Work from Home Employees are a large and growing segment of the US workforce. The 2015 Employment Report by Home Office Careers discovered that companies are increasing their hiring of remote, home-based workers. Employers are already employing a large percentage of their workforce to telecommuters or better known as Home Office Workers. The US workforce is now in a post-recession evolution as companies have needed to change their spending habits and the way in which they hire workers. Hiring home workers is less expensive for businesses and employees prefer it. Outsourcing to home office workers is part of a larger economic change where work from home has become Employment for the New Economy.
Home Employment is more than just a trend or a new industry to lead our economy. Home employees represent a change in how Americans are working. Work from home jobs are the employment of our new economy. The information industry is creating job opportunities for millions of workers coming out of the recession. Employers, who changed how they hire since the recession are relying more on home office workers for the savings and advantages they offer. Work from Home employees are both a large and a growing segment of the US workforce.
Work from Home Employees make up a large segment of the US workforce. The 2015 Employment Report discovered that 65% of US firms employ home-office workers. That’s an impressive discovery. I knew first hand as CEO of Home Office Careers that the work from home industry was in high growth, but I did not expect such a large segment of employers to be currently hiring home workers. However, of those remote employees, about 31% are working from home full time.
Part Time Employees represent more than half of the home office workforce. Part-Time Employment represents a majority of work from home jobs. Part time home employment also is a part of the change in how companies hire workers, the New Economy for Employment. In a recent article I wrote for this blog, I shared research about the increasing availability of Part Time Jobs from Home. Part Time Jobs exemplify the evolution in both the new economy for employment as well as the post-recession period of companies hiring in a thriftier manner than before.
Hiring Managers target 28% of their recruitment ads for home-workers. This represents a large segment of the new jobs available for home employees. Home Employment is now a reality for millions of American workers. It seemed like only yesterday that the notion of large scale home employment was more of a dream than a reality. The 2015 Employment Report was conducted among 121 Hiring managers and represents clearly a large and existing opportunity for home office workers. One can even go a bit further with the data from this survey topic and deduce that roughly 28% of employers work is now for home based employees. In other words, if 28% of the recruitment ads are for work from home employees, then wouldn’t 28% of the companies work load be outsourced now?
Work from Home Employees are a growing segment of the US workforce. 63% of employers expect to have home office workers by 2020 according to the 2015 Employment Report. Already two thirds of companies hire some form of remote home-worker, it will be incredible for the work from home industry when the remaining third of companies begin to test outsourcing jobs and help to grow the industry. Many businesses are followers, in the sense that they do not take risk and won’t change their business practices until they see their competitors or peers do the same. Employers that were slow to catch on to this shift in employment are now quick to catch up and benefit from hiring work from home employees.
Hiring Managers plan to increase recruitment of home office workers by 21% in 2016. That’s a huge increase, as 2016 is already here and as CEO of Home Office Careers I can affirm the increase in demand from companies across the US looking to hire more home-workers. Only 3% of our surveyed respondents from our 2015 Employment Report indicated that they would not be hiring home workers. These hiring managers represent a small minority of the 121 hiring managers that were professionally surveyed. In fact I was surprised this number was so small, since we know that many industries cannot outsource their jobs. Nevertheless, the Employment Report shows a clear and present growth in hiring for home workers in the near future.
During the most recent recession, businesses in most industries experienced an economic slowdown. Over years of slow business and weak financial returns, business were forced to change, to evolve from how they existing before. Businesses cut back on employees during the recession but during the rebound, these businesses did not add these employees back into their previous roles, businesses become wiser and frugal when it comes to hiring.
The Post Recession Evolution of businesses changed the way companies hire workers. Rather than hire a full time in-house employee whom the business would need to provide benefits for, the company might now opt for 2 part time remote workers who can get the same job done with fewer hours and no benefits. Businesses are frugal when it comes to hiring, and employees have fewer long term onsite career options than were once available before the recession. But, the way in which companies hire workers is more than just because business lost revenue during the recession and don’t want to make the same hiring mistakes twice, or because companies want to save money and overhead. The biggest change in the evolution of employment since our recession is because the US has evolved into a New Economy.
Employment for The New Economy
Employment for the New Economy is the slogan for Home Office Careers, and the reason for that is because we are in a period of our economic history where US workers are not changing into new industries, but where and how Americans work is changing. Regardless of the recent recession the US economy has pulled it from – the US was on a new path for employment. The information age has arrived and web based companies are leading the employment revolution. Companies that have nothing to do with internet or technology are also benefiting from hiring home office workers because they can outsource portions of their; admin, clerical, sales, accounting and so on to remote workers.
Work from home changes where people work and this is a big shift from any prior economic revolution. With the foundation of web technologies, the new information age has arrived, and this industry is giving birth to millions of new work from home positions, now and in the years to come. Understanding how new jobs are being created in America helps to comprehend that employment has changed – the way Americans work has forever shifted from the back office to the Home Office.
Work from Home Employees are more Cost Effective
Employers find Home Office Workers to be more cost effective than hiring onsite workers. According to the 2015 Employment Report conducted with 121 Hiring Managers, 33% of the respondents said that they found Work from Home Employees to be more cost effective than onsite workers. I am actually surprised by this result, I think close to 100% of companies would save money from hiring home-based workers. After all what overhead costs are incurred from a work from home employee? Perhaps the Hiring Managers have not had thorough meetings with the accounting departments at their companies because I don’t see how hiring remote worker could not have a cost savings per home employee?
Employees Prefer to Work from Home
Employees would prefer to work from home than come to work. In fact, from the 2015 Employment Report we found that Hiring Managers have seen a 28% increase in the request from onsite workers to be able to work from home. Again, this comes as no surprise to me – who wouldn’t want to work from home? Well, there are many employees that would prefer to come to work than to stay at home. Many workers need the structure of a formal office, they need to be around other people for a sense of well- being and they like to get out of the house every day, to not be around family. However, these people are diminishing in number as work from home becomes more common place and more socially acceptable. I think we can expect to see more people trend towards work from home careers in the years to come.
Employers are Hiring more home office workers in many common industries that thrive with telecommute employment. The most popular work from home opportunity for job seekers are Customer Service Jobs. Customer Service Jobs are being offered for home employment by all types of companies, even businesses that have nothing to do with the internet. Employers are outsourcing back office operations like Customer service, Data-Entry Jobs, Administration, Sales and many more positions to remote workers. It doesn’t matter what industry a business is in, there is little to no need to have certain roles performed by workers in an office that can be done from a home office. To learn more about the different types of career from home, I highly recommend you read; Top 10 Work from Home Jobs, an article I wrote a few months ago that was very popular on Facebook.
Employers don’t need to sell workers on the notion of working from home, because you don’t need to sell something that’s already sold. It’s a given that almost all workers want to work from home at least part-time. When employees work from home they tend to be happier and more productive than they were onsite. The main reason for this are distractions in the office environment that lead to lower employee productivity. That comes with almost a sense of irony as employer’s early concern with work from home employees was that they would be distracted at their homes from family or easy temptations like the fridge or TV.
Hiring home office workers vs. allowing onsite workers to part time work from home are completely different concepts. There is a distinguishable difference between employees who come to the office and want to work-at-home part time, verses an employer eliminating an onsite position to replace with remote employees for all of the financial and strategic benefits. Many hiring managers start outsourcing to their existing employees by allowing some to work-at-home part time while still coming into the office some days of week. While this benefits the employee enormously, it has little to no benefit for the employer. If the business wants to experience the full financial and productivity benefits of converting to a work from home team, they will need to go all the way and replace onsite staff with work from home employees.
The Best Place for Employers to Hire Home Office Workers
Employers are hiring more and more home workers, however, two thirds of Hiring managers find work from home employees to be more difficult to hire than onsite workers. This is because they don’t get to have face to face interviews with work from home employees. In person meetings provide hiring managers with a lot of information such as; the candidate’s appearance, the candidate’s temperament, the candidate’s personality and so many little things that a hiring manager may not be able to detect when conducting a virtual interview. The best website for employers to find and hire a top home office worker is through HomeOfficeCareers.com. Home Office Careers is free for employers to post work from home jobs and free for approved employers to preview resumes of top work from home talent. Candidates from Home Office Careers are dedicated to working at home and are available for immediate employment with top companies recruiting home office workers.
About the 2015 Employment Report
The 2015 Employment Report by Home Office Careers was conducted through a survey of over 121 Hiring Mangers, HR Managers and Recruiters. The purpose of the research report was to learn about the current state of home employment in the US workforce and have a prediction of where the work from home industry is headed. Findings of the report were recently published in a Press Release including 109 major news outlets across the country reaching in excess of 10 million viewers! To read about the Highlights of the recent Press Release, please read this blog; HR Managers Survey Press Release. Home Office Careers works exclusively with companies that hire work from home employees.
Employers are Hiring more Home Office Workers
Employers are increasing their recruitment ads for home office workers now in 2016 and are expected to increase them forseeably through 2020. Work from home employees represent a large and a growing segment of the US workforce. At this rate the notion of working from home will seem like the norm for millions of American workers by 2020. Already a booming industry, work from home opportunities will only increase as the information industry grows and as technologies continue to improve our ability to work and live freely.