Picture this: the sun is shining brightly in the sky. It’s warm out, but there is a cool breeze coming in from across the sea. It waves through your hair; softly, like a whisper, but warm like a mug of hot cocoa. It contrasts perfectly with the ice cold drink pressed up against your pursed lips. You take a sip…and exhale. Your toes wiggle into the sand and you enjoy the view of your family off in the distance. It’s a perfect summer day. It’s perfect enough that you nearly forget that you’re working right now. Remote work really is the best.
Sounds too good to be true, you say? Well, it’s true here at Bryq, where we pride ourselves on being a remote-first working environment. Our company culture thrives on having the flexibility and freedom that working from home allows. It keeps our team happy while Bryq enjoys the employer benefits that come from having a remote staff. It’s a win-win!
We wanted to share with you how us ‘Bryqsters’ enjoyed our summer working from home (or elsewhere!) and why having a remote-first working environment may be exactly what your company is missing.
How ‘Bryqsters’ Enjoyed Remote Work Perks This Summer
The most obvious remote work reward our employees enjoy is not the ability to work from the comfort of their own homes, but being able to work from anywhere in the world! The Bryq Team took full advantage of their freedom this summer and lived their best “digital nomad” lives. Join us in reminiscing all of the wonderful sights we saw around the world this summer.
The Benefits of Working Remotely (for Employees)
Of course, being able to travel to incredible places while working is a great incentive, but it’s not the only incentive that remote work offers to employees. Being able to work from home also offers employees incredible work-life balance. This leads to higher productivity and lower stress levels.
Not only can employees typically choose the location in which they work, but sometimes they might also be able to negotiate their hours. Long gone are the days of working 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. While employees may continue to enjoy the habit of working set hours, many employers may allow employees to work on their own schedule. This is especially helpful to full-time parents of children who need them or caretakers who have sick, injured, or elderly loved ones. Doctors are typically open during working hours, so being able to leave your desk for an hour or two to help out really helps.
Employees who rely on their creativity may also feel more creative at night than they do in the morning. It allows creative employees the freedom to work when they feel inspired. If an employee’s quality of work is not up to par, it’s a clear sign that they aren’t putting the hours into their remote jobs.
Additionally, working remotely allows employees to save money. They no longer need to spend money on commuting, parking spaces, takeout lunches or takeaway coffees. Working from home may also offer them tax breaks and may allow them to write off things like utilities as a business expense.
The Benefits of Working Remotely (for Employers)
Believe it or not, remote work doesn’t just offer benefits to employees. Employers get to reap the benefits of remote work as well. We’ve already said that remote employees are often more productive and less stressed. This leads to better work quality, employee retention, and a better work culture that employees are happy to be a part of.
Remote workplaces are also great for the environment. Companies now more than ever are being held accountable for their social responsibilities for things like the environment. By allowing employees to work remotely, you are keeping them from clogging the air with car fumes and are not needing to regularly use single-use products like paper, computer ink, and plastic. It’s a great way to reach your sustainability goals. You’ll also save on electricity bills and rent – you can’t pay those when your office doesn’t exist!
The one benefit that Bryq benefits most from is our ability to hire anybody from anywhere in the world. When you have a physical office, you are only able to hire candidates from a certain talent pool within a short radius from your office. If you belong to a virtual office, you have access to talent from across the globe at your fingertips. Bryq currently has employees from various parts of the world working together as a team in real-time. It allows us to learn and thrive in a diverse work environment. It’s a huge part of our culture and it’s a perk we really enjoy having.
Bryq Helps Build Remote Work Environments
While the summer season may be coming to an end for most of the Bryq Team, the remote work perks don’t end with it. We get to enjoy job flexibility and remote work perks throughout the year. As autumn approaches, many members of our team plan on working remotely and are making safe travel plans to see the world with their laptops in hand. So, do you want to know how your company can enjoy similar perks? Do you want to know our secret?
The secret is that it isn’t a secret at all – we are able to build a strong remote-first work environment through the Bryq talent intelligence platform. We use our own talent assessment software to measure how well job candidates would perform in a mobile environment through our “Remote Work” indicator. Our assessment is backed by I/O psychology, and our science shows that certain personality traits allow certain candidates to adapt better in a remote work environment than others. Our retention rate is nearly perfect thanks to Bryq software.
We’d love to help you build a remote-first work environment full of strong, adaptable remote workers! Sign up for a free 7-day trial and see for yourself how Bryq can help you build an army of remote employees. Need some help? Book a demo with us so we can show you how to get the most of our product. Now go ahead and pack your bags – you’re going places with Bryq.