5 Ways Remote Working Can Positively Impact Your Hiring

Following the Covid-19 global pandemic, 2020 will be known as the year that remote working became the norm.

While permanent remote working remains impossible for some industries, others are considering the benefits of operating remotely for the foreseeable future.

There are undoubtedly advantages of being in an office environment and having face-to-face interaction with your colleagues; however, working remotely can also deliver a range of benefits, particularly when it comes to recruiting.

Whether you’re building a case for permanent remote working or looking to make the most of recruiting while working from home, here are five of the positive effects that remote working can have on your hiring:

1. It allows you to widen your talent pool

If your company is considering implementing a long-term remote working strategy, you are no longer limited to just employing local talent; the world is truly your oyster!

If your employees can work anywhere, you can broaden your search to attract candidates from further afield. This is particularly important for smaller businesses that perhaps don’t have a well-known brand or are based in less populated areas; it gives them access to a whole new pool of talent and can make sourcing niche skill-sets much easier.

(Webrecruit has launched national recruitment advertising campaigns to make sure that your job advert appears in searches to candidates across the country, rather than just showing in one location – find out more).

Just remember that if there is a possibility that you will return to office-based working in the future, you will need to clearly communicate this within your job advert so candidates are aware before they apply.

2. Remote working options can attract more candidates

Flexible working has long been in demand; in fact, 92% of Millennials identify flexibility as a top priority when job hunting.

However, it’s not just this group that desires flexible and remote working options; those returning from parental leave, people with disabilities or anyone with needs that might not necessarily suit a typical 9-5 office environment can all benefit from remote working.

By offering flexible hours or the option to work from home, this can help to attract a more diverse range of candidates who previously may not have considered employment opportunities with your company.

3. The recruitment process becomes easier for applicants

Interviewing for other roles when you’re already working a full-time job can be difficult. No-one wants to have to lie to their employer to attend interviews but also disclosing that you’re seeking opportunities elsewhere may not reflect favourably on you.

However, when working remotely, candidates can be interviewed online via video chat, meaning that they can attend the interview on their lunch break without having to take time out from their existing role.

4. It can improve the wellbeing of your employees

Working from home can improve the wellbeing of your team. In fact, 77% of talent leaders found that flexible working improves work-life balance, in LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Report.

With the removal of the daily commute, employees are given the gift of time; whether they use it to have an extra hour of sleep, spend more time with their children or go for a run, remote working encourages more of a work-life balance.

This improved work-life balance also means that employees are happier when working; in fact, 54% of talent leaders cited that it encouraged retention.

However, there is a danger when working from home that your employees will end up working extra hours. To reap the benefits of improved wellbeing and retention, encourage your team to close their laptops when the working day is finished, rather than blurring the lines between work and home.

5. It can reduce your operating costs

Consider the costs associated with working in your office: rent, cleaning, utilities, tea and coffee…it all adds up. By operating remotely, you’re not exposed to these fixed costs and able to allocate this budget to other areas.

With technology becoming more important than ever as employees communicate digitally, many companies are using these savings to invest in cloud based technology to improve efficiencies and streamline processes. For example, we’ve seen an increase in companies looking to introduce recruitment software to help their team process additional applications they’ve received.

 

Considering introducing recruitment technology to your business? Book your demo of Webrecruit ATS recruitment software.

New call-to-action



178 thoughts on “5 Ways Remote Working Can Positively Impact Your Hiring

  1. You are so interesting! I don’t suppose I’ve truly read through anything like that before. So nice to find another person with some original thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the web, someone with a little originality.

  2. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day. It’s always helpful to read articles from other writers and practice a little something from their websites.

  3. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something too few folks are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I stumbled across this during my hunt for something relating to this.

  4. The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not fail me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read through, however I genuinely thought you would probably have something interesting to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you can fix if you weren’t too busy seeking attention.

  5. When I initially commented I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service? Thank you.

  6. Hello there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!

  7. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who was doing a little homework on this. And he actually bought me lunch simply because I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this subject here on your site.

  8. Hello there, I think your web site could possibly be having web browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other than that, great blog.

  9. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few folks are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I came across this during my search for something relating to this.

  10. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I’m hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal site now 😉

  11. I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your content. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to bookmark your blog and keep checking for new information about once a week. I opted in for your Feed too.

  12. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it won’t fail me as much as this one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, however I truly thought you would have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something you could possibly fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.

  13. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will revisit yet again since i have book-marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  14. Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written any better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I am going to forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a great read. Thank you for sharing!

  15. I blog quite often and I really appreciate your information. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I will take a note of your website and keep checking for new information about once per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  16. You are so cool! I do not suppose I have read through something like this before. So wonderful to find somebody with some unique thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality.

  17. I must thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this website. I am hoping to see the same high-grade content from you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own website now 😉

  18. I absolutely love your website.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you build this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my own blog and want to know where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Kudos!

  19. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I found this during my hunt for something concerning this.

  20. Having read this I believed it was really informative. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this short article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  21. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I came across this in my hunt for something concerning this.

  22. You are so awesome! I do not believe I have read a single thing like that before. So nice to discover someone with a few unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with some originality.

  23. Hello there! This post couldn’t be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I’ll send this post to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  24. I’m more than happy to uncover this page. I want to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every bit of it and i also have you book-marked to check out new things on your web site.

  25. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I came across this in my hunt for something relating to this.

  26. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thanks, However I am having troubles with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I can’t join it. Is there anybody else getting the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  27. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which not enough people are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy that I found this during my hunt for something regarding this.

  28. Greetings, I believe your site could be having browser compatibility problems. When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other than that, excellent blog.

  29. An interesting discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you need to write more on this subject, it may not be a taboo matter but typically people do not talk about such issues. To the next! All the best!

  30. I was pretty pleased to discover this website. I want to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely really liked every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new information in your site.

  31. Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this short article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  32. You’re so cool! I don’t think I have read through something like this before. So nice to find someone with a few original thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with a little originality.

  33. Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce a superb article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  34. I was more than happy to uncover this great site. I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to look at new things in your blog.

  35. I absolutely love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you make this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m looking to create my very own blog and want to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Thanks.

  36. Howdy! This article couldn’t be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  37. Hello there! This post could not be written any better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  38. The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it won’t fail me as much as this particular one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, nonetheless I truly thought you would probably have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you could fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.

  39. Next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not disappoint me as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, nonetheless I really believed you would probably have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something that you could fix if you weren’t too busy searching for attention.

  40. Howdy, I do think your site may be having internet browser compatibility problems. Whenever I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Other than that, fantastic site!

  41. After checking out a handful of the articles on your website, I really appreciate your way of blogging. I book-marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website too and tell me your opinion.

  42. After going over a few of the blog posts on your web page, I honestly like your way of blogging. I book marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my web site as well and let me know what you think.

  43. I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that too few folks are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I came across this in my search for something concerning this.

  44. I’m excited to find this great site. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it and I have you book-marked to look at new stuff in your web site.

  45. Can I simply just say what a comfort to uncover somebody that actually understands what they are talking about on the web. You certainly realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people should look at this and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you aren’t more popular given that you definitely have the gift.

  46. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly.

  47. I must thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this website. I really hope to see the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own blog now 😉

  48. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who was doing a little research on this. And he in fact bought me lunch due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this topic here on your site.

  49. I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I came across this during my hunt for something regarding this.

  50. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after browsing through a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I discovered it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently.

  51. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after looking at a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely pleased I found it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently.

  52. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always helpful to read articles from other writers and use a little something from their websites.

  53. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little research on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this matter here on your website.

Leave a Reply