Remote work is here to stay

Remote work is here to stay

Remote work is here to stay

It not only benefits employees, this way of working also benefits companies. Find out why.

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When remote work (also referred to as telecommuting) first began, many companies didn’t immediately trust the concept. What they probably pictured was employees slacking on the job watching re-runs on television rather than working. Without direct supervision, companies didn’t believe that employees would do as much work at home as they did in the office.

Another concern that companies had with remote work was that it would negatively impact communication and collaboration with other team members if all the employees weren’t on-site together.

Fast-forward to present day, where remote work has now become more than just a “nice to have” benefit; many workers now expect to be able to work remotely. Remote work isn’t just a benefit for the workers, but also for companies. Let´s see why:

1. Increases productivity
  • Remote workers tend to be more productive because:
  • Don’t need to commute into work.
  • They can finish their work on their own time.
  • Workers aren’t distracted by their coworkers.
  • Your team can take breaks when they need to.
  • Their schedule is more flexible.
  • They are self-motivated.

Would you like to know more about tips to make your remote work more productive? Don´t miss these Hacks & Tips by Galactic Feed

2. Reduces costs

You don’t need to rent office space to be in business. There are certain advantages to gathering your whole team in the same space, but your costs would also increase. Remote teams can significantly move the needle the other way.

3. Remote workers are healthier

Numerous studies and research show that certain aspects of in-housework have negative effects on mental and physical wellbeing, and these can be mitigated or reduced by working remotely.

Remote workers can be happier and healthier, and the knock-on effects can have positive impacts on your business.

Remote workers are just as productive (if not more) than their in-office counterparts. Office environments can be noisy and distracting, often with constant interruptions. Working remotely removes most of the normal in-office distractions and allows employees to have control over their day and focus on their work. The teamwork doesn’t suffer like some companies think because of the available collaboration and communication tools available.

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Remote work and the demand for it will only continue to increase. Companies who have a more flexible work force are well placed and well-prepared for the future. Want to hire employers remotely from any part of the word? It’s easy!. Contact us

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1. Are you an international PEO?

Professional Employment Organizations (PEOs) provide their services in most cases by co- employing the workers with their clients. Co-employment does not exist in an identical format outside of the US. Our EOR service is designed exclusively for companies with the need to hire employees outside of the US. So, while the service is modeled after PEOs in the US and does provide many of the same benefits of a PEO, we are not an international PEO.

2. How can we engage a worker in a country where my business has no presence or establishment?

We can employ foreign workers in many countries on our client’s behalf. This means that in countries where your company does not have a business entity, you can still legally employ local workers. Our clients do not have to form a local entity. That is one of the core benefits of our EOR service delivery mode.

3. Will we need to set up bank accounts in the country we wish to engage a worker in?

No, foreign banking facilities and local funds are not required. We manage the foreign payments in the local currency, and then invoice the client in GBP, Euros or USD. However, in most countries, the worker being paid will need to have an in-country bank account to receive funds in the local currency.

4. How do we know what benefits we must provide for the worker?

The laws on benefit provisions are completely unique to each country. By becoming the employer of record, become responsible for ensuring all statutory benefits are provided to the worker. In addition, we can offer clients insights into what is customary in each country and in many cases, will provide referrals to benefit experts who design supplemental packages, if desired. Our clients find that this is a great way to help workers feel unaffected by the alternative arrangement, which results in higher worker retention.

5. How can I pay my foreign worker compliantly?

All you need to do is to agree what to pay the worker, have them sign the approved in-country worker contract, adhere to the agreed upon payroll schedule and leave the rest to us.

Do you still have doubts?

With our services our clients no longer need to own a local entity to employ talent compliantly. We offer the most cost-effective way of growing internationally while maintaining legal compliance within the countries your experts work in. Contact us

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1. Research locations

Before choosing a destination for your international career, research possible locations. Learn about different countries and cultures and determine whether you will be able to easily work in your industry in the places you’d like to live. If you are considering changing industries as part of your work abroad, research opportunities in your new industry in the locations that interest you. Discuss options with an experienced traveler in your industry, if it would help. Reach out to industry professionals in your intended destination, as well. Consider using a list application or spreadsheet to keep track of what you find.

2. Understand your visa conditions

Some visa types in some locations require international workers to return to their home country periodically, or if you leave the job you were hired for when you moved. Many employers provide support with the process of obtaining a work visa, so consider clarifying these details independently as well as with your human resources department to be sure your understanding is clear. Be sure to develop a contingency plan for what you will do regarding your visa if or when your employment conditions change.

3. Leverage your company’s support

Your company will probably help you sort out the details of your visa and other necessary paperwork. Try to leverage your company’s support as much as possible in other aspects of your transition to working abroad, as well. For example, you might want to find out if your company offers relocation assistance. Some companies will help provide funding for moving services and transportation or help arrange these services for employees who are working internationally. Explore your company’s resources for locating housing and learning about your destination country’s culture, as well.

4. File taxes appropriately

Tax laws will vary depending on where you are moving for work, but you will probably have to pay U.S. federal taxes no matter where you go as long as you are a U.S. citizen. Research tax implications thoroughly as part of your decision-making process. You might take taxes into account, for example, when evaluating the relative salary you will receive in a particular location or role. Be sure to file your taxes appropriately as well, when they are due, and consider conferring with a tax specialist if you have questions.

5. Consider local transportation

Think ahead about how you will get around once you arrive in your destination. If you will need to purchase or rent a vehicle, look into those processes and availability before you go. If you are going to rely on public transportation, learn as much as you can about the local transit systems ahead of time and obtain any important maps and schedules. Try using the local transit system’s mobile app to access transportation information on-the-go, if it makes sense for your situation.

6. Carry your visa

In most places, it is often best to carry your visa with you when you are traveling in your new destination. You might be required to provide identification for different reasons in your travels, and if you are lost or experience an emergency your visa document might help you access services you need. Consider using a dedicated visa pouch and carry it close to your body to keep it safe.

Many people decide to move to work in another country. But did you know that many others are working for companies in other countries without the need to move?

Working abroad without the need to move

Yes, it is possible thanks to teleworking and companies like Roots that make the process of recruitment and payments legal and safe. Do you want to know more about us? Contact us

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So… what are those other questions you need to consider to help you make an informed decision? Consider the following when comparing job offers or whether to stay in your current role:

  • Where will you contribute the most value? Will this new job provide more opportunities for you to make a difference?
  • Where will you be most valued? Will others be more appreciative of your talents and contributions?
  • How does the opportunity line up with your career aspirations? Does it provide opportunities to advance to the next level?
  • How does this job fit with your personal life? What about the commute? Will you have flexibility to attend the kids’ special events?
  • Work/life balance – is this job going to be a grind where you’re going to burn out fast? Or does it provide a sense of overall balance, even though you may have to put in extra hours from time to time?
  • Socially responsibility – if social consciousness means a lot to you then this may be part of your consideration. Perhaps the company sells a product that you feel is harmful or doesn’t line up with your personal values.

And the decision becomes more difficult when the job offer involves changing the place where you reside. But… did you know that today you can work for companies that are abroad without having to physically move? and be legally contracted with the laws of your country?

Remote work is a good choice

This may interest both workers and companies. It simplifies and saves money and resources for companies. Do you want to know more about us? Contact us

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