By now, it’s well-established that remote work is the option of choice for most of the modern working world. Remote and hybrid workers get the kind of perks most others only dream of: things like better work-life balance, more free time, saving money and time by avoiding commutes, and more. But while these are some of the more obvious benefits of remote work, RemoteWorker is highlighting some of the other, more unconventional things people love about working from home.

RemoteWorker is a fully digital talent acquisition firm and online job board dedicated to helping hiring managers and businesses connect with job-seeking professionals for remote work positions. The firm’s CEO, Joseph Boll, said by taking a look at the bigger picture and some of the other reasons for remote work’s popularity, businesses can gain invaluable insight into ways they can attract and retain talent.

“Some of the bigger benefits are clear right away, but some of the other benefits that most people don’t think of right away when it comes to remote work can have more of an impact that businesses realise,” said Boll. “For some hybrid workers, these seemingly ‘small’ features can be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back and pushes them to look into a fully remote position instead.”

One of the top unconventional things remote workers around the world love about working from home is avoiding drama, according to RemoteWorker. Research has shown that toxic behaviours in the workplace are dramatically reduced amongst remote teams, and that for visible minorities and other marginalised groups especially, this is a major reason why some would prefer to work fully remotely.

Further, the firm highlighted work environment and particularly office “amenities” as another perk that many businesses overlook. Boll said, “Some employers don’t realise how much influence seemingly simple things like being able to have the exact kind of coffee you want or having a bathroom that’s always spotless can have on an employee’s decision to work from home. Even things like having a beloved pet nearby can make an employee decide that working fully remotely is the right choice for them — and businesses would be hard-pressed to compete with that.”

The CEO emphasised the overwhelming popularity of remote work in the UK. Studies have shown that British workers, for instance, no longer demand remote and/or flexible work opportunities — they expect it.

“With resources like ours and similar outlets, British workers have their choice of remote job opportunities and can easily find the job that suits their workplace desires best,” Boll said.