The second week in October is National Work From Home Week, which recognizes the millions of people in the United States who work remotely.
A 2018 study done by Global Workplace Analytics found that roughly 5 million employees—3.6% of the U.S. workforce—worked from home half-time or more. This year, the global pandemic has sent an estimated 42% of the U.S. labor force to the virtual office, according to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
At continued, we’ve been virtual since the company’s inception in 1999.
“No commute means more time to give yourself, your family, and your overall health and wellness—and that means a less stressful existence.” — Asher Primrose
As pioneers in the virtual workplace, continued team members work remotely from home offices across the United States.
This workforce design has allowed the company to grow without geographic limitations, which adds to the talent, expertise, and diversity of the team. It also allows our employees to shed the constraints of the traditional office setting and spend more time doing what they enjoy outside of work.
“Before joining continued, many of us endured long commutes, worked excessively long hours, or spent too much time away from our families,” said HR director Asher Primrose.
“Joining the continued team changed that and marked a positive shift in our lives. No commute means more time to give yourself, your family, and your overall health and wellness—and that means a less stressful existence.”
In recognition of National Work from Home Week, here’s a peek into some of the continued team members’ workspaces:
LEFT: Aaron Hall, development manager for continued’s sister company Simucase, has taken work on the road for many years. After traveling the U.S. in an RV, he and his wife now travel internationally. RIGHT: Leigha Jansen, continued’s educational technology director, often works from her lake cabin in Minnesota.
LEFT: Account manager Tiffany Grant joined the continued team shortly after her daughter Mackenzie was born, which allows her to contribute to the education field while also being a more present mother. MIDDLE: Joanne Slater, director of CEU administration, always has her golden retriever rescue Jake by her side. She believes that not having to face rush hour traffic has probably added years to her life. RIGHT: Senior graphic designer Megan Kocurek works alongside her dog, Ava.
LEFT: Sales marketing coordinator Heidi Proctor commuted three hours a day before joining continued. Working remotely gives her more time to care for her many rescued or physically challenged animals, including nine rabbits. RIGHT: Copywriter Jordan Kuntz recently set out in an RV and will live and work on the road while traveling the U.S.