Is working from home the future for businesses?

Is working from home the future for businesses?

Is working from home the future for businesses?

In Australia at the moment, we have a large percent of the population working from home.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed so much; it looks like one of those changes in the future of our working lives.

Here’s why…

The ACTU Working from Home Survey showed that 47.7% of people working from home reported they were more productive.

There are many benefits to working from home, like job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is such a powerful thing, and in times like this, you want a flexible job – flexible working is actually considered the top work perk by around 59% of employees.

We can go through the perks for employees all day, BUT what are employers thoughts on working from home…?

Businesses that have not been significantly affected by COVID-19 may have had the option to go remote. Companies who have taken up this option have reported an increase in employee productivity and employee self-motivation.

So, with the strong demand for remote work – is it time to consider a career change? Let’s go over the pros and cons…

What’re the Pros

  1. Flexibility. With your desk, computer, headset and cup of coffee set up – you can work anytime and anywhere.
  2. Improved focus. How often have you been at work and start finding yourself distracted? Remote work improves your self-discipline.
  3. Save money. This one is a big one. Who isn’t looking for a way to bargain a better savings account?
  4. Make time for education. Working a 9-5 job whilst studying is one of the most difficult things to do, BUT imagine as soon as you finish work you can sit down, have some afternoon tea or dinner and then jump online to do your course!

What’re the Cons

  1. Communication. Yes, this will be a con at first; however, with the right processes and the right digital platforms – it is something any business can make work.
  2. Socialisation. If you are a very social person and social interactions are something you need at work, working remote probably isn’t for you. If you really want to go remote, though, you may want to consider something like team webinars or client webinars, and this is to keep up your daily socialisation.

In demand and popular working from home jobs

With working from home now being such an in-demand job, let’s have a think about – what jobs are best for working at home?

Ranking in the top remote jobs are:
  • Customer Service Assistants
  • Online sales representatives
  • Administration positions
  • Online tutors
  • Bookers or Human Resource officers

We would love to hear from you… What do you think a popular working from home job is? Share your opinion here.

After hearing all the pros, cons and statistical data – do you like the sound of working from home? Because, if you do, we can get you there!

Our courses

At LET Training, we offer a wide range of courses that work from home friendly (after completion) and also study from home friendly. Our courses are provided entirely online and are nationally recognised.

Here is a list of courses that you may want to consider…

In June 2021, 28% of Australians aged 18 years and over had undertaken study or training since January 2021. Now is a great time to start studying to look at changing careers into the new demand. With business courses being some of the leading courses to enrol in.

Career Outcomes

BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business

  • Customer support officer
  • Operations officer
  • Corporate receptionist
  • & more

BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Payroll Officer
  • Human Resource Coordinator
  • & more

BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

  • Team Leaders in a wide range of enterprise and industry contexts.
  • Managers in a wide range of enterprise and industry contexts.

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About LET Training

LET Training provides nationally recognised online training courses. From Human Resources to Leadership & Management, Business & Administration and Work Health & Safety, all of our courses are delivered entirely online. You can study anywhere, anytime.
As a National Registered Training Organisation (RTO no.41179), LET Training is proud to deliver online training courses at a variety of levels. All students studying with LET Training will receive support from our dedicated trainers five-days-a-week.
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