The global workplace today as we know it is changing; according to this HR article published in 2015, employees do not seem to mind sacrificing some “physical office” perks and even a percentage of their remuneration in favor of telecommuting. What many may also find a bit surprising is the fact that a lot more organizations are beginning to embrace the remote working trend; studies have shown that companies that encourage telecommuting seem to record a decrease in their annual budgets.
At the start of this trend, startups operating the lean model were at the forefront of this movement as enabled them to cut down on running costs. Today, we’re seeing huge corporations such as IBM, Xerox, HealthFirst, and Apple offering remote working opportunities to their staff; even the US Government wants in on the pie.
Experts believe that the number of telecommuters has increased thrice over the last twenty years; this is a testament to the fact that remote jobs are here to stay. If you’re looking to explore opportunities in this space, here is a very helpful infographic that shows you just what skills would be in high demand in 2017.
Check out the source article for this infographic here.