Remote hiring means that all the processes of hiring from sourcing to onboarding candidates take place remotely. It also involves hiring remote candidates who are ready to work from home forever or for a fixed period of time.
Table of Content
- What does remote hiring mean?
- What are the advantages of remote hiring?
- What are the cons of remote hiring?
- Remote hiring by companies post Covid-19
- What are the requirements in remote hiring?
- TurboHire’s Resolution
What does remote hiring mean?
Remote Hiring has been on the rise for a few years. It is growing in trend because of its benefits towards employees and employee satisfaction. Most companies have decided to go remote for the next decade as a result of their productivity levels during the pandemic.
What are the advantages of remote hiring?
There is a multitude of benefits of remote hiring and we have discussed them in detail in our ebook. The 4 major advantages of that remote hiring process for employers are:
- Increased engagement from employees
- Hiring from an expanded talent pool
- More productive workforce
- Overhead cost reduction
Hiring remote employees gives you access to a wide range of candidates and does not require you to take into account their location or whereabouts. The ebook discusses how remote hiring is reducing operational costs for companies like Cisco and Aetna, throwing light on the exact amount of their savings.
What are the cons of remote hiring?
Not all companies can make their employees work remotely and function effectively. Some jobs require an office and real-time interactions. These kinds of offices cannot complete 100% of their work on a virtual platform, communicating only through online meetings and emails.
There are 3 major problems of remote hiring faced by employers:
- Attendance vs results
- Possible dangers and precautionary steps
- Building an efficient team
You will be able to have a better understanding of these problems after going through them in the ebook. It discusses whether companies today pay more attention to the work hours of their employees or the results produced by them. It also discusses how the absence of appropriate management and communication leads the way toward employees getting distracted from their work. Furthermore, it goes on to discuss the problem with building efficient teams amongst the challenges and restrictions.
Remote hiring by companies post Covid-19
We have curated a list of 7 companies that have been encouraging remote hiring and remote work for their employees and have been benefiting from them. The ebook discusses the various measures and procedures for remote hiring that multinational companies have adopted.
The companies that have been discussed are:
- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
We have individually talked about all the companies and have focussed on key points like
- How the companies have adapted their company policies for remote hiring
- Campaigns carried out by the companies to support remote work for employees
- Leaders sharing their views and perspectives
- Important notices and emails sent throughout the company
- Percentage of workforces going remote and productivity levels
There is also a post-Covid section that throws light on why companies are preferring remote hiring and statistics to support the same. It further goes on to discuss how remote hiring is increasing business prospects including researches by CNN, Global Workplace Analytics, and the factors that make remote hiring the key to lead companies to retain candidates better.
What are the requirements in remote hiring?
Remote hiring is somewhat very different from the traditional hiring processes. There are various aspects that HR professionals would have to consider before hiring remotely. On these lines, TurboHire’s Guide to Successful Remote Hiring and Remote Work has an independent section that lets you understand the technical aspects of remote hiring. What does it infer?
It helps you define what kind of candidates you should be looking for. Not every candidate will be able to adapt to remote work or is suited for it. Therefore, you should have a clear understanding of the characteristics that a qualified remote candidate should possess.
It also helps you determine the best marketing and source strategies to acquire the best remote candidates from the market. The sourcing section includes a step-by-step explanation of how the sourcing system of TurboHire works.
While determining any kind of process, you first need to acknowledge the requirements or the ingredients you will require to complete the process. This is true in the case of a remote work set-up too. A remote work setup has 6 important ingredients that will make it well-structured for maximum working efficiency. Read through the ingredients in the ebook.
TurboHire is a deep tech firm that depends on its teams for innovation of ideas and expansion. Therefore, it put the members on its top priority lists and later, granted all the necessary support systems that were required to operate remotely in a smooth manner.
We did not just make these decisions on the lines of that it is an ongoing trend. A proper survey was carried out among the members which resulted in a number as big as 90% inferring to increased productivity as a result of remote work. The analytical metrics of TurboHire saw an increase in business results and in the pace of software execution.
There are some collaborations that have helped our company with high accountability and efficient delivery. In the ebook, we discuss 5 fundamental cultural blocks that are an integral part of our core value system.
- Positive intent and high autonomy to work
- Focus on results and avoid ‘micromanagement’
- Going above and beyond to support each other
- Excessive communication
- Trust and respect amongst members
During the pandemic, TurboHire, by all means, almost doubled the number of members working in the organization. This is a direct result of the benefits of remote hiring. One of the most influential factors was that remote hiring avoided locational constraints and provided a wider pool of applicants. Therefore, we can proudly say that some of the best hires were made during these times and it was possible due to the remote factor.