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Top 5 Differences of Having Remote Employees VS. In-House Employees

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Technology in recent years has become a tool in expanding people’s choices with the mode of work that they do. 

That is also why more and more companies are opting for remote working these days.

However, if you’re new to remote work, here are the top five differences in having a remote worker versus an in-house employee. 

Time Is Spent More Efficiently

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The number one difference between the two is the use of time. 

First, it does not take much of a person’s time to fix themselves for work and then deal with traffic on the way to the office. 

Instead, remote workers can focus immediately on the task at hand and use their time more efficiently. 

Also, meetings are a disaster when doing it in person, because in most cases, you have to wait for everyone before you can start with it. 

Also, in many cases, you have more distractions when you work with everyone inside an office. 

However, when you choose to meet each other remotely, you get straight to the point and tasks, without any distractions.

You Save Money

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When you hire a lot of in-house employees, it means you have the responsibility to rent a bigger space, depending on the size of your company. 

Also, you have to add more equipment.

However, with a remote worker, you can save more money since you don’t have to pay for a bigger space or other maintenance fees that are needed to run the office. 

No Need to Micro-Manage Every Action

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Yes, it may sound strange, but hiring remote workers means less micro-managing for the employer. 

Remote employees tend to be more responsible for their work outputs, and you, as an employer, can focus more on your tasks. 

There’s Less Pressure on the Side of the Employee

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Remote workers don’t need much supervising compared to in-house workers. 

Also, there’s less pressure meaning they can work more peacefully and focus on their tasks. 

On the other hand, in-house workers tend to focus more on quantity rather than quality due to the pressure of making the most of their office hours. 

In the process, it can affect their output. 

Increase in Productivity at Work

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Employees can focus more on their work in a remote setting instead of wasting time being distracted by others at work.

Because of that, it only follows that remote workers are more productive than in-house employees. 

Having that extra time to rest or maybe to breathe because remote workers have better use of their time can add to an employee’s productivity. 

Moreover, many remote workers can also choose to work at a time where they work best.

Meaning there’s more focus on quality work rather than just the quantity.