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WHy Hire remotely?

“Remote work is here, and it’s here to stay. The only question is whether you’ll be part of the early adopters, the early majority, the late majority, or the laggards. The ship carrying the innovators has already sailed, but there are still plenty of vessels for the early adopters. Come on board.”
— Everett Rodgers, Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

Do you have an in-house accountant, solicitor or graphic designer, or do you outsource these roles? If the latter, then you are already employing remote workers! Hiring remotely may seem like a daunting task, however a study of remote workers reported in the Harvard Business Review showed that employees working out of the office were more productive, and gained the equivalent of an additional day of work per week over office workers.  Working in their chosen environment also made employees happier, which made them work harder, for longer hours, ultimately leading to greater company profits!

Hiring remote workers not only allows you to save money on workspace costs but gives you access to a wider pool of talent willing to work full time, part time or on smaller contracts and projects from a variety of locations.  Remote work is becoming increasingly appealing to many applicants who are unable to or uninterested in working in traditional environments, like parents needing to stay at home, staff living in rural areas, and freelancers more adept at working in their own space in jobs that provide them with more flex time.

Still need convincing? Thousands of high profile, multi-national companies including Apple, IBM, Amazon and American Express employ remote employees. The links below outline some of the benefits of hiring remote workers.

 

Psychology expert says working remotely has benefits - click here to read more

Remote workers: to hire or not to hire - click here to read more

Six reasons to hire remote workers - click here to read more