20 million professional jobs will be fully remote by EOY
by Paul Davenport Paul Davenport on

More than 20 million jobs in North America that used to be office based will be fully remote by the end of 2022, according to a recent report. This comes as more than a quarter of the professional workforce (ie. those with salaries exceeding $100,000) makes their Covid-era work-from-home accommodations permanent.

Still, businesses and municipal governments have worked hard to bring workers back into the office, despite continued and resurgent covid restrictions thwarting their best efforts. Rather than continually bracing for false-start returns, many high-paying jobs will simply be remote-first going forward—a move that will in many cases bring a sense of consistency to a workforce that’s been shifting schedules regularly over the past two years.

“This is an underlying permanent shift that people are not taking seriously enough,” said Ladders CEO Marc Cenedella, adding that companies who still pine for a fully office-based workforce are “fooling themselves.”

“It’s the largest change in American working and living arrangements since World War Two,” Cendella added. “Since people can work from anywhere, they can live anywhere, which will have a fundamental long-term impact on everything from who is on the local PTA to who is running our local towns to how and where we live.”

The high-paying roles that are currently seeing the most remote hiring are perhaps unsurprisingly ones steeped in tech skills, as Senior Software Engineer and Software Engineer are the number one and two job titles, respectively, on Ladders’ remote job board.

Similarly, roles that emphasize organization (ie. Account Executive and Product Manager) are seeing increasing openings for remote-first opportunities, as companies now prioritize managerial skills as key requirements in the hiring process.

Data and Image Courtesy: Ladders, Inc.

While organization and the “ability to be a self starter” are key characteristics for many hiring managers of remote roles, the ability for these individuals to succeed hinges on how well they can connect to their colleagues and workflows.

Without an underlying network infrastructure that can support users across geographies and deliver business-critical tools and workflows remotely, enterprises will inevitably fail in gaining all of the benefits that can come from a remote workforce. While users have the ability to be more agile and flexible when they aren’t tethered to the confines and timelines of an office, poor network performance could make a company’s best-laid plans for remote work DOA.

Instead, businesses need to deploy solutions that allow them to gain visibility end-to-end into the complete delivery path of each remote connection. That way, when performance issues arise, IT can quickly identify root cause and seek resolution. This includes the ability to actively seek out issues causing performance degradation, as well as the ability to passively monitor and support all remote connections.


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