The pandemic has inspired workers in all industries to rethink their lives and careers. Many now demand a better balance between the two, with the option to work from home. This has forced businesses to shift to a remote or hybrid model in order to attract and retain their best talent, but there are still companies that are hesitant to give it a try.
If you’re on the fence about making the switch, here’s why you should consider hiring remote employees in 2022…
Remote hiring is cost-effective
The first and perhaps most attractive benefit of hiring remote teams is that it’s generally more cost-effective. Global Workplace Analytics found that a typical US employer could save around $11,000 per half-time telecommuter per year. In the UK, it could be around £10,000. Just imagine what that could mean for your business!
These savings are a result of reduced absences and turnover, as well as increased productivity from remote workers. Those companies that shift to remote or hybrid teams can also save on office rent, utilities, cleaning services, food, and taxes.
Remote employees are more productive
When COVID-19 lockdown measures were introduced and working from home became the only option, many employers feared that remote workers would be less productive. Recent research suggests that the opposite could be true.
TrustRadius found that 57% of surveyed tech employees are more productive when working remotely from home. This could be due to the fact that it removes the need to commute entirely and, for some individuals, decreases distractions – particularly from co-workers.
Remote working increases happiness
In addition to increasing productivity, remote work is said to increase overall employee satisfaction. A recent study from Tracking Happiness found that offering employees the ability to work 100% remotely increases their happiness by as much as 20%.
The study also found that the happiness of Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) increased the most (4%) as a consequence of working from home. Those employees who weren’t given the opportunity to work remotely during the pandemic were relatively unhappy at work.
Remote hiring gives you access to a larger talent pool
As you’ll know, the pool of available tech talent remains shallow. It’s for this reason that many businesses have turned to remote work models in 2022.
Remote work removes geographical barriers by opening your talent pool up to a broader range of candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences – whether they’re based overseas or in the same country but just a little further afield. This is especially true when you partner with an emerging tech recruiter like us.
At Edge Tech, we have an extensive network of technical, sales and operational specialists waiting for their next challenge. We can also provide candidate search services across the UK, US, Europe and Canada. Give our experts a call or email using the details below, and we’ll fill your perm and interim vacancies in as little as 48 hours.
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