As more companies introduce flexible work policies that allow employees to avoid the office altogether, 2021 is shaping up to be the year remote work is embraced as the norm, not the exception.
Co-Founders Demi Yang and JR Anciano have committed to help make remote work the norm with their company, Career Vault, an online job board made specifically for remote jobs. The website lists over 20,000 remote job openings from around the world in various fields and industries.
Naturally, the two co-founders work remotely: Yang, Career Vault’s CEO, lives in Berlin, Germany and Anciano in San Francisco, California. Despite the vast distance and time difference, the two have been able to work together quite effectively. Within two months, the website saw over 20,000 site visits, and since November, the website has been averaging 30,000 site visits per month.
This is no surprise given the increased demand in remote work in 2020 and lasting trends into the decade. A recent survey shows that in 2021, one out of four Americans will be working remotely, according to Upwork.
Regarding the rise of remote work, Anciano commented, “There will soon be a time when the word ‘remote’ is no longer needed as a descriptor on job postings since it will be the norm. ‘In office’ or ‘on-site’ will be the exception and job postings will eventually have to specify this.”
Yang and Anciano plan to introduce more tools on Career Vault to help those seeking remote work. In addition, the two are exploring ways to make remote talent acquisition easier and more effective for employers.
“The world continues to shrink, and the best talent exists beyond many employers’ backyards,” says Yang. “This ushers in a new era of opportunities the global digital economy has not seen before, and we’re excited to be at the forefront.”