We know the number of freelancers is on the rise, but more than half (55%) of hiring managers agree that remote work among full-time permanent employees is becoming more common, too. Many of the 1,000 hiring managers surveyed said that they expect up to 38% of their full-time staff will be working remotely in the … Continue reading “Remote work is “the new normal””
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It’s interesting to read this, because I’m wondering who these companies are and what kind of positions they have for permanent employees that are remote! In the tech comm field, I’m starting to realize that part of the problem is that there are very few permanent positions anymore–or it seems, from my years of job searching, very rare. The majority of tech comm positions are some sort of temporary or contract position, and while some are remote (it’s improving just a tiny bit), most are on site. There still seems to be an expectation of contract workers going to great lengths to either move to a location or do long commutes just to be able to work. If remote is the new normal, and remote working is rather conducive for many types of tech comm work, how come we aren’t seeing more of it? It still doesn’t feel like the “new normal” described in this article, although the article is encouraging.
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