What This Could Mean to YOU . . .
In 1995, only 9% of workers were able to work from home at least one day a week. Pre-pandemic, 43% of employees worked from home at least one day a week. That was an increase of 115% percent. The COVID pandemic caused thousands more to start working from home — and by 2022, estimates were that 71% of adults were working from home.
These ‘remote jobs’ are defined as professional-level positions that allows employees to work from home either entirely or part of the time. Remote jobs are also known as telecommuting jobs, virtual jobs, at-home jobs, and other similar names.
Employees who work from home must exercise a great deal of self-discipline and tenacity. It is very easy to be distracted at home and have those distractions influence productivity. If a worker’s productivity drops, he or she could lose the job.
Our Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP) provides participating students – our Rainmakers Candidates — with opportunities to learn to function in a virtual workplace and practice the discipline that will be required of tomorrow’s workforce.