Top 100 companies to find remote jobs in 2023
Some people thought that remote work was going to be a quick fix solution to cope with the curve ball that the pandemic threw at businesses. Fast forward three years and not only are remote jobs still around, but the demand for remote workers is also expanding in top companies across the globe.
To bridge the gap between the supply and demand, placement companies specializing in sourcing remote workers have sprung up. One such leading company is FlexJobs, a membership service that for over a decade has helped jobseekers find quality remote, work-from-home, hybrid and flexible jobs.
From 2021 to 2022, FlexJobs saw a 20% increase in the number of remote job listings on their site, compared with just 12% the previous year. They found that most remote job listings were for experienced-level roles (62%), manager positions, senior-level talent (32%), and finally entry-level opportunities (6%).
To guide job seekers in the right direction to land their dream remote role, FlexJobs has identified the top 100 companies hiring remote jobs in 2023, all of whom operate across a large cross-section of industries. If you are looking for a remote job in 2023, FlexJobs is the perfect place to start.
Of this sizeable increase in the supply of remote jobs, and now an increasing demand of employees to land their dream remote jobs across global companies, Kathy Gardner, the Vice President of communications at FlexJobs says, “We're not seeing one industry dominate the remote job market like we used to. Three years ago, your best bet to land a remote job was to apply to tech companies, but now, there's a much healthier mix of industries offering flexible opportunities.”
It’s not hard to see why there are so many jobs going remote as many progressive companies have discovered that their workers don’t need to be under their bosses noses all the time. They now know employees can be trusted to do the job at hand outside of the four walls of the office, plus, these progressive organizations have found that top quality workers that may have been put off joining their ranks because of hectic commutes or geographic barriers are finding that remote working jobs are helping them widen their talent pool of qualified candidates.
As with anything in business, there are leaders and laggards, and Gardner went on to say that several major progressive companies such as CVS Health, Elevance Health, Kelly, Parexel, SAP, Stride and UnitedHealth Group have consistently made the top 100 since the ranking were first published in 2014.
Lately that list has welcomed major household company names including Airbnb, Allstate, DoorDash, Reddit, and Lyft, all of whom have seen the light and opted to provide job flexibility and a healthy work-life balance to their employees. Basically, a win-win for all as research has found that happy workers are more productive, which translates to a healthier bottom line.
Remote work is no longer just a passing fad
According to Forbes, remote work is here to stay and will in fact increase into 2023 despite a band of micromanagers who are making it known that they want their workers back in the office.
Data scientists at Ladders insist that remote working is here to stay. With this rise in remote work, their data projects that 25% of all professional jobs in North America will be remote by the end of 2022, and remote opportunities will continue to increase throughout 2023.
With remote work shifting from a pandemic-era policy to a permanent business solution throughout 2022, this year’s top career categories reflect the wide-scale adoption of remote work across various industries.
Of the top career fields above, a few experienced significant growth in 2022. These include accounting & finance (31%), HR & recruiting (22%), and marketing (20%). Modest growth was also seen among computer & IT, project management, and medical & health.
Other categories, although not in the top remote career fields list, also experienced significant growth between 2021 and 2022, seeing a rise in remote job listings. These include nonprofit & philanthropy (55%), communications (39%), and legal (33%).
Of course, those are the top career categories that have been identified by FlexJobs, but within these categories there are a plethora of remote jobs to choose from and many others are still being created. It really is a candidate's market right now as in a State of Remote Work Report from Owl Labs, it was found that 90% of the 2,050 full time report workers surveyed in 2021 said they were as productive or more productive working remotely as compared to being strapped to a desk in the office.
And if you are wondering what job seekers were looking for in 2022, the following job titles saw the most search traffic.
Admittedly that’s a wide variety of jobs to choose from, and there are many companies that are recruiting for these positions. Of this rapid transition to remote working jobs, Ladders CEO, Marc Cenedella says, “This change in working arrangements is impossible to overhype. As big as it is, it is even bigger than people think. It’s the largest societal change in America since the end of World War II. Hiring practices typically move at a glacial pace, but the pandemic turned up the heat so we’re seeing a rapid flood of change in this space. It’s really rather amazing.”
Those employers who have not woken up to the remote working revolution, or are digging their heels in resisting change, need to wake up fast. In a Forbes article, Ragu Bhargava, CEO at Global Upside, agreed with the latest research that employees will continue to resign in record numbers if companies don't evolve with the needs of their employees. Ragu suggested that those who still view remote work as temporary or unorthodox – instead of a complete transformation in how we work and continue the “old way of doing things” – risk losing staff and will no longer be competitive as the workplace evolves around them.
Ragu cites the staggering statistic that 4.5 million employees voluntarily quit their jobs in November 2021 as evidence that the American workforce alone is waking up to their collective bargaining power, and hard-nosed employers are getting left behind in the dust.
Progressive global companies are stepping up their remote working agenda
We have all heard the expression ‘Adapt or die’ and this could not ring any truer for companies that choose to ignore the remote working revolution. Of course, besides the big names such as Amazon, that are on the radar of those looking to work remotely, there are many other emerging and established companies that are posting remote jobs.
So, what are the best companies to work for from home?
Liveops earned the number one spot on this year’s list, being recognized for providing “unparalleled” job flexibility and work-life balance. Other big-name companies on the list include Amazon, American Red Cross, PNC, TTEC, Williams-Sonoma, and Working Solutions.
These top remote working companies are not just paying lip service to remote working, they are putting their money where their mouths are.
Amy Bouque, Chief People Officer at Kelly says, “Kelly has offered work-from-home options for more than a decade, and we’re proud to be among this group of elite companies who are committed to providing flexible work arrangements. Remote and hybrid work enhances our ability to recruit top talent and contributes to a vibrant, productive workplace where unique work styles are supported.”
Of course, remote workers who found a job in one of these progressive companies had only good things to say about them. Take Mercedes B., the Prevention & Wellness Coordinator at CVS Health who said, “I moved to a rural area and was commuting 60 miles to my job, but I wanted to stay in the healthcare industry. I was able to find a job that is 100% remote so I can work from home. I can also visit family or friends in other cities and still be able to work while I’m there. This is my second time using FlexJobs, which gives lots of great tips. Tailoring my resume and cover letters using keywords from job descriptions was effective for me, and the webinars were very helpful.”
Finding remote work
You understand the benefits of remote work, such as a flexible work schedule, freedom to work from anywhere in the world, having a better work/life balance and many more. But where do you go to find the hottest jobs?
Google Trends shows how more people have searched for remote work opportunities during the last ten years and here are the top 10 remote job boards to upload your CV to.
So, whether you’re a Software Programmer, Cybersecurity Expert, Content Marketing Manager, or Mortgage Lender, this list of remote job boards can help you find your dream remote working job.
Nexford University prepares learners for the remote working landscape
Certain skills become even more critical when you consider the uniqueness of remote working, and top remote companies will be on the lookout for these skills. From communication to managing your time, it is essential to understand the skills you already possess and those you need to obtain in order to grow and thrive in a remote work environment.
Nexford’s range of programs provide learners with the highly sought after skills that employers are looking for when interviewing for a remote worker. 97% of Nexford alumni felt prepared to solve organizational challenges, making them ideal candidates for companies seeking employees that can hit the ground running in remote jobs.
If the work environment is undergoing a metamorphosis into an environment that shuns the traditional way of working, it makes sense that progressive learners should choose a university that prepares them for today’s world of work and not that of yesterday. Nexford delivers the skills that help learners take a different path and stand out from the rest.
Nexford University’s100% online courses, certificates, pathway programs, and degrees are designed for leaders, not followers, so perhaps you should join our growing global community from over 99 countries?
If you want to get hints and tips to finding and succeeding in remote positions watch the ‘Navigating Global Remote Work’ webinar.
Frequently asked questions
What are the core benefits of working remotely?
The core benefits include:
Work from wherever
Flexible work environment
Take advantage of low living costs (if working from other countries)
Better work/life balance
Eliminate commute time and costs
What factors to consider when choosing the best remote companies to work for?
When choosing the best fully remote job opening, it's best to consider the following:
Company Culture: Does the company have a strong culture that aligns with your values and goals?
Job Security: Is the company financially stable and able to provide job security?
Benefits: What kind of benefits does the company offer, such as health insurance, vacation time, etc.?
Work/Life Balance: Does the company offer flexible hours and work-from-home options?
Professional Development Opportunities: Does the company provide opportunities for professional growth and development?
Communication: How does the company communicate with its remote employees? Are there regular meetings or video calls?
Technology: What kind of technology does the company use to facilitate remote work? Is it up-to-date and reliable?
Once you've considered the above factors, you'll be able to determine whether it's a great place to work, and an ideal fit for you.
Mark is a college graduate with Honours in Copywriting. He is the Content Marketing Manager at Nexford, creating engaging, thought-provoking, and action-oriented content.
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