IG Intro

IG Intro

More than 70 percent of workers from around the globe now spend at least one day a week working remotely and that number is only climbing. Younger generations, in particular, see a flexible working environment as a necessary aspect of a company where they would consider working. Employers don't have the short end of the stick when it comes to this trend, though. In the long run, employers spend less money per employee when they primarily work from home.

With remote work the future, tools that support project management, cloud-based file sharing, and secure video and messaging are more important and sought after than ever. In turn, these tools help shape the landscape of the remote work world. Not all programs are created equally and employers should seek to choose solutions that best fit their company.

Finding tools for remote work begins by identifying needs. In addition to tools specific to the role of each employee, basic needs for a remote worker will include a Video Chat API in order to communicate with others in the company. A company also will need a cloud-based file-sharing system to store and disseminate documents and information to all employees of a company. Most businesses also will also benefit from a project management system that pairs well with the tools they're already using.

The rise of remote work presents new opportunities for employers and employees alike. Employers can leverage the opportunity to save money and attract talent in new ways while employees can find new satisfaction in their careers.