Remote workers are more common than ever in the U.S., with a recent Gallup survey finding a 4 percentage point increase in the number of employees engaging in some
level of remote work over the past several years. Not only are more Americans working out of the office, but they are also doing it more frequently, with a 7 percent increase in
the number of respondents working remotely four to five days a week.
Looking at the workforce as a whole, the total number of telecommuters has increased 115 percent over the course of the last decade, according to the 2017 State of
Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report. Why? For one thing, many employees want the flexibility that comes with remote work. In fact, offering remote work
as an option helps many companies attract more qualified candidates.
Many roles also require remote work. This is particularly true for growing businesses that need to get maximum productivity out of a smaller staff. Roles that call
for client meetings or attendance at promotional events keep employees on the go, making remote work unavoidable.
While studies have shown remote workers can actually be more productive, distance does create communication challenges. Remote employees need seamless access to
all tools and resources to perform their jobs no matter where they are. This is especially true for mobile remote workers who move from one client site or event to another.
Mobile communications is growing to the forefront, allowing companies to Future proof their current on-site communications solution investment by enabling it to
work seamlessly with a mobile business communications app.
Keep employees connected no matter where they are, whether that’s moving from one distributor to the next or switching between events. Mobile employees can have
seamless access to the same features as those working behind a desk.
Make it possible for remote workers to never miss a call from a partner or prospect with an app that allows them to answer calls from multiple lines. If someone’s on hold,
anyone with the app can take the call, avoiding missed opportunities.
Provide a voice-centric solution offering business-class quality to support remote workers with a reliable solution, whether they’re at a crowded event or driving from one
appointment to another.
Enable remote employees to get instant answers through group calling and chat features, offering them a space to ask questions
Support growing businesses with a scalable system, making it simple to add users as required. Seasonal ebbs and flows are just as easily supported.
Cloud-based mobile apps make management simple and effective. An intuitive system requires minimal training and reduces IT requirements for maintenance and support.
Paying for unnecessary functionality can be avoided with a business mobile application that delivers only those features that growing small-to-medium businesses
need to succeed. One craft brewer saw a 38 percent cost savings with a unified communications system that supported their ever-changing needs.
Since a communications system is the hub of a successful team, cloud-delivered business mobile applications extend the workplace to remote employees. By ensuring
they can be reached anywhere and anytime – whether they’re on the road, with a client or at an event – businesses keep remote employees connected, informed and part of