Nowadays, the Internet is literally full of articles and discussions about small and large companies and how hard it is to find and hire good professionals.
They write various tips and methodologies oftentimes by themselves for finding and hiring employees. However in practice, they usually make mistakes and hire not the one they needed and stay with nothing.
But the main mistake they make is that they are looking for employees in their own cities or surrounding areas, while the whole world is opened to them…
What if I told you, that you can hire someone who you want, the one you have been looking for, and the one who will have the ideal professional skills?
It will be possible, if you look in the direction of hiring remote employees.
But how to do it, what are the advantages and how to hire remote employees? I invite you to read this article.
So, let’s get started from advantages of hiring remote worker:
1) Remote workers more productive
It may sounds strange, but remote workers more productive than their in-office colleagues. According to Global Workplace Analytics research, 53% of remote workers stated that they are willing to work overtime, while only 28% of their in-office colleagues were agreed to do this.
When people work from home, they are protected from the daily distractions that they might face in the office (intrusive, distracting colleagues, etc).
Instead, they can fully concentrate on the task.
2) You save your money
According to studies at each remote worker, you can save about $ 5000- $ 7000 per year. Imagine, if you have a remote team of 10-15 workers, it turns into a quite tidy sum that can be saved.
3) Employees save money
There are not only business benefits from remote workers but also workers themselves quite good at saving on the daily expenses on transport. With constantly rising fuel prices, it turns into very good save.
4) Access to best professionals all over the world
By hiring remote workers, you have access to professionals all over the world. It opens endless possibilities for you. For example, you can hire a worker with the same skills but twice cheaper than if you hired him in your city.
5) Remote employees more loyal
If you give your employees the opportunity to form their own working hours so that they can better organize their professional and personal lives, they become grateful to you. Their gratitude is manifested in a greater company loyalty. Loyal employees, as we know have higher productivity and provide a lower turnover.
1) Language barrier
When you hire employees from other countries with your native languages as the second one, be ready to encounter some challenges. For example, they may not understand the language slang, and have weak spoken skills.
But it is rather exceptions rather than a usual thing.
2) Internet miscommunications
When all your communications take place via e-mail, or video/web chat, explanations may be misunderstood. What can cause some delays and extra costs?
Where to find them?
Of course, you can always go on Craigslist and try to look for remote workers there, but I offer you a few more interesting options:
- Roll’n’Code – is a full-stack mobile app development company located in Eastern Europe. Their highly performing Android and iOS team of professional mobile developers can provide you effective solutions, remote teams for any project needs.
What will you get from collaboration with Roll’n’Code?
– affordable prices
– effective solutions
– solid communication
https://www.flexjobs.com – a platform to search contract work, freelance work, etc.
- Your company blog – there is no better place to search for remote workers than the personal blog of your company. Among your readers, you can always find the most loyal and devoted workers.
How to avoid mistakes?
- No face-to-face contact
Skype interview will help you determine whether a person is ready to work on the remote position or to confirm the skills listed in the summary, but it won’t replace the in-person interview.
Since your potential employee may be on the other side of the planet, and will not be able to come for a personal interview, make sure your interviewing process includes at least one Skype, Facetime, meeting where you can see the person. Don’t underestimate the need to evaluate facial expressions, body language, and the visual feedback that offer a glimpse into who this person is. It should be an essential part of your decision-making process.
2. Not discussed how workflow will be built
It is important to discuss how the workflow will be built, how an employee will be coping with stressful situations, how will be integrated into an existing remote team, etc.
Targeted questions will help you to find out all these things and understand whether the employee is suitable for your company or not.
Here is an example of a few of these questions:
- What days and hours will you be working?
- What does a typical work day look like?
- What do you like to do outside of work?
Thanks to these questions, you can learn more about the candidate, about his work style and lifestyle.
To tell the truth, hiring remote workers is not for every company/business. If your business does not require a permanent staff presence in the office, you can give work to remote employees or remote team, then this is for you and it will help you find the perfect specialist and save a good amount of money.
Let us know if you are interested to read this article, and then we will release the article about “How to manage remote workers”.
Written by Viktor Gdański – Roll’n’Code blog team writer.
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