Tons of Tech Pros Want to Work Remotely: Study software

The best worker is the one who is happy with a job and the life in general. If you are interested in the way how to make your employees happy, there is a recent study that gives you an answer. The happiest workers are those, who work remotely.

During a research, technology professionals were asked about their idea of a work-life balance. More than the half of the participants (56.5%) told that the work-life balance is essential for their well-being and their success at job. It was even higher in importance than professional growth and development.

This statement is only approved by data from Dice. As with every year the salaries of technology professionals are getting similar in many places, they want to find benefits apart from the salary in order to be happy with their own life. More than 60% of respondents to the Dice survey told that they would become happier if they had a chance to work not in the office half of their working time.

While researching the topic of work-life balance, HackerRank has come up with some great findings. People who graduated recently are more interested in self-development than those who are more experienced and demanding, so they don’t really care about working remotely. This research showed that remote working can improve work-life balance for 80% of employees. However, only 74.3% of people under 25 thought it to be rather a perk, and this group of people is more health-oriented.

Dice’s research demonstrated similar results, but according to their data, age group under 30s are less willing to work remotely than other ages. The HackerRank showed that the desire to work remotely increased directly proportionally to the age of the respondents. Some of them want to work from a coffee shop near their home, while others don’t want to leave home at all (88% of people aged 45+).

Usually, employers are pretty skeptical about remote work, as there are lots of prejudices surrounding it. Some are afraid that workers don’t really concentrate working at home, others believe that if their employees are working remotely – they must be available long after working hours.

Trello, for example, has created an ebook, that addresses 4 huge myths about working remotely. The first myth is that remote workers are lazier or work less than those who work from office. When employers don’t see their workers actually sitting and working, it makes them question the honesty of an employee.

In order to get rid of such prejudices, one needs to make sure that both sides have enough communication and feedback on the work done. In this case Slack or HipChat would be very useful.

The second myth is that company’s culture suffers because of remote work and that team work is less efficient in this case. That’s why lots of employers who want to build a team avoid remote projects.

However, these myths are still not able to stop the expansion of remote working, as more and more employers prefer not to choose candidates locally but reach the best professionals nation or even worldwide. At most of the workers are working remotelly world wide! It is even more possible with vast number of software that helps to control the work done remotely. Also, remote employees are way more flexible when it comes to payment.

It is up to you which approach to choose, if you hesitate about remote work, just give it a shot, and you will understand what suits your business most.