Along with hiring globally, the strongest companies of the future will be remote-first. It's only a matter of time until most Fortune 500 and global brands give their employees the flexibility to work from anywhere. In fact, the shift has already begun. Recently, 21% of business leaders said that they believe that global mobility is a priority for attracting top talent.
Whether it's working from a beach in Portugal, the mountains in Switzerland, or a skyscraper in Dubai — employees are happier when they're given the freedom to build their ideal work environment, and companies benefit from this happiness.
It's undeniable that remote work is also better for parents and families, allowing them to step away from the desk when they need to and take care of unexpected events. If someone has a family member who gets sick, they can continue working while also taking care of them.
Over 50% of hiring professionals agree that work flexibility not only attracts candidates but also encourages retention. Giving your teammates the flexibility to choose how they work and when they work empowers them to perform better and stay in their current job longer.
Increasingly, employees want to be location-agnostic, and companies who support this will have access to the best talent at the most competitive prices.