Remote work is on the rise, and it’s becoming a way of life for many professionals. A recent Gallup poll estimates that 7 out of 10 white-collar workers in America are still working from home. It has had major impacts across all industry verticals – including EdTech. Remote work allows companies to hire diverse talent from around the world without having to pay for expensive office space, require time-wasting commuting, or provide relocation packages. The result? A future “New World” where remote working reigns supreme in almost every industry imaginable.
Working Remotely Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon
In a recent The Renaissance Network (TRN) survey with over 500 respondents across all levels, 86% told TRN they were working remotely in their current jobs. With a majority of the Ed-Tech industry working remotely right now, it’s safe to say that a return to the office isn’t going to be on the table for the foreseeable future.
Remote Work: Be Proactive
Gone are the days when companies were limited to searching for top talent within an hour’s radius of their physical location. Borne out of necessity, many companies now realize the flexibility and improved culture, not to mention a stronger bottom line, that talented remote team members can bring to the table.
If the best person for the job is located in New York City, but your company is out in San Francisco, no problem. Upping the ante with remote job listings attracts the top talent who are looking for better work-life balance, the ability to have flexible hours, and more free time. More time results in a committed and qualified workforce that is able to provide your company with improved results, focus, support, and projects that get completed on schedule. It’s a win-win for everyone.
You Have To Evolve To Stay Relevant
In fact, many companies that aren’t offering enough remote work opportunities are struggling to stay relevant and are failing to attract the most talented employees.
An organization that continues to focus solely on an office-based scenario is not only missing out on appealing to the majority of today’s professionals, but it’s also not going to benefit from lower-cost locations, advances in remote communication technology, and innovative ways to continue to grow and increase profits and sustainability.
Get On Board Or Get Left Behind.
Companies like Twitter, Nationwide Insurance, and Shopify are taking steps to make remote working a permanent part of their organizational equations. They realize how easy it is to draw from a worldwide pool of talent versus only focusing on employees who live in a few select large cities or are willing to relocate to one.
Transitioning the majority of your workforce to a work-from-home scenario can be a daunting and somewhat overwhelming task. But, it could be necessary. You’ve probably seen companies that were forced to hire physical relocation candidates that were good but not great. Settling for someone who isn’t an ideal fit for your business doesn’t have to be your only choice anymore. You don’t have to give up on finding the perfect employee.
Top Employees Want To Work Remotely
Some niche functions, like sales, have almost always been primarily remote. Now, as more and more companies start to realize the ease and benefits of having a remote workforce, employees across all functions are seeing a shift in company philosophies and expectations that are providing dramatic benefits for employees, managers, clients, and even CEOs.
The benefits of working from home are a huge draw for many employees. From not having to endure painful commutes, to having flexibility for scheduling errands and appointments, less exposure to illness, more time for family, hobbies, and fitness, more and more companies, employees, and clients are recognizing that working from home has serious perks for all involved.
Put Your Organization In A Position Of Sustainable Success
Remote jobs are becoming the norm and not an exception reserved for certain progressive companies; this can make it more difficult for an organization to stay relevant and competitive. TRN can scour the country, and even the world, to find you that ideal candidate. By being able to choose the best workers for your organization, it’s just naturally going to lead to better company performance through improved productivity, realized goals, higher profits, and improved employee satisfaction.
With 25 years of experience helping Education and Technology companies grow by unearthing talent and building world-class teams, TRN is positioned to help your organization find and recruit top EdTech professionals and leaders… You don’t have to go it alone in the move to recruiting remote employees. TRN has the strategies, knowledge, and expertise to make the transition as painless as possible.
Contact us and find out why TRN is considered the Education Talent Expert.