Both hybrid and remote work are becoming the new standard for the workforce, allowing increasing flexibility for the worker. Choose whether you want to take control of your workload or remain high-performing but have limitations over when you can do your job. Find out the benefits of hybrid vs remote work to determine what suits your personality and lifestyle the best!
Hybrid work is defined as working from home. This could be at a desk, standing up or on a couch. Depending on the company, it can be a permanent arrangement or on-demand work. A startup might for example have its workplace but still have to bring in outside talents for specific tasks such as market research, so they need to keep a flexible workforce.
Hybrid work is made up of many different kinds of remote work arrangements. Some of these arrangements include:
On-demand Work: On-demand companies will get the job done, and they won’t need you to come in every day. You’ll need to plan, just as if you were working in an office or an office-like setting. There are some perks to on-demand jobs; they often pay higher commissions than conventional jobs and have flexible schedules.
More flexible work schedules: You’re free to work your regular hours, come in whenever you want and leave when you need. These jobs may take less of a toll on your personal life than traditional office jobs, especially if the call centre type is what you’re used to.
▶️ Full-time or part-time: These companies will define their workforce by the hours they need to be completed, like in a traditional job. You’ll have to sign up with the company ahead of time to see what your schedule will be like.
Remote work is where you go online and do your job from home. You’ll still need to commute, and you won’t be able to build a workspace for yourself at home.
Remote work is often associated with online jobs, but you can also do remote work as a freelancer.
The biggest perk of freelance jobs is that you will have endless assignments, but they tend to pay less per hour than on-demand jobs. While freelancing might not be quite appealing anymore, the mindset is what you need. Remote work makes it easier to accept long hours and a lack of oversight.
The benefits of doing remote work are:
▶️ You can do your job anywhere with an Internet connection, and you don’t have to commute, making it much easier for people with families to plan their days. You’re also more likely to earn more money per hour than if you were working in a call centre or on-demand job.
▶️ While we may see increased remote work, hybrid work is not going anywhere soon. Companies will always need office workers to make them money.
▶️ Remote and hybrid are great options for those who have families, freelancers looking for a steady stream of assignments or full-time workers looking for a change of pace. Whether you choose one or the other, you should pick the best option based on your needs.
We at Agile HRO are no strangers to remote work or helping companies succeed, no matter how or where in the world. If you’re thinking about setting up a remote team, hiring employees around the globe, or simply considering expanding your business, feel free to reach out to us and tell us how we can help here.