Apple is apparently innovating in more ways than one. In an effort to change the landscape of the typical office workplace, Apple is hiring for more than 50 positions where employees will be able to work at home.
Innovative In More Ways Than One
While the fact that Apple is hiring for multiple positions that allow employees to work from home is a departure from the typical work environment and setup, the company has a track record of trailblazing both with their business as well as their products.
The recent release of the iPhone X was a breath of fresh air in a sea of smartphones that were starting to look pretty much the same in both design and functionality. With the innovative Face ID technology that allows for secure unlocking of the phone using advanced face scanning technology, you’ll be able to use your phone with greater convenience – even if your appearance changes such as with a new haircut or pair of glasses.
It’s no wonder that Apple is hiring, as there’s no doubt an increase in demand for their services after the massive success of their recent phone. These new at-home positions provide a valuable service for the company and their customers while affording employees the flexibility and convenience of working in a comfortable and familiar environment.
At Home Advisors
Apple is hiring for the role of “At Home Advisor” and is currently trying to fill those positions as well as find At Home Team Managers and at Home Area managers.
While Apple is hiring employees to work at home, they’ll still largely enjoy the benefits that come with a typical 9-5 job with the company. Home Advisors will receive a benefits package that reportedly includes product discounts and time off. As advisors need to be very familiar with the products they’re working with, the company will provide regular training and mentoring as they get up to speed on the inner workings of these devices.
Although Apple is hiring for at-home positions, they’re still looking for a certain amount of professionalism and commitment from their employees. The company requires that candidates have a “distraction-free” workspace that has a desk for the iMac and headset that the company will provide.
In the job listing, Apple states that “Comfort, convenience, and a no-hassle commute are all reasons people like to work from home…But if it sounds too casual, make no mistake – this is a professional environment.”
An Online World
While the fact that Apple is hiring for at-home positions may be a little unusual for positions similar to the Home Advisors, it’s far from a unique occurrence in the technology industry at large. With people mainly doing their work on computers and how ubiquitous online communication and team management has become, more and more employees are working from home and managing to perform their jobs exceptionally well.
With that said, there’s something to be said for a dedicated work environment. While working from home is convenient and comfortable, sometimes too much comfort can work against even the most dedicated employee. Vigilance and discipline is a necessity in these home office environments, as it can be very easy to get distracted when it’s easy to just sit down on the couch or turn on the TV.
Apple is hiring Home Advisors which is a great thing for employees, but it remains to be seen how this new setup works for the company. It takes a certain kind of employee to function well in that sort of environment, but there’s certainly no shortage of people clamoring to work for Apple. We’ll just have to wait and see.