Flexi timings, work from home, remote work, or telecommute are all now a normal part of the conversation when hiring decisions are made. There was a time when flexi timings or work from home was not considered a savvy move. It meant cutting down on your work commitments, salary, and any chances to move up the ladder.
But with digitization and the wifi, the world is a connected place. Work from home is a valid option that is laid on the table while discussing any new hire. It cuts down the commute timing, allows one to give dedicated focus to work at hand, cuts down on carbon footprints by avoiding burning petrol and most importantly, allows you to keep a work-life balance. More evolved thinking, a changing social environment, a sheer need to retain talent, has forced the human resource departments to come up with this solution.
Moreover, for companies that have a global presence, hiring the best talent wherever available gives the leeway to be connected 24/7 to someone at work in some part of the globe.
The statistics prove that work from home is a popular option with working people. The number of people who work from home has increased by 140 per cent since 2005. Recent research shows that 4.3 million people in the US work from home at least.
A survey by Working Media Mother of 1000 men found that 80 per cent worked flexi time and were comfortable with it. 60 per cent were ready to go even part-time if it did not affect their career prospects too much.
We here bring you a list of companies that are open to work home schedules:
Top Companies Offering Work From Home
Rackspace Inc. is a cloud computing company based in Windcrest, Texas. The company also has offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Mexico, and Hong Kong. They offer hosting and management services, along with marketing and customer service management. They have remote working for many roles in the company. They use tools like Zoom and Slack to stay connected. The organization has an in-house remote racker management training program.
It is a biopharmaceutical services company with a global presence. It conducts clinical trials on behalf of its pharmaceutical clients and provides regulatory, consulting, and market access to expedite the drug approval process.
It has 126 work from home jobs listed on its website. From project leaders to software engineer to medical writers; the employment opportunities are diverse.
Intuit Inc. is a software company that develops software for financial, accounting, and tax preparations for small businesses, accountants, and individuals. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. It has repeatedly featured as the best company to work for.
It has a lot of remote options for tax consultants on its site.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions and services. It offers Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. You'll find Red Hatters in 85 offices across 35+ countries, and 25% of its people work remotely. Red Hat was named among the 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2016. It has almost 70 jobs listed in the remote category.
United Health Group
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health care company based in Minnesota. It offers health care products and insurance services. It is the largest healthcare company in the world by revenue. It employs over 320 K people worldwide.UnitedHealth Group has been named in Diversity MBA magazine's list of the Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers to Work, as well as Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers and Fortune magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies.
It provides remote and work from home options for more than 90 per cent of its workforce.
Dell is a computer and software company with offices all over the world. It has shown a commitment to Flexi working and has many open jobs offering flexitimings and remote work opportunities.
It has remote jobs listed in sales compensation analyst, product specialist, and senior systems engineer. It has 225 remote job opportunities listed on its website.
Anthem is a healthcare service provider and provides health insurance across the United States. It has 43 million members and has reached more than 73 million people across the US.
There are 154 remote jobs listed for Anthem on a job portal. Recent remote job titles at Anthem Inc. include network management consultant, behavioral health medical director, and provider contract specialist.
Humana is a leading healthcare company and the third-largest health insurance provider in the US. It offers wellness and health services products besides insurance for lifelong well-being. Humana now has over 13.8 million medical members nationwide.
Humana has policies that allow flexibility to work in the office, from various locations, or entirely from home. They provide opportunities to choose suitable shift timings too.
Flexibility is core to their work culture.
Kelly Services is a pioneer in staffing solutions and hiring. The organization offers a comprehensive range of flexible work arrangements, including direct-hire, freelance, part-time, temporary-to-hire, and remote, work-from-home opportunities. It has nearly 40 per cent freelancers onboard, and 10 per cent of its workforce works remotely.
It is a travel management company with a global reach.BCD Travel helps individuals travel smart and is also a consultant for the travel industry. The company boasts a client retention rate of 97% and annual sales of more than $20 billion. It is headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and has offices in 110 countries. The company employs over 12,000 professionals and offers a dynamic work environment with flexible schedules. The nature of its work allows it to hire part-time and freelancers and remote workers regularly. Thirty per cent of its employees enjoy a flexible work schedule, and it has more than 95 per cent remote work options in the company.
It has 12 remote job listings on Glassdoor at the moment.