Global Data Shows Surge in Remote Work


Given the recent change and increase in remote work, we encourage you to think about how studying remotely could prepare you for a potential job world where remote work is the norm (in addition to working with remote teams irrespective of COVID). Which stories from this experience could you leverage in the future to identify yourself as a strong candidate for a future employer? – MIT Sloan CDO

By Murat Erer | LinkedIn | July 30, 2020

When COVID-19 hit earlier this year, the number of people working remotely skyrocketed. Millions of companies had to embrace work-from-home only to be pleasantly surprised by the results. Some have since announced more permanent remote plans, banking on cost-savings, wider talent pools, and greater diversity. On LinkedIn, remote job postings nearly tripled since March, as employers around the globe adapted to the new reality.

There’s been a range of approaches — some companies have labeled their new postings “temporarily remote due to COVID-19.” Others have begun shifting roles to permanently remote because temporary was so successful. Still others have made remote optional, or at least are committing to it despite uncertainty around the details.

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