How Remote Work has Evolved
How remote work has evolved
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"Ten years ago, remote employment basically meant a telemarketing or customer service position at below minimum wage," said Samantha Lambert, director of human resources at website design company Blue Fountain Media.
"It rarely was connected with a full-time career. Nowadays, technology affords us the ability to get the same job done, no matter where in the world we are. [It has] enabled us to be in contact with co-workers or clients at any time."
One of the most helpful technologies in making remote work seamless is videoconferencing. Live video feeds help out-of-office workers see and speak to one another in real time, anywhere they are, which is the next best thing to a face-to-face meeting.
But this capability wouldn't be possible without the widespread broadband internet adoption that's occurred over the past 10 to 15 years.
"Video over the internet could not really happen until the vast majority of consumers had broadband deployed everywhere," said Tim Treanor, CEO of OVS Media, a company that specializes in live broadcasting government and nonprofit web content.
"Corporate events and meetings are being webcast live over the internet to reach stakeholders who could not attend, and smaller internal meetings. This content can now be available live over the internet for collaboration for remote workers and teams."
Certain companies have even done away with renting a traditional office and instead run their business out of a shared co-working space to accommodate their largely remote workforce or moved their business completely remote and to the cloud.
"Shared office spaces, where remote employees can gather to work, have been created and are more widely available in different cities," Lambert said. "This in itself represents the growing amount of remote workers in recent years."
How Remote Workers Communicate
Punctuality Seems to be a Regional Customs
Meetings in the Midwest are more likely to start on time. Meetings on the East Coast or West Coast are more often late.
Virtual Staff Efficiency Report
Understanding the Remote WorkForce
Of Active TeleCommuters and remote job seekers have a Post Secondary Degree, with 35.1% having earned at least a Bachelor's Degree
Of TeleCommute job seekers have previous experience working in a job that allows telecommuting.
Remote Applicants Survey
Of Active TeleCommuters earn a minimum of $71,000 Annual Salary in their remote jobs
Of TeleCommute job seekers say the most frustrating part about applying to telecommunicating jobs is the lack of employer response to application.