When it comes to remote work, the biggest benefits according to employees surveyed in Buffer’s 2020 State of Remote Work report are the ability to have a flexible schedule (32%), the ability to work from any location (26%), and the lack of a commute to and from the office (21%). For employers, there are numerous benefits to a remote work force, including higher retention and profitability rates. Based on statistical analysis from organizations like Buffer, Gallup, and Global Workplace Analytics the “remote work revolution” is here to stay. Below are the top 4 benefits of remote workers and how to find and hire them using a trusted Talent Acquisition Partner like AccruePartners.
- Expands the Candidate Pool
Traditionally, when hiring new talent companies were limited to a radius around one location if they did want to incur costly relocation benefits. The opportunities are endless with remote work and recruiters can expand their candidate pool and connect with top talent located across the nation. Not only does remote work increase the number of job opportunities available in the market, but it also gives employers the opportunity to find the most qualified candidate that will match their culture and team as the “right hire.”
- Maximizes Cost Savings
Organizations typically save an average of $11,000 per year for each remote employee. The bottom line is important and while employers can physically remove expenses like stationery supplies and desk purchases, they can also save in time expenses when working with a trusted Talent Acquisition Partner. Firms like AccruePartners, are experts in finding and matching top talent in collaboration with the hiring manager and decision-makers. Through an extensive screening process, the hiring manager will only be presented with qualified candidates to interview so that they can focus on essential business functions without worry about the hiring process.
- Improves Employee Retention
Finding, hiring, and training the right hire is expensive for employers. 95% of employers say that offering work remote benefits has a positive direct impact on reducing attrition of valued employees. With over 80% of employees wanting to work from home at least some of the time, and 76% stating that they would be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible work options, it’s important to recognize and integrate strategies to attract and retain the top talent of your organization.
- Increases in Productivity and Ultimately Profitability
Happy employees are productive employees. Remote workers share that they are happier in their jobs 29% more than on-site workers due to a better work-life balance. With drastically reduced commute times, distractions, and stress levels, remote employees are 77% more productive and effective when working from home.
Hiring Remote Employees with AccruePartners
While we have only outlined 4 of our top benefits of hiring remote employees, the possibilities can be endless for your organization and employees. Our team at AccruePartners is experienced in searching and hiring remote talent and continue to refine our proven processes to be a partner with any organization looking to hire. Learn more about partnering with us and building the people, companies and careers that drive your organization forward together.