Is higher ed a laggard to remote work because of tax laws?

Is higher ed a laggard to remote work because of tax laws?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, while saying you’re open to remote work is one thing, actually being able to hire employees from all 50 states is a much heavier tax and accounting lift.

That’s why some universities are hiring their remote workforce through 3rd-party organizations like Kelly Services. For existing employees who want to move out-of-state, but couldn’t before, they can now resign and be hired by Kelly Services on behalf of the institution. This also opens up the university to hiring from a geographic radius of the nation vs. a mere commutable distance of 10 miles from their campus.

The takeaway? The pros and cons debate between remote and in-person work will always exist. But you can’t argue against what hiring from all 50 states could do to open up your talent pool.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.