Nearly 2-Thirds of Top Engineers Think Telecommuting Is Here to Stay

CTOs who embrace remote work can leverage a global talent pool.

“The Big Apple” (September 22, 2022) Works, a worldwide talent network that aids businesses in establishing remote engineering teams, has released survey results that indicate a shift towards remote working as a long-term trend. The survey found that 74% of the engineering managers interviewed said that their teams have adopted remote working as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and 66% of respondents expressed the desire to persist with this approach even after the pandemic has subsided. In this era of steady remote work adoption, engineering managers now have the opportunity to reevaluate their recruitment strategies and draw from a wider pool of candidates from all over the world, resulting in increased productivity and a more diverse and inclusive workplace culture.

The telecommuting trend was already on the rise even before the Covid-19 outbreak, but the virus has definitely accelerated its growth. The CEO of Works notes, “What’s particularly noteworthy about this shift is that the benefits of telecommuting do not seem to be short-term.” This indicates that highly regarded engineers have recognized the possibility of maintaining high productivity levels while accessing a significantly broader pool of talented individuals from across the world.

Notable findings from Works’s remote engineering survey are as follows:

  • Merely about 20% of engineering teams were operating remotely before Covid. However, this number has spiked to 74% due to the pandemic.
  • Over two-thirds (66%) of technical teams expect to continue with remote work even after Covid-19 is no longer a threat.
  • Post-pandemic, only 22% of engineering managers prefer their engineers to work in an office.

Works surveyed 100 Chief Technology Officers and Vice Presidents of Engineering from a combination of fast-growing startups (with at least 200 employees) and well-established corporations via an online questionnaire.

As the potential of the global talent market continues to gain recognition among businesses, the necessity of a reliable partner to assist in sourcing, screening, and matching the appropriate technical staff to the appropriate companies is becoming increasingly evident. At Works, we provide this service to several prominent engineering firms such as GitHub, Cloudflare, and Bleacher Report, allowing them to benefit from the finest talent worldwide.

Works is an innovative worldwide talent network established in 2022 to connect the most talented software engineers in emerging economies with top engineering firms. In recent years, Works has evaluated tens of thousands of engineers and established tactics to identify and foster potential talent in overlooked regions. By removing the obstacles that previously prevented firms from hiring the finest engineers from all parts of the world, Works has transformed the way in which teams and products are formed.

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