Convenience

Employer Approval Process Support

More than half of the people who join Remote Year have a full-time job with a company. Some employers are enthusiastic about the opportunity from the get-go — like Remote Sean Tierney’s boss, who said, I don’t care which continent you deliver results from. Just keep kicking ass.”

Remote Year data from October 2017: The breakdown of industry/occupation among Remotes.

But within more conservative companies — or for employees who have no prior experience with location-independent work — the idea of working remotely might be unchartered territory. There are typically a few layers you’ll need to work through before you “officially” get the go-ahead from your employer. In addition to your manager and team, you’ll also likely need to get approval from HR, mobility, and sometimes even your company’s CEO or leadership team.

I don’t care which continent you deliver results from. Just keep kicking ass.”

Remote Year participant Sean Tierney's boss

This can be daunting, but the good news is that we’ve helped hundreds of Pomotes (Potential Remotes) build a convincing case for why Remote Year is a gateway to professional growth. We’ve had success working with organizations  ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies, and we even work with some formal employer partners (check them out here).

Virtually any job that can be done on a computer can be done remotely. We’ve helped more than 500 people convince their employers that remote work is not only a possibility, but that it can also help you become a more productive employee. 

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