The concept of remote work was slowly gaining acceptance in the last decade, while the COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated its adoption. Remote work allows businesses to expand their talent pool beyond their local area, it gives employees the flexibility to work from anywhere. The rise of remote work has given birth to the remote workforce, a team of employees working remotely from different locations. Additionally, it allows businesses such as startups or small/medium enterprises with limited resources to access talented professionals that may be too expensive to hire as full-time on-site staff.

However, it can be difficult for businesses to organize an effective remote workforce as numerous factors must be considered.

Types of Remote Resources:

Shared Remote Resource

A shared remote workforce refers to a group of employees working remotely but not dedicated exclusively to one particular organization or company. Instead, these individuals work for multiple organizations simultaneously, sharing their skills and time as needed.

Organizations can hire shared remote workers to help them complete specific projects or tasks without the need to hire full-time employees. This can offer many benefits, including increased flexibility, reduced overhead costs, and access to specialized skills and expertise.

Dedicated Remote Resource

A dedicated remote resource is an individual who supports an organization or company in a remote capacity. This can include a wide range of tasks and services, such as administrative support, customer service, technical support, software development, marketing, accounting, and more.

Remote resources can be located anywhere in the world, and they often work from their own home offices or co-working spaces.


In conclusion, remote work is an essential aspect of modern business operations, and the adoption of remote/shared resource models can provide SMEs with many benefits. SMEs can now take advantage of these models and have a business function, like HR, well before they need a full-time employee for crucial job responsibilities. The firm will only progress by being competitive in its operations and deliveries, allowing it to function effectively while upholding its core principles if experts are handling these tasks.

At ITEG, our vision is to increase the competitiveness of SMEs by a margin that will result in a stable and resilient economy, job creation, poverty reduction, inclusive growth, and sustainable local supply chains. Aligned with this vision, ITEG’s Remote Resource Services provide HR, finance, project management, and other resources. By leveraging these services through remote/shared resource models, SMEs can position themselves for long-term success, compete effectively in the market, and contribute to the overall growth and development of their respective industries.