Over Half Of The UK’s Remote Entrepreneurs Have Hired International Employees

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Global HR and payroll company Remote surveyed 1,505 remote entrepreneurs to gain a better understanding of their hiring habits and priorities.

  • 20% of remote entrepreneurs in the USA have hired international employees.
  • 38.66% of USA entrepreneurs state that this model has allowed a more flexible and autonomous approach to work
  • 51% said their priorities have changed for the better since moving to a remote model.

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July 2022: Remote has surveyed 1,505 entrepreneurs who work remotely across the UK, US and Canada to determine how founders around key markets are working remotely on their businesses, and how they navigate their teams.

Remote work has become the norm now more than ever. There are additional benefits to hiring remotely, including financial benefits for employees and employers, a wider pool of talent to choose from and increased diversity within a company. 

Hiring remote workers has broadened the application pool significantly, with people from all over the country and world being able to work for a company without being in an office.  

51% Of USA Entrepreneurs Said Their Priorities Have Changed For The Better Since Moving To A Remote Model

Please see below the state of remote hiring across the UK, USA and Canada.

Remote entrepreneurs attitudes to hiring % Responses (UK) % Responses (USA) % Responses (CAN)
Some of my team is based in another country 29% 10% 27%
The majority of my team is based in another country 19% 5% 18%
I don't hire anyone internationally and don't have any plans to 19% 37% 21%
I don't currently hire anyone internationally but have plans to 17% 16% 14%
All my team is based in another country 8% 5% 11%
None of the above 7% 28% 10%

Top 5 Areas Of Businesses That Have Benefited From Remote/hybrid Working (USA)

Areas of positive impacts % Responses
More flexible and autonomous approach to work 38.66%
Improved mental health and wellbeing 35.71%
Improved employee satisfaction 29.20%
Enhanced engagement and productivity 20.17%
Helped improve workplace culture 20.17%

Both the UK and USA top positive aspects are a more flexible and autonomous approach to work. With 38.66% of entrepreneurs stating that this area of the business has benefited from remote/hybrid working environments. 

We also surveyed entrepreneurs on what they present to be the main benefits of hybrid/remote working. 1 in 3 entrepreneurs (30%) state that the main benefit of the remote/hybrid model is that it allows more freedom and flexibility. 

Entrepreneurs from the USA also highlight being their own boss as part of what they enjoy the most about starting their own company. Being your own employer can be both freeing and rewarding. Starting your own business can be a way to express yourself effectively, manage your time to your convenience. 

Q8. What, if anything, do you enjoy most about starting your own company? (Tick up to 5) % Responses
Being my own boss 55%
Controlling my lifestyle and schedule 44%
Following my true passion 32%
Taking ownership of my career 31%
Challenging myself 31%

As the world and technology continues to develop, remote entrepreneurs and enterprises appear to be the future of the workplace.

There are several valid reasons to desire the freedom of becoming an entrepreneur, from being your own to controlling your own schedule. If you wish to alter your lifestyle, consider your abilities and interests to choose whether this is a path you want to take.

As technology continues to develop, remote entrepreneurs and enterprises appear to be the future of the workplace. There are several valid reasons to desire the freedom of becoming an entrepreneur, from being your own boss to controlling your own schedule. 

If you wish to alter your lifestyle, consider your abilities and interests to choose whether this could be the right path for you.


About Remote

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