According to Crain’s Cleveland Business, at least one industry is not waffling on the question of whether to cut office space: IT services.
Eleven of the 80 companies on the Crain's IT Services Firms list said they have cut local office space or plan to do so specifically because more employees are now working remotely. Most of these companies are in the top 25 on the list, which is ranked by full-time-equivalent IT employees in Northeast Ohio.
Genesis10, which is 7th on Crain’s list, has reduced the size of its office in Akron.
While companies on the list strongly embrace remote work (26% don’t require employees to come into the office ever), there can be some drawbacks to not having employees come into an office to perform their jobs.
"In the office you can do a level of brainstorming and mentoring you just can't do remotely,” said Genesis10 CEO Harley Lippman who feels companies may shift back to offices to some degree. But, he told Crain’s Cleveland Business, employees like the comfort of working home, and it saves money.
Genesis10’s Cleveland office is located at 1 Cascade Plaza, Suite 1230, Akron, OH 44308. Nate Gram, Managing Director, manages the local team there.
Staffing Industry Analysts year after year names Genesis10 to its list of top U.S. IT Staffing Firms. Recently, Business Insider recognized Genesis10 as a Best Company for Career Growth and CEO Harley Lippman as a Best CEO for Diversity and a Best CEO for Women.