Remote work has become one of the best benefits or perks that a company can offer prospective employees. Studies show that 76% of workers are more likely to stay with their employers provided they work flexible hours. If you’re reading this post, you’re probably interested in getting a remote job or are in the process of landing one. Like any other job, here are a few questions to consider before signing that contract:

Will the company provide equipment?

Some companies provide their remote workers with the tools and equipment needed to carry out daily tasks. However, you need to ensure that is the company’s policy before taking on the job, and you will need to have the right office set up to make remote working easier.

As a remote worker, you must ensure that you have proper internet. You will most likely spend your days interacting with your colleagues via Zoom, Teams, or Skype, and your company will not be responsible for your internet. You also have to make sure that your internet can handle the bandwidth your work requires. In most cases, it should be able to, but it wouldn’t hurt to make a doublecheck so that you’re not that one person who is always losing connection. If you would have to supply your equipment, you must ensure that it is in good working condition and comfortable working with it. You can consult with potential colleagues or your supervisor to help you list what items you would need.

What kind of position is your job?

As a remote worker, you need to clarify your position with your potential company. Will you be working as a freelancer, on a contract, or a full-time basis? It is also important to make this distinction, as it plays a major role in reporting and filing your taxes.

As a freelancer, you will operate on your terms and hours. And you are expected to bill your client and set up your payment schedule. It’s a great way to start your own business. If you are going to be employed as a contractor, you will be most likely to work on a particular project within a given timeframe. You will also typically be paid by the hour. If you are employed on a full-time basis, you will be an employee of the company and will have access to company perks and benefits depending on the type of company. You will also be paid a fixed salary or by the hour.

What benefits will you receive?

If you’re hired for a full-time position, you will be eligible for all the company’s benefits despite being remote. About 60% of people would strongly consider a company’s benefits or perks before accepting a job. These perks or benefits may include health insurance (Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme), social security, paid vacations, overtime, and retirement benefits. You must ask your potential company about these perks before signing that contract. These benefits are extremely important as it helps in improving your quality of life while working for a company.

With its flexible hours and schedules, remote work is here to stay. But like any other job, you must ask all important questions before working for any organization.