People working from home now make up a higher percentage of the workforce than at any point in the last 17 years and it is still rising. Is it something for you to consider as a career option? What are the advantages and disadvantages to this flexible arrangement? Do you have to be self-employed to work from home?
According to the Office for National Statistics, 4.3 million of Britain’s 29.9 million workers did so from home in the last three months of 2014. This is an increase of 1.3 million since homeworking records began in 1998.
If we look at the cause of this increase it is probably a combination of an ageing population, the rise in self-employment and flexible working and the advancement of technology. Interestingly, this report also showed that homeworkers are more likely to have higher average earnings and work longer hours.
This all shows how flexible career paths have become, and how you can choose the right work style for your career and lifestyle. Career Analysts work with people to help them choose the best career path for them, and the best way to work. Whether it is women returning to work after a family, life after sports or the forces, or working your way back into the job market after redundancy, their experts can guide you to your ideal career.