Working Harder & Longer
By: Rafael Reyes
Traditional work paradigms are being reshaped and Latin America stands out as a region at the forefront of a new era in employment. The emergence of working from home has not only transformed how people work but has also highlighted the dedication and commitment of Latin American professionals who have made this shift particularly profound. In this blog, I delve into the work ethic and determination that characterize remote employees in LatAm, setting them apart as exemplars of the future of work.
FLEXIBILITY BREEDS PRODUCTIVITY
One of the most significant advantages of home office work is the versatility that is offered. Workers have the freedom to structure their workday to suit their daily home life and ensure work is being done during their most productive time. That in itself can be a challenge but once you have a dedicated office space and routine, in my opinion, as a remote worker, it definitely boosts productivity. Are you having trouble finding this work-life balance while working from home? Check out some Tips for Working Remotely!
REDUCED TO NO COMMUTE
Commutes differ for everyone but in general, it’s time time-consuming, and working from home or even with a hybrid schedule will diminish your daily traveling, which in turn gives you a bit or a lot more time during the workday. Decreased commuting is not the only time-saver. Think about the time you take to get ready in the morning, not that there is no longer a need for it but that morning shower can wait, and we can agree that in most instances the dress code has gotten less strict which can help limit wasted time and maybe even burnout. What is Virtual Burnout?
THE STUDIES SHOW
Check out this article by Daniel de Visé from The Hill. The reason I bring this up is that not only does it talk about some of the data we have so far that shows boosts in productivity and lessened to eliminated commute, but it also touched on something that I fully relate to.
““I think it’s because people are motivated to keep the arrangement (of remote work), and so that motivation drives productivity. They want it to work,” said Tammy Allen, a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of South Florida who studies work and family.”
Although this is just a theory that may not apply to everyone, I can speak for myself. One of my largest incentives for keeping myself on top of things is to not lose the privilege of working at home fully or partially.
There is an endless feeling of having to prove you’re a disciplined remote employee because if you get behind the first suspect is the fact that you are working remotely. But just like an in-office position, people have highs and lows in productivity and motivation, depending on several factors in personal and work life.
REFINE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
I believe it’s the future and a superior way of working but hybrid and remote work have their pros and cons!
Unfortunately, there will be some that take advantage of the freedom of working from home but as a way to limit hiring workers bad habits, you must improve and adapt your recruitment, hiring, and even onboarding process. Some will fall through the cracks but you must do your best to ensure hard-working, ethical people are getting hired.
You make it easy on yourself and trust us here at Ventes Mexico for your Remote Staffing and Headhunting needs, our vetted professionals have a track record of successfully working remotely.
Remote employees in Latin America are working longer and harder than ever before, driven by a combination of factors such as flexibility, convenience, job satisfaction, and a strong work ethic. Companies that recognize the dedication and productivity of their remote employees in the region are reaping the benefits of this trend. As remote work continues to grow in Latin America, it’s clear that the future of work is changing, and these dedicated professionals are leading the way.
This blog was written by the staff at Ventes Mexico LLC Ventes Mexico is a top-rated recruitment firm with offices in the USA and Mexico. Ventes provides full-cycle recruitment for companies around the World who are seeking professionals in Mexico and Latin America. This includes remote staffing, in-office recruitment, and executive search. Each of its employees is 100% bilingual (English/Spanish).