Over the last decade, the digital world has been continuously progressing forward and it seemed as if nothing could impede it. But now, because of the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, where the entire globe has come to a standstill, how can this digital world be spared from the effects of this pandemic?
Of course, the digital world was escalating before and undoubtedly it is still going forward now; what has changed is that almost all technical organizations and software companies have been forced to change their present working patterns. There companies are now adopting remote work plans and hiring remote staff. Almost all employees than ever before are allowed to work remotely from wherever they are (like work from home). Yes, you read that right! In just a few days, a lot has changed.
Big tech companies, be it Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, or any other, across the globe have just rolled out remote work policies in this Corona virus crisis. All of this change is bringing a number of noticeable benefits and advantages. They range from saving money on business costs to allowing remote staff a feeling of work freedom and flexibility. Below we will look into a list of top 4 true advantages of hiring a remote staff:
Remote Staff Hiring Results in Better Productivity
A remote staff seems to be more productive and comfortable as compared to their office-bound co-workers. However, a flexible remote work policy will permit your staff to work based on their own comfortable timings, resulting in more productivity. For example, some employees love to start working in the morning and others feel more enthusiastic at night. Moreover, they also have a choice to take a break from work whenever they feel exhausted and can recharge themselves, instead of working in the office space for 8 hours.
Remote Staff Helps in Reducing Business Costs
Hiring a remote staff helps companies to reduce business or office costs in terms of infrastructure, electricity bills, cleaners and other office equipments. Moreover, it will also facilitate hiring efforts by providing businesses with a great opportunity to hire a remote staff from anywhere across the globe. And this remote staffs tend to be more occupied as they acquire an advantage of work-life-balance coming directly from the comfort of their own home.
Environmental Advantage of Remote Working
Working from home or remote work is also beneficial for the environment. In simple words, hiring a remote staff is a greener strategy as it is more environment-friendly. It helps in taking your employees’ vehicles off the road that further results in reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, reduced consumption of fuel, less energy usage and more usage of digital solutions.
Get Access to Unlimited Worldwide Talent
If you hire a staff that has to travel to work, you are limiting your access to the unlimited talent available across the globe. Yes, you are just confining your staff hiring options to your geographical area. Going remote will help you to approach and hire the best deserving candidate for your company. In addition, if you hire a highly talented staff from different locations across the world, you will also be able to take advantages from their dissimilar cultural backgrounds.
These advantages will not just end here. There are endless advantages of hiring a remote staff. However, the aforementioned advantages are just our top four. And during this global health emergency due to Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, we recommend companies to implement remote work strategy or hire a remote staff and avail these advantages.