remote jobs in it industry

According to a recently published article in Forbes, the remote work revolution is not slowing down. Although it up for debate in a lot of companies and they struggle to revise policies or implement ‘flexibility’, there is evident data emerging from research that shows that companies that are incorporating remote work are winning 2020.

Some companies such as gaper, are already remote from the start of their journey while others are now finding ways to make this transition smooth.

Remote IT jobs are also on the rise, but the question remains that what exactly does remote work have to offer to the IT industry. Let’s find out:

1. Increased productivity

With the onset of remote work, many employers have found an increase in productivity within their teams. This could owe to a lot of factors such as increased flexibility in regards to work hours, lesser stress levels with cut down in commute times, and even a better work-life balance overall. According to an article published by Forbes, Teleworkers are on average 40% more productive than their office counterparts and have reported an increase in output by 4.4%

2. Better Performance

We all have days where our managers are being a little too challenging or their way too much pressure to be able to focus. It is reported that there is on average an increase in the quality of work when workers have autonomy in regards to location and their environment. So better performance, fewer defects is a huge perk when it comes to having remote jobs. We all know that within the IT industry, it’s always a plus when there are lesser bugs to fix!

3. Increased Engagement

Imagine having an in-house development team with a 60% engagement rate. It’s counterproductive to say the least. In the IT industry, engagement is crucial when it comes to the success of an ongoing project. Developers for example, are working in teams with work often being done simultaneously on the front and the back end. Remote teams report 41% decrease in absenteeism which could increase productivity by ten folds.

4. Greater Retention

It’s easier to retain resources in a remote work environment. One of the leading causes of people switching jobs is a change in location or the commute being way too expensive or stressful. With remote jobs that become easier to eliminate.

Also according to statistics, 54% of employees prefer flexibility in work hours and would shift if offered just that. This is another factor that can easily be controlled and achieved via remote work.

5. Increased Profits

With an increase in productivity, retention rate, and a decrease in quality defects, profits are bound to go up. With remote teams, it also becomes possible to capture markets or to target customers that you would otherwise struggle to achieve.

Companies with telecommuters have reported a 21% increase in profits!

6. Bigger resource pool

With an increase in the globalization of industries and especially the tech industry, it’s almost impossible not to want to hire people from across the globe. Being remote also allows you to dive into resource pools that will otherwise be out of your reach.

This also means that IT companies don’t have to invest thousands of dollars into getting a good resource in-house and worry about paperwork, visa costs etc.

The pandemic has highlighted the fact that there is always an opportunity in disguise no matter the circumstance. Right now the United states stands at a shortage of software developers that is estimated to rise to 1.4 million by the next year.

With millions of people out of jos, it’s the perfect opportunity to teach them new skills and engage them in remote jobs such as wen development, App development, coding etc.

Many startups like Nerdii are now actively engaging in training individuals and also recruiting the top vetted talent from across the globe. This goes to show the power and potential that remote work holds in the IT industry across the world.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.