Eric Handler headshot Written by: Eric Handler

Post-Pandemic: The Growth of Remote Work Demand

For leaders in this post-pandemic world, the decision to stay remote is affecting not only current employees but recruiting and hiring as well. We are seeing it in almost every search.

The demand is high for jobs that allow remote work. Employers are having a difficult time filling positions that don’t allow for remote work, while the ones that are fully remote are filling faster than demand.

“On LinkedIn, the share of US jobs that allow remote work increased fivefold, from less than 2 percent in May 2020 to about 10 percent in May 2021. Those jobs are getting 25 percent of all applications.” – Vox

Before the pandemic, most of us were not used to remote work, until we were forced to work remotely. Since then, we’ve seen a shift in mindset for many people. Now many Americans are looking for remote work only after seeing what it’s like. 

Desk with laptop, coffee mug, plant, and sign that reads Work From Home

Many employees are even quitting their jobs to look for a new one that allows remote work. One in three remote workers may quit if required to come back to the office. Where will they go next? To a company that allows remote work.

If you do offer remote work, you likely see an influx in applications. Make sure you are clear about the remote work options for your company on the job description and consider using this as a tactic to market the position.

If you don’t offer remote work, it’s time to think about what’s best for your company. It could start to affect recruiting.

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