Remote Jobs – Top companies offering remote work & if it’s right for you

Markets have become more global, people more mobile, and talent harder to retain. If you are managing a team, running your own business, and/or working with younger workers (especially the Millennials and even younger workers), chances are, you’d have realized how much this new generation of workers value flexibility and freedom.

Let’s take a closer look at what your workplace could look like in just a few years:

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Infographic courtesy of Nelson_online

 

Remote work could play a big part in delivering the flexibility that the new generation of talent demands. Besides attracting and retaining talents, remote work – if set up properly – can also be extremely cost- and time- effective for everyone.  Here are some of the benefits:

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Who are some of the companies already leveraging on this trend? Well, here are the top 100 companies offering remote jobs according to FlexJobs (an online job listings board for telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time and freelance jobs).

100 TOP COMPANIES WITH REMOTE JOBS IN 2015

1. Teletech

2. Convergys

3. Sutherland Global Services

4. Amazon

5. Kelly Services (2nd Year)

6. Kaplan (2nd Year)

7. First Data (2nd Year)

8. IBM (2nd Year)

9. SAP (2nd Year)

10. Westat (2nd Year)

11. UnitedHealth Group (2nd Year)

12. Dell (2nd Year)

13. Working Solutions

14. Intuit

15. US-Reports

16. Xerox (2nd Year)

17. PAREXEL (2nd Year)

18. Aetna (2nd Year)

19. Humana  (2nd Year)

20. VMware (2nd Year)

21. Salesforce  (2nd Year)

22. American Express (2nd Year)

23. HD Supply  (2nd Year)

24. Forest Laboratories (2nd Year)

25. ADP (2nd Year)

26. K12 Inc.  (2nd Year)

27. CyberCoders (2nd Year)

28. U.S. Department of Transportation (2nd Year)

29. Connections Academy (2nd Year)

30. World Travel Holdings

31. About.com  (2nd Year)

32. Apple (2nd Year)

33. U.S. Department of the Interior

34. Aon (2nd Year)

35. Western Governors University (2nd Year)

36. U.S. Department of Agriculture

37. Anthem, Inc. (formerly Wellpoint) (2nd Year)

38. Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (2nd Year)

39. Overland Solutions, Inc. (2nd Year)

40. Appen (2nd Year)

41. Covance

42. McKesson Corporation (2nd Year)

43. Teradata Corporation (2nd Year)

44. CACI International (2nd Year)

45. Citizens Financial Group

46. Red Hat (2nd Year)

47. Adobe Systems (2nd Year)

48. Broadspire (2nd Year)

49. Walden University (2nd Year)

50. EMC

51. Infor (2nd Year)

52. BCD Travel (2nd Year)

53. Healthfirst (2nd Year)

54. LanguageLine Solutions (2nd Year)

55. Dell SecureWorks (2nd Year)

56. Grand Canyon University (2nd Year)

57. Precyse Solutions (2nd Year)

58. Real Staffing

59. University of Maryland University College (2nd Year)

60. Symantec (2nd Year)

61. AutoTrader.com

62. Sodexo (2nd Year)

63. SuccessFactors (a SAP (ranked #9) company)

64. Hartford Financial Services Group (2nd Year)

65. Autodesk (2nd Year)

66. American Heart Association (2nd Year)

67. Nielsen (2nd Year)

68. Ecolab (2nd Year)

69. Erie Insurance Group

70. General Electric – GE (2nd Year)

71. Edmentum

72. Polycom

73. Amerigroup (recently acquired by Anthem, ranked #37)

74. Health Net (2nd Year)

75. ChamnessOnline

76. Kronos Incorporated (2nd Year)

77. Teleflex

78. CVS Caremark (2nd Year)

79. Thomson Reuters (2nd Year)

80. GEISWriters.com

81. Canonical (2nd Year)

82. Achieve Test Prep

83. Onyx Pharmaceuticals

84. Teach For America

85. Leidos

86. Unisys (2nd Year)

87. BMC Software

88. Hanover Insurance Group

89. Perficient Inc.

90. Yoh

91. Computer Sciences Corporation – CSC (2nd Year)

92. Pitney Bowes (2nd Year)

93. 3M

94. Nationwide Insurance

95. New Teacher Project

96. MedAssets

97. CenturyLink Technology Solutions

98. CIGNA

99. FlexProfessionals, LLC (2nd Year)

100. Magellan Health Services

 

Do you recognize some of these names?

Well, remote and flexible work arrangements are definitely on the rise, and set to become the norm for the future, especially for knowledge- or ideas- based work (like engineering, programming, accounting, designing etc.).

TIPS FOR REMOTE WORK

How do you set yourself up for success with these new arrangements?

If you are a remote worker, know that life as a remote worker comes with its own sets of requirements and adjustments – see our tips for effective remote working.

As a manager or business owner, assuming you’ve already decided to give remote work a shot, there are a number of important tips that you’d want to take note of, to make it a success.

Remote_Tips for remote collaboration

Get more details on remote collaboration, and hiring/ managing of remote workers in this article.

 

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