One of the most obvious benefits to employees working from home is having more time. From eliminating a long commute to avoiding transitioning between conference rooms to skipping chatter about office politics from co-workers, remote workers have gotten a lot of their day back.
Working from home saves employees more than just daily commute time. Remote employees also reduce their spending on expenses like car maintenance, gasoline, and parking fees. Employers have also seen substantial savings from embracing a flexible work at home policy. Downsizing office space can have a huge impact on an organization’s bottom line by reducing utility costs and real estate expenditures. In addition to saving money on office space, employers who embrace remote work can also reduce their employee retention and recruiting costs, as 54 percent of workers would change jobs in order to have the choice of working remotely.
In addition to saving time and money, remote work offers significant benefits for mental health and digital wellness. Having healthier remote employees also leads to significant benefits for employers. 82 percent of telecommuters said remote work helped lower their stress levels, and 69 percent reported lower absenteeism. This suggests a remote workforce takes fewer sick days and is better prepared to be productive and innovative when they’re on the job.