With many organizations challenged to hire the highly technical tax talent needed today, they find themselves more open to a remote tax workforce. For companies who hire remote tax professionals or are considering this growing option, there are strategies to keep remote tax professionals connected to an organization and their management teams. This article discusses how companies are managing a remote tax workforce in an environment that is increasingly difficult to locate tax talent. These strategies can work for your organization, too.
- Companies offer the option of working from remote office working spaces or working from home. The goal is ensuring you have the most productive work environment for your remote workforce. For companies with headquarters in major cities who want to save tax professionals hours of commute time each week, they have more productive employees who get work done when they spend less time on commutes. We have encountered tax professionals in major cities around the country who are commuting 2.5 hours one way into New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Jose. With twenty-five hours transportation time each week imagine the increase in production as tax professionals are allowed to work from home 90% of the time and come into the office for important meetings.