In years past, when companies had a hard time finding qualified employees, their options were limited. However, thanks to technology, today it’s possible for people to work almost anywhere. In fact, research shows 3.1 million professionals work full-time from home.
As the economy recovers, experts believe skills shortages are going to become an increasingly large problem for employers. One of Bersin by Deloitte’s predictions for 2014 is people with key skills, especially in technical fields, will be hard to find. As a result, it will be necessary for organizations to look farther afield for talent and develop a team of virtual employees.