02 Jun Why you should be hiring remote workers
With communication across countries being so easy and the many platforms for online team collaboration on offer, hiring remote workers is not only easy but offers many benefits for businesses.
Of course, it’s not for every business and has its downsides. But, by setting up procedures for training and communication with remote workers, chances are you can make it work for your company.
Here are four reasons why we believe hiring remote workers is a good business move:
There are fewer distractions at the home office – no impromptu meetings and idle chit-chat while making tea. Rather, employees can focus on and complete tasks much easier and quicker. One of the top benefits of remote working, for employees, is that it reduces the amount of stress and wasted time that comes with the work commute. This frees them to have a better work-life balance or put in some extra time on a project without getting resentful.
Loyalty and retention
Research shows that remote workers are more loyal to their employees. Why? Because they feel trusted, as their employers allow them to get their job done without being micro-managed. A loyal employee is so valuable because the cost of replacing them, especially if productive and competent, can be disruptive and costly.
Businesses can save money by having smaller office spaces and saving on all aspects that come with having more people in the office. Also, research shows many employees will accept a lower salary for the ability to work from home. And, employees save too, by cutting out the cost of a commute.
Wider talent pool
Your pool of talent is much broader if you’re not limited to hiring within your commutable area. If you are hiring across the globe, you can have employees working around the clock. This can come in handy with customer service response times and social media issues. Having employees of different cultures also provides a variety of perspectives, which can be helpful in problem-solving and reaching a broader audience.
Offering your employees remote work options is a smart move. You can attract top talent, have happier, more loyal employees with a work-life balance, and you can save your company money. Now that’s a win-win-win.
Broaden your scope of top talent and alternative interview techniques by getting in touch with us at West Coast Personnel. We can help assess potential candidates in the most effective way.
Get in touch at https://westcoastpersonnel.co.za/find-staff/
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