Employers have experienced the benefits of remote work over the past few years, and as a result, many are making it a permanent fixture of their business model.
Many are also responding to the demands for remote work from employees themselves. In fact, 57 percent of workers said they would “absolutely” look for a new job if they are not allowed to continue working remotely.
To demonstrate the variety of remote employers and career options available following this wide scale adoption of remote work, FlexJobs has identified 25 companies who are permanently embracing remote and hybrid work for the long-term.
“Companies have seen how beneficial remote work can be for their business strategy, operations, and employees,” said Sara Sutton, FlexJobs’ Founder and CEO.
“With our latest survey finding only 3 percent want to return to the office full-time, it’s also advantageous for recruiting and retention efforts––especially in a competitive labor market. We hope this list of companies allows today’s professionals to see the vast remote work opportunities out there, and helps them find a career with the job flexibility they need,” Sutton concluded.
While some companies have been remote-first since their founding or prior to the pandemic, the 25 companies below are recognized specifically for implementing and transitioning to permanent remote work over the past few years.
Spanning industries, they represent the variety of career opportunities currently available within the growing remote job marketplace.
More details on each company’s remote work policy and examples of recent remote job listings can be found here.
25 Companies Permanently Embracing Remote and Hybrid Work
5. AWeber Communications
7. Capita plc
14. Meta Platforms
22. Square, Inc.
Although many leading employers are offering remote work options, there are some companies adhering to return-to-the-office plans. However, employers calling for a return to the office can often end up facing pushback from staff.
According to FlexJobs’ survey, 19 percent, or nearly one in five respondents, said that people are not complying with requests to return to the office.
To support job seekers in connecting to remote roles, FlexJobs’ career coaching team has outlined four key steps for breaking into top remote work industries.
1. Identify Your Target Market
Before starting a remote job search, have a good understanding of the remote work industry and any target markets. This means candidates should think about who they want to work for, and which companies or clients they’re most interested in. By narrowing the focus, it will be easier to make an application stand out.
2. Know Where To Look For Remote Jobs
To find a legitimate, remote job, focus on using job boards that cater to this type of work. Another way to find a remote job is to focus on companies that are fully remote – FlexJobs’ list of 25 remote companies being a great starting point – or are known to hire virtual workers.
Additionally, word of mouth and networking can help job seekers uncover remote jobs that aren’t available to the general public yet, and sometimes even lead to a position being created for an applicant.
3. Highlight In-demand Remote Skills
Working remotely is not the same as working in an office. Recruiters want to see how job seekers display skills like excellent communication that can replace frequent face-to-face conversations, how they’re a self-starter, and how they can manage time efficiently.
Be sure to highlight coveted remote work soft skills, both in the “skills” section on a resume and in the cover letter.
In addition to writing an engaging cover letter and resume tailored to the position – which will showcase the research and commitment – use effective bullet points and cite examples of when skills were used in previous jobs. In the interview, talk a lot about the attributes that would make a strong remote worker.
4. Make a Strong Impression
After submitting an application, job seekers should always follow up with the hiring manager, stressing the interest in the job and what makes them a strong contender for the position. Plus, this is another great opportunity to highlight some of the skills that make them an excellent candidate.
Remember: these minor details can have a significant impact, impress a potential employer, and give a candidate a competitive edge.