Many companies and agencies have been operating remotely for years. With technological advancements making remote work possible for employees, many wonder why the practice hasn’t been more widely applied. Now, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, having remote work adopted at a global scale – a growing number of companies and their employees are opting to continue working remotely as a permanent solution.

 At Edge, we’ve been ahead of the times by understanding the value and benefits of remote work. 

Many of our own clients have embraced this new normal by leaving behind the office setting and continuing their agency operations from home. In a 2019 survey conducted by Airtasker,  researchers conducted a survey amongst employees who work remotely. The study found that working from home not only benefits employees by eliminating their daily commutes, it also increases productivity and leads to healthier lifestyles. Moreover, since the pandemic has pushed companies across the globe to adapt to remote work, a number of our clients came to the realization that their employees were much more productive and they were also able to significantly cut down on costs usually spent on the office. 

It’s no wonder this growing trend is being adapted on a widespread scale. It’s a win-win situation for both employers and employees. 

Here’s a list of reasons why remote work should be adopted by insurance agencies worldwide

Save Costs

According to the Global Workplace Analytics, a typical company can save around $11,000 per year for every employee who works at home! Costs such as overhead, real estate, transportation, and subsidies are all factored into your cost savings!

Increased Productivity & Performance

According to a survey conducted by FlexJobs, 65% of employees think that they would be more productive working remotely than in a traditional office setting. 

Because working from home usually leads to fewer interruptions, lack of commute, and decreased stress levels, remote workers typically have more time and fewer distractions – leading to increased productivity. 

With technological advancements making work possible from any time and anywhere, the traditional office setting just doesn’t seem as feasible anymore. For insurance agencies, CRM platforms make it possible to ensure your clients and prospects are being provided with excellent service – irrespective of location.

Location Independence

One of the more considerable benefits of working remotely is having access to a broader range of talent. When you aren’t restricted to a geographical location, you’re able to open up your agency to a pool of talent no matter where they are. This level of widespread talent inclusiveness helps your agency bring in exceptional professionals ready to boost your agency to new horizons.

#TheEdgeWay

At Edge, staying ahead of the times has always been a top priority – which is why we were created in the first place. We understood the benefits of remote work and how successful it can be for insurance agencies. Born from an insurance agency ourselves, we know all too well what it takes to help you achieve your agency goals. Ensuring your transition to remote work is smooth, Edge provides you with a fully-trained talented remote employee for 70% less cost than what you would pay for locally. With our services, clients wonder why they didn’t embrace remote work much sooner!