When working remotely, all remote workers can enjoy the flexibility to work from anywhere outside the office. However, there are some possible HR implications for companies to allow employees to work remotely overseas. By law, when entering a country with a tourist visa, it is the visitor’s responsibility to perform work or engage with the local workforce there. This is where digital nomads’ visas can play an important role to allow remote workers to work beyond borders.
One of the biggest myths of remote working is that employees lie around in their room watching Netflix or having a Monday brunch instead of working on their share of responsibility. But the truth is, the benefit of remote working is that remote workforce is now able to do all those while maintaining their working performance. On-site employees are able to show up from 9 to 5, five days a week, and yet they are most likely struggling to optimize their productivity compared to the remote employees.
Counterintuitively, with the backlog in resignations, the number of burnout workers is increasing. With the vaccine starting to become widely available earlier this year, it indicates that the economy will start to recover. As burnout becomes one of the predictors of resignation, many workers decided to take their time off this year despite the bounce back in the economy.