Remote Workforce – Would it work for you?
According to a recent survey, 54% of employees are willing to quit their jobs to work in a remote environment. The whole world is now focusing on work flexibility due to self-isolation from COVID-19. This led businesses to prefer Remote workforce to cut costs & improve performance. To get ahead of the competition, many companies started to invest in remote hiring companies to get qualified candidates for the job position.
Here are the reasons why businesses should be hiring a remote workforce teams
1. Wide range of Global Developer Pool
Traditionally organizations have been reusing candidates limited to referrals, job seekers responding to their ads & expats. Hiring, often overlooked, is a time & resource exhausting process. To choose the perfect candidate for the job role, companies are starting to hire remote teams. The main advantage of setting up a remote workforce is a)access to a wide range of developers with diverse experience and new skills & knowledge and b)cost-effectiveness. This empowers recruiters to hire exact matches for the job rather than finding the best of the bad lot.
2. Lower Operational Cost
Businesses, especially startups & lean startups should opt for remote workforce as they impact reduced resource expenses from real estate to electricity, network charges, security, office equipment and much more. Companies did report a significant reduction of operational costs upto $11,000 per employee with the remote work culture. Remote work strategy saves both the company and the employee spent on transportation, food, water, electricity & the costs of repair and maintenance.
3. Improved Collaboration
Remote workspace paves way for smooth work collaboration through upgraded software to communicate between teams effectively. Many virtual communication platforms are used by remote workforce to contact, share information, and record demos to make up for the absence. There are ERP and HR management softwares that allow managers or HRs to monitor each candidate’s performance. These help the offshore workers to feel effective to connect with their colleagues for increased employee satisfaction.
Comparatively with less mental pressure and ability to multitask, 53% of remote workers are willing to work overtime compared to in-house developers. With increased retention, productivity employers are willing to opt for a hybrid of this remote work strategy. A statistical report says, 77% of remote employees claim to be productive, thus increasing the output rate by 4.4%, with an approximate savings of $11,000 per employee. With a remote work culture, employees could enjoy flexibility and comfort over their own work area which increases employee retention.
5. One step to green business
Remote work reduces the usage of paper usage (printing, cardboard packaging, disposable coffee cups, printer ink cartridges). The Remote workforce has made eco-friendly business possible, through fewer commuting fees. As the name suggests, working remotely doesn’t impose relocation and its consequences. Since there is no need for relocation, the chance of reduction in transportation, thus remote workforce safeguards the world from 28.2% of greenhouse gases emissions. Remote working, telecommunication, digital file-sharing, online meetings let the business move one step forward in green business.
Go remote with Centizen Talent hub
Our team, Centizen Talent hub is an offshore recruitment firm that recruits remote or dedicated developers based on your requirement. The candidates are picked from the international pool of developers and assessed based on their skill set. While recruiting, customer satisfaction is our utmost priority. Actions speak more than words, Yes, we don’t stop with words, we made it possible for over through frequent client tracking and provide replacements of your choice under considerable reasons.
As for now, 59% of U.S employees are working remotely in this pandemic, and prefer to continue working remotely. Thus opting for a remote workforce if not all, even for some teams, can lower operational cost, improve employee retention, while attaining mutual benefits.