Worker General Categories
Local and Remote Worker Categorisation.
Defining the categorising of a worker and knowing where in the definition it applies to the way you can or are prepared to work. Here at Global Village Worker, we use the following categories to define the way people are employed and how they work.
These are the three categories that cover all workers on the planet at the moment;
Local Remote Worker
Global Remote Worker
Below is a clarification of these classifications;
Local workers are those workers that fall into the category where the physical presence of the worker is required by the employer. Before the advent of the Internet and modern technologies, it wasn’t possible to employ people unless you could physically put them into an office. However, since around 2006 with the advent of VoIP technology (voice over Internet protocol) and the development of remote servers (Microsoft) the viability of having people working from their homes became a reality. However, the average boilermaker, plumber or electrician (those people in trades) have to be local workers.
Any construction company will and can in the future have a mix of all three categories of workers. Those workers busy on-site and construction will mainly be local workers. They will live in the vicinity or close to the vicinity of where the work actually has to take place. However, the construction companies receptionist and all the administrative staff can be either local remote workers or global remote workers.
Local Remote Worker
With the advent of the coronavirus (Covid 19) many organisations were forced to create situations where they had to accommodate their normal office staff to be able to work from home. Essentially, what happened was that the worker doing administrative type work was facilitated to be able to work from his home. And all of a sudden there were masses of local remote workers.
Before this watershed moment that has influenced the whole world, there were more and more people being offered the opportunity to do their work from home. If not all the time at least some of the days. What has happened now is that organisations will in future be looking at the advantages of having people work from home as there are many issues that support this. The biggest problem with the implementation of these local homeworkers is the mindset of line management. However, this in time will be overcome. Currently, there are thousands of people who had offices previously which now lower longer require these offices.
The local remote worker will still be a requirement as the employers and line staff feel they need to be able to meet on a face-to-face basis with their workers from time to time. As the world gets more and more used to zoom calls and Skype teams, Google meets WhatsApp and FaceTime the necessity of the local remote worker having to be close to his main workplace will fall away. Gradually, more and more local remote workers will be replaced by the global variety.
Global Remote Worker (GVW)
A global remote worker is someone who can work for an organisation without ever breathing the same air as their employer. These global remote workers are recruited remotely mostly across borders. It is perfectly feasible that a company or organisation situated in London can employ a worker living in South Africa. Because the worker connects to his work via the Internet he can be located almost anywhere and function effectively without any problems provided he has a satisfactory Internet connection and the correct hardware.
At Global Village Worker (GVW) it is our mission to make it possible for people to find employment or manage their own Internet business or investment from remote locations anywhere in the world. Further, it is also our mission to make it possible for anyone in the world to be able to recruit a global remote worker.