When the COVID-19 pandemic hit this spring, it impacted the lives of millions of working Americans in ways no one could foresee. Suddenly, millions of professionals were out of work due to furloughs and layoffs. For those still working, their roles often took on a new meaning as employers began to find ways to have their employees work remotely.
As challenging as this experiment was, it suddenly became clear that working from home was not only feasible for many roles but also led to more productive, happier employees. If working remotely during the pandemic has caused you to reevaluate your career goals, you’re not alone.
Now that the country is opening back up and American workers are returning to the workplace, workers across the nation are realizing they don’t want to return to the office. In this post, our engineering recruiters at One Tech Engineering will talk about the benefits of working remotely and how our recruiters can help you reach a better work-life balance.
The Benefits of Working From Home
Some engineering professionals love the workplace environment and thrive on the opportunity to be close to others in their industry each day. Others find peripheral social interactions and politics to be unwelcome distractions. Interacting with coworkers can feel forced and even unpleasant.
For those workers, the opportunity to work from home gave them the chance to streamline their workday efforts and focus on contributing to their organization. Without having to commute in heavy traffic and rush to get children to school, they’re more relaxed and have more time on their hands to devote to their work. Engineering professionals with families find that working from home eases the challenges of childcare while allowing them to participate more actively in their children’s lives.
Here are a few more reasons to love working from home:
● Financial savings for employees
● Reduced overhead for employers
● More time for personal wellness
Finding a Work-Life Balance
Although the benefits of working from home are undeniable up to a point, some jobs just can’t be completed from home. As employers realize the benefits of remote employment, they’re looking for new ways to find a balance between working from home full-time and clocking in to the daily grind.
Many employers are adopting more flexible work hours as part of their regular workweek, giving employees a chance to strike a balance without skipping the office entirely. They still get to enjoy the benefits of working from home balanced with opportunities to get to know their team and complete work that can’t be done at home.
Contact our Minnesota Engineering Recruiting Services To Reimagine Your Work Week
If working from home during the quarantine left you feeling mentally refreshed and more productive than ever, the idea of showing up for the daily grind may no longer be the best fit.
At One Tech Engineering in Minnesota, our engineering recruiters can connect you with a work environment that gives you the work-life balance you need to be happy and successful.
Take advantage of our benefits package whether you’re hired on contract or contract-to-direct hire. To get back to work now, call and speak with our engineering recruiters at 952.884.9199, or contact us to discuss your ideal work environment today.