Imagine being able to measure your daily commute in steps rather than miles. That’s one reason the number of remote employees has increased 115 percent since 2005. But it’s not just remote workers who benefit. So can the small businesses that hire them. Take a look at the pros and cons of hiring remote employees.
Whether you call them remote employees or telecommuters, an estimated 40 percent of U.S. employees now work remotely on a full or part time basis. To take advantage of that trend, it’s important for business owners to understand the rewards and risks of hiring remote employees.
Remote employees offer both opportunities and challenges for small businesses. Understanding each will help you determine whether the time is right to hire remote employees for your small business.