When You Absolutely, Positively, Undeniably Need Teleworkers

The news is out; the mystery has been solved. What was once a closely guarded strategy of companies with staff members located in different locations is now becoming the norm. Hiring from a distance is no longer met with disapproval; the business world has been flipped on its head, with the result that the benefits of global recruitment are rapidly replacing the need for local recruiters.

Companies of all sizes, ranging from small start-ups to large, well-established organisations such as those in the Fortune 100, have realised the potential of appointing full-time remote employees located in various countries around the world to drive their business forward. By doing so, they have been able to grow their teams, sharpen their expertise and position themselves as market leaders.

Utilising remote workers could be the answer to resolving any IT staffing issues you may be facing, whether you’re looking to expand your team or remove those individuals who are not delivering the results they should be.

When the following conditions apply, it’s clear that remote workers would be a good match for your company:

  1. You’ve Got a Haystack Full of Needles to Sort Through.

    Ok, so we acknowledge that finding the right hire is usually a process. However, if your candidate pool is limited to a commutable radius, that proverbial needle is microscopic in an inflated haystack. Local recruitment can take a lot longer and you may end up settling for someone who may not be the perfect fit. Open your search to global candidates and you’ll have a wider range of professionals to interview. Knowledge and skill have no geographical boundaries.
  2. Leaf Fall on the Money tree:

    Hiring on a tight department budget shouldn’t force you to look at less qualified candidates. Remote employment saves companies a lot of overhead costs which can be applied to an expert’s compensation (and in many cases remote employee salaries may be more affordable – see #4). Businesses have been shown to save an average of $11,000 a year by letting employees work from home half the time. Consider double that number as you start to fantasies about how you’ll spend your newfound financial freedom made possible by your remote worker.
  3. You Have to Rub Elbows with Coworkers

    We already mentioned the low to no overhead such as office equipment and hardware, but when you factor in the rent needed to expand an office every time you expand your team, the number increases exponentially. Hiring people from outside of your current location may help you save money, avoid disruptions, and save the hassle of finding a larger office space.
  4. Threatening Sharks Are Closing In:

    Obscure reference? Maybe. But when you’re competing for a top developer and expert in the field, or headhunters are trying to poach your team, bonuses and a company car may not be enough to entice employees. To attract and retain team members, studies by Global Workplace Analytics have found 36% would choose the option to telecommute over getting a raise, and 37% of technology professionals would even take a 10% pay cut if they could work from home. Cha-Ching. With 76% stating more loyalty to their company, coupled with the fact that the average company loses between $10k and $30k for each employee who quits, it’s a no-brainer. Sharks won’t bother you if they don’t detect any blood.
  5. Rapid-fire Freelancers Ruined It All:

    You’ve tried the contractors. You’ve hired project-to-project. No luck. But hiring remote staff doesn’t necessarily translate into part-time help. Today, more companies are building dispersed teams to actually improve productivity. According to published research, telecommuters reported higher levels of job satisfaction and were almost twice as likely to work more than 40 hours a week as non-telecommuters. And, typically with unscheduled absences costing companies an average of $1,800 per employee per year, it makes more sense to hire a full-time remote employee who will be invested in their work and your business. It’s important for workers to be happy and not argumentative.

Telecommuting can be hugely beneficial for businesses, and there are many situations where remote working solutions are the best approach. At Works, we are proud to be the industry leader in remote recruitment, providing a unique model for businesses to quickly and efficiently hire top talent from all over the United States. Our IT Recruiting Experts can help you build the best teams in North America – and with our expertise, you can be sure you have the best people in the right roles. Discover how Works can help you make the most of your recruitment needs today.

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