Remote work has been on the rise since 2012, thanks to improving technology and some workers’ desire for greater flexibility. However, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly accelerated many companies’ move to a remote workforce. According to some estimates, more than half of the country’s workforce moved to remote work, and many businesses plan to make these changes permanent.
Hiring remote workers can have many benefits. It can help companies hire top talent, retain employees that prefer to work from home, and even spur innovation and creative thinking among employees. But, having a large remote workforce is not without its pitfalls, and more businesses than ever are now trying to figure out how to make remote work feasible at a large scale.
As more employees leave the office and spread across the country—or even abroad—one of the biggest problems this can cause for employers is complicating the company payroll system.