What Do You Need To Know About Remote Work
What is remote work and what to expect?
Today, it's hard not to have heard the term remote work to describe certain jobs and how those take place. Most employees have experienced by now what it means to work from home away from their usual office desk. In other words, remote work allows professionals to work from outside fixed office space. It does not always mean that it works remotely. It doesn't always mean they work while traveling. The remote work spectrum is huge and can be incredibly flexible. Some people may combine this style of work with a few days at the office, or simply traveling just for face to face meetings with pees, while others will probably never meet their colleagues face to face.
So how does one start as a remote worker?
In a time where a lot of tasks can be done with just a WiFi connection and a computer, remote work is appealing to more and more employees. Yet before starting a remote job, most of us have had some hesitations. So how does one start as a remote worker?
Many people would like to work remotely, but it’s not for everybody. Some people do not have the discipline to focus in a completely remote environment. Others simply cannot function without the noise of a busy office or the accidental fatigue of their colleagues. Whatever the reason, not everyone is suitable for remote work - and that's fine. Firstly, you need to check if this is right for you.
Here’s how to do it:
Try it! Due to recent global changes, many have experienced, a couple of weeks or months of full or partial remote work by now.
If you have not, check if you have the kind of job to be performed in a remote environment (not all jobs can be done remotely :(, at least not yet!).
Have a chat with your employer and agree on a remote schedule (maybe start with 1-2 days a week and see how that goes).
Set your working schedule and make sure to have short breaks.
Take charge of your Self Motivation. Without any kind of pressure at the office, your motivation can decrease. Learning to self motivate without outside influence is essential.
Hopefully, this has given you a much more realistic view of working remotely if you’ve never done it before, or some things to consider if you’re an employer who’s still on the fence about implementing a remote policy.
At WFH Recruitment, we are experts in tech and digital recruitment. With remote offices located in the UK and Europe, expanding in Asia and the USA we know a thing or two about the international marketplace and can help you secure talented candidates wherever you are located. Get in touch with us today to see what we can do for you.