Pandemic or not, top talent will always make your organisation stand out. Little wonder then that many companies are coming up with different ways to attract and retain their key people.
For example, some employers are considering a four-day work week to both boost productivity and improve their employees’ work-life balance. Others are considering a hybrid work model, which allows both remote workers and their office-based counterparts to collaborate on different projects regardless of their locations.
Obviously, the pandemic has sped up remote work becoming mainstream, and it’s definitely here to stay. And many employees are taking notice. Many now prefer this set-up to reporting to the office.
So, it’s no longer surprising that remote work is now considered as the new signing bonus. Here are three reasons why you should start offering it as such (if you aren’t already):
Free Up More Resources
This is perhaps the most obvious benefit. Remote work is simply more cost-effective for employers (aside from being more attractive to employees, but more on that later).
Since you don’t need to shell out much for office rent and utilities, you can invest more in your people and products. Imagine how much faster your company could scale with a lean and mean team AND superior products and services.
You’ll also free up what is undoubtedly your most precious resource: time. Instead of having to oversee everything at the office, you can outsource majority of the tedious tasks and check on their progress at a glance. All you need is the Internet, after all.
Hire The Best Talent, Regardless of Their Location
Prior to the pandemic, you probably considered location as a top priority when hiring. This is understandable in a traditional office set-up with a fixed location, but you probably missed out on skilled applicants who lived in different cities or even countries.
Fortunately, location is no longer a hiring concern in a remote work setup. So long as an applicant has a steady internet connection, they can work for you. You can even hire skilled and qualified applicants from another country like the Philippines. *wink*wink*
This way, you can dramatically improve your services without incurring bloated overhead or expansion costs. A distributed remote team can also mean that you can expand your client base overseas too.
Skilled remote workers are everywhere and talent is not exclusive to one location. And for the first time in history, you can leverage this to the hilt.
Better Well Being All-Around
As a business owner, your top priority is your organisation’s survival and prosperity, and that’s okay. However, studies show that you can achieve that by prioritising your employees’ well-being.
The inherent flexibility that comes with remote work can alleviate the stress brought about by isolation due to the global pandemic crisis. Your well-being as an employer also benefits. When you’ve got the best talent at the helm, you can sleep better at night knowing that your company is in good hands.
Here’s the thing. There’s plenty of great talent out there just waiting to be discovered and hired. All you have to do is meet them halfway.
Plus let’s face it, offering the option to work remotely costs next to nothing compared to the benefits it could bring you.
Remote Staff has been helping AU SMEs and entrepreneurs like you find the best and skilled remote workers from the Philippines for the last 14 years and counting. Aside from hiring, we provide assistance with onboarding so you can focus on other, more important matters. Such as growing your business.