Remote working used to be the preserve of digital tech start-ups recruiting digital talent but with the advent of the coronavirus working from home has quickly become the norm. The future for remote working has suddenly become topical and for hiring managers there are great benefits in recruiting for remote positions.
In the last few years, the option of remote working was seen as an attractive benefit to attract top talent and a handful of companies even boasted that despite employing hundreds of people, they had no physical office and were genuinely 100% remote. In the last six months almost all office workers have had no choice but to work-from-home and attractive as this might sound there can be numerous issues that this presents.
To enable remote or working from home employees need the right technology and many have moved to a portable notebook, sales of which have soared in the last six months. Equally essential is a reliable and fast internet connection along with software like Zoom and Google Hangout plus collaboration platforms like Slack.
Setting up an environment that is conducive to working from home is not straightforward and, in some respects, needs to be separate from normal home life to avoid various distractions. For many they miss the physical face to face interaction with work colleagues and over time there could be the onset of mental health issues too.
For some employees working from home can present productivity issues. There is a temptation by managers to have way too many conference calls and online meetings without realising this can waste people’s time. Any online call needs a well thought out agenda with actionable outcomes.
The right solution for the majority is probably a hybrid of remote (or working from home) and presence in a physical office. This provides the perfect balance of flexibility whilst maintaining work colleague relationships. Remote working does not suit everyone and when human resources managers are creating job specifications in the recruiting process it is key to identify the ideal candidate profile that suites this style of working. For hiring managers adding a remote working option does increase their talent pool because now they can access global talent without the limitations of geographical boundaries.
One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by giving access to a global talent pool is Hire Digital, a start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their talent management software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally.
Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital, he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.