Work From Home Is The Future? Thousands Of 100% WFH Jobs Posted By These Firms
Work from home was introduced as a workspace counter to the physical restrictions imposed by the virus and after a period of two years people have been accustomed to the WFH setting and even after corporates calling people back to work from office, job search platforms suggest that there is evolving interest in ‘permanent work-from-home’ jobs.
Since January 2021, Monster India which is an online job portal has posted over 2,000 work-from-home jobs. For a total of 6 lakh active jobs on the platform, total applications have been approximately 60, 000.
Growing Number Of Permanent Remote Jobs
A growing trend of permanent remote jobs has also been reported by job platform Naukri.com. A new feature for ‘permanent remote’ and temporary ‘Work From Home during Covid’ has been launched by the company in July 2021. Post this feature addition, out of 93,000 remote jobs being listed, which 22% jobs were for permanent remote roles only.
Using this new filter, a total of 32 lakh job searches for permanent and temporary remote jobs were made over the last six months.
With highest search i.e over 3.5 lakh being reported only in the month of December 2021, about 57% of searches were made for permanent remote jobs during the same time.
More permanently remote jobs are being posted by IT Software, Software Services, ITeS and Recruitment/Staffing sectors as per the Naukri data. Naukri said that Amazon, Tech Mahindra, HCL, PWC, Trigent, Flipkart, Siemens, Deloitte, Oracle, Zensar, TCS, Capgemini etc posted both temporary and permanent remote jobs.
Work From Anywhere & The Problem of Disintermediation
CEO of an IT firm Nagarro, Manas Fuloria said that IT workers do not want to let go of the flexibility provided by the WFH. Manas said that their organization are formalizing “Work From Anywhere” policies. According to their estimate, the average IT worker will spend at most 1 or 2 days a week in an office. But this shall pose a problem of disintermediation, which means engineers directly working with customers that too remotely, instead of working through the IT services companies. For that IT services sector needs to add more value and roll up their sleeves about the same, added Manas Fuloria.