Why Hiring Remote is Key to Company Success
Embracing Next Gen Hiring
Study after study shows how millennials balk at the traditional 9-5 punch-in job that requires them to be in an office all day. Technology is on their side, enabling them to work remotely for a company who values output (no matter where it originates) over sitting in an office chair.
According to a study by FreshBooks, a cloud- based accounting company, the number of freelance and remote workers is set to triple by the year 2020.
Clearly it's time to embrace the remote hiring movement if you are looking to hire the future workforce.
Need more reasons?
Remote Hiring increases your candidate pool exponentially.
It allows you to tap into underrepresented people across all different industries. Our company's passion is helping companies hire women in fields where women are traditionally represented inadequately. By not allowing geography and timezone to dictate your hiring process, you're opening up your candidate search to include more people and drill down on the things that matter - like skills, work ethic and ambition. These are the key components to growing your business.
Hiring a remote team will lower turnover.
A study from the Center for American Progress found that turnover across all different salary levels cost a company 21 percent of that employee's annual salary, on average. It's even higher for highly skilled employees. Work-from-home jobs give people a sense of control over their work/life balance; a key benefit younger employees seek when applying for a job. According to the State of Remote Work report done by OwlLab, companies who encourage remote work experienced a 25 percent lower turnover than companies who did not support remote work. Check out Buffer, a fully remote company that boasts a 91% retention rate.
Working with a remote team increases productivity and decreases friction between co-workers.
According to a study done by the University of Illinois, they found teams that work from home and telecommute are better at staying on task and contributing to the team to create a positive work environment.
Simply put, remote work environments are becoming the norm and for good reason. It opens the talent pool you have to choose from. In fact, it's one of the top searched terms on PowerToFly. Hiring remotely increases profit by decreasing the expense of employee turnover and increases productivity of your team. So as a hiring manager, what is holding you back from hiring a remote team?
How to stay productive and positive while working remotely
With the outbreak of COVID-19, scores of people are finding themselves working remotely for the first time. Trying to stay productive while at home with so many distractions can be overwhelming, so we asked women tech leaders what they were doing to work from home successfully. Along with getting a great pair of noise canceling headphones (game changer!), they have 10 excellent tips to help you thrive in a work-from-home environment.
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I would never argue that the novel coronavirus is a good thing. COVID-19 has or will cause many deaths, a long-lasting global economic slowdown, and rampant general stress and anxiety.
As schools across the nation close, and the majority of businesses mandate remote work, working parents are now faced with the ultimate challenge - how to balance their families and jobs under one roof while COVID-19 still remains a concern.
PowerToFly is bringing thought-leading professionals (and working moms!) to speak about balancing our new realities and how to best optimize your time at home. In this panel, we'll discuss maneuvering the difficulties of working from home from taking conference calls to juggle homeschooling/ childcare.
Don't feel the pressure, your children, partner and pets are welcome to join this virtual chat!
Join us for this live Q&A to learn new tips, strategies, and hear personal anecdotes from our panelists that have shaped these women into the incredible founders and mothers they are today. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during our free, virtual conversation and have the chance to snag a giveaway sponsored by PowerToFly and our panelists!
Meet the Panelists:
Christine Michel Carter, Creator of Mompreneur and Me
Featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, Christine Michel Carter is the #1 global voice for working moms. Christine clarifies misconceptions about working mom consumers for brands and serves as an amplifier of their personal truths.
Mary Beth Ferrante, Co-Founder & CEO of WRK/360
Mary Beth Ferrante is a mom of two and advocate for creating inclusive workplaces for parents. She is the Co-Founder & CEO of WRK/360, a career development platform designed for working parents and managers to help companies support, retain and recruit working parents. In addition, she is a senior contributor for Forbes and her work has been featured in Today, Thrive Global, Working Mother, FairyGodBoss, ScaryMommy, and other leading publishers.
Amy Henderson, Founding CEO of TendLab
Amy Henderson is the founding CEO of TendLab, a consultancy addressing the challenges and opportunities parenthood brings into the workplace. TendLab's research-based approach reveals how parenthood can unlock career-critical skills--such as resiliency, courage, and the ability to collaborate--skills which are especially important during this COVID-19 pandemic.