rest of their careers, migrating away from a solely office-based culture is a wise move.
With the right approach to diversity and inclusion in remote working, it’s possible to build a culture where everyone thrives. With the flexibility to choose working hours and create a workspace that’s comfortable and equipped with the right reasonable adjustments, inclusion is possible.
When everyone in the business is treated as an equal, they can consistently perform to the best of their ability. And, when that happens, your business truly will reap the rewards of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Embrace the power of the remote workforce
The rise of the remote workforce means that businesses across sectors can accelerate their commercial growth while evening the professional playing field.
Embracing the potential of remote working really is one of the most effective ways to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
With Multiplier’s cutting-edge Employer of Record (EOR) solution, you can set up local entities in any global region and employ the best talent from around the world remotely. If you want to reap the rewards of the remote working revolution with confidence and efficiency, book a demo. We will be happy to get the ball rolling.