Why New-Age Startups Should Hire More Remote Employees

Kemmy D
4 min readMar 16, 2020
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With coronavirus taking over the world, many firms are now ‘experimenting’ how remote work works for them. In 2020, I would say that it is a little too late for a business to experiment or try out remote work. It is about time they had the required infrastructure for it.

Why Remote Work Is Good for Employees

In today’s world, most employees are paid less than they deserve to earn. Some just earn enough to barely pay their bills. It is costly to own a house, a car and if you have a family, it is even worse. Working 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday itself could affect an employee mentally and physically. Some of the hours after work are spent running errands and finishing chores, which leaves little time for a normal employee to spend with their families or with themselves.

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With capitalization on the rise, businesses and companies might begin to earn more, but for employees, it is the other way round. You will be surprised to know how much an average employee spends just commuting to and from work. I spend almost 2 hours a week just for commuting, but that’s just because my work is a 12-minute drive from my house. Many people spend 10 to 20 hours a week just commuting to work.

But time isn’t the only concern here. Owning a car is costly these days. Monthly payments, insurance, maintenance, fuel and other overhead charges add to an employee’s travel woes. Moreover, it is frustrating from an employee’s point of view to spend so much money just to keep a job and travel to work, while also spending money on rent or a mortgage.

Thus, remote work could eliminate all the problems for an employee. You could save money on travelling and even stop owning a vehicle. This will also give you more time to complete your chores and will allow you to spend quality time with your family, though you are technically working.

Why Remote Work is Good For Companies

Running a company comes at a cost. Most companies exhaust a big budget on workspaces, office chairs, computers, electricity and…

Kemmy D

Started writing for fun, now it's gotten quite serious. Sorry, Joker!