We often review the ways in which cloud-based systems, phone conferencing and video conferencing can help you stay connected with remote employees. Most companies offer a few positions that can be done remotely, and many potential hires are looking specifically for remote jobs. However, some may still avoid hiring remote workers out of fear of unproductivity.
Here are a few reasons why hiring remote employees can be beneficial:
1. When hiring remote workers, you have a wider selection of applicants to choose from in a larger geographical radius, allowing you to find the best fit for your company. This also means you can hire someone who has previous experience working remotely, ensuring professionalism and efficiency.
2. Your remote employees will experience less stress working from their own office or home office without long commutes while enjoying a better work life balance. Remote employees may choose hours that are better suited for their work style, and may even eat a healthier diet. Having healthy, stress-free employees means higher productivity, better job performance and decreased employee turnover and dissatisfaction.
3. Remote employees also take fewer sick days and may get more work done, as they will take fewer breaks and begin work earlier, rather than just trying to get away from the office. They may also strive to impress you in order to prove that their remote position is valuable. In fact, Forbes reported earlier this year that remote workers may be more productive than those at the office!
4. Keeping remote employees focused, connected and included is easier than ever. Employees can quickly share files and make video or phone calls to coworkers to stay informed about projects and clients.
Hiring remote employees can be tricky, and making sure it is beneficial to your company depends on hiring the right people and having the right technology. If you’re ready to improve your office systems to stay connected with remote employees, contact BCS Voice & Data today at (757) 497-3100 to find out what will work best for you.