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6 Advantages of Embracing a Remote Working Model

As businesses continue to navigate the complexities of remote work, we sought insights from HR professionals and experts on its advantages.

As businesses continue to navigate the complexities of remote work, we sought insights from HR professionals and experts on its advantages. From global talent acquisition boosting productivity to finding operational continuity and resilience in crises, six experts share their unique perspectives on the benefits of a remote working model from an HR standpoint.

Boosting Productivity with Global Talent Acquisition 

One advantage of embracing a remote work model is that employers will exponentially increase their pool of available candidates with the desired skill-set. When you put your company in the global market, you can hire the best talent, regardless of geographic boundaries, and potentially increase productivity and innovation. In a challenging workforce climate with difficulty bringing in top talent, this is a clear win-win.

Jessica Milewski, Senior HR Consultant, HR Answers

Unveiling Hidden Productivity in Remote Work

Emphasis on tangible outcomes over mere presence. In a traditional office setup, there can be a bias, albeit unintentional, to value physical visibility as an indicator of productivity. Transitioning to remote work brought a surprising revelation about one of our link-building outreach managers. While they kept a low profile in the office, the shift to remote work showcased their true potential. 

Not only were they consistently available for Zoom calls, but they also registered a 20% increase in successful placements compared to the average employee. Their productivity was hiding in plain sight all along.

Eugenia Syrytsia, HR Expert, Recruiter, Editorial.Link

Seeing Easier Conflict Resolution in Remote Settings

Remote team conflicts don't have to be an inevitability, but when they do arise, HR will have a much easier time settling things fairly. Unlike traditional office work, there are fewer opportunities for employees to slight or bully each other without a trace of evidence because so many interactions are text-based. 

Theoretically, knowing their words could be shown to HR later is enough of a reminder for most people to treat each other with respect. But whenever that doesn't happen, there's a clearer paper trail for HR to follow and tangible proof an employee can share when they're mistreated.

Robert Kaskel, Chief People Officer, Checkr

Enhancing Cultural Diversity and Competitiveness

One standout advantage of adopting a remote working model is the exponential expansion of your talent pool. In our experience at our SaaS company, remote work removes geographical barriers, allowing us to recruit top-notch professionals globally, not just locally. This is invaluable for hard-to-fill roles requiring specialized skills.

When you can hire from anywhere, you're not just picking from local talent—you're gaining access to a world of expertise. This gives you a competitive edge and enriches your company culture with diverse perspectives.

HR can acquire the best talent, elevating the company's competitiveness and cultural diversity by breaking geographical limits.

Madhurima Halder, Content Manager, Recruit CRM

Discovering Significant Savings on Office Overheads

You can save big on overheads. Many businesses report annual savings of between 10k and 30k USD per employee on office overheads. 

This translates to fewer utilities, reduced office space rental, and less spending on in-office amenities. When employees maintain motivation and meet their work KPIs and OKRs remotely, it's a clear win for companies. Adopting this model is more than a trend; it's a smart financial choice for a company's future.

Fred Winchar, Founder, Certified HR Professional, MaxCash

Finding Operational Continuity and Resilience in Crises

Adopting remote work is a notable trend today because of technological advancements and workforce dynamics. The key benefits of embracing the remote working model are readiness and flexibility.

When companies embrace the remote working model, sustaining their business activity during natural disasters, crises, or cyber-attacks becomes much easier. There isn't a need to be present at the office as workers can work from anywhere. 

This can be achieved by diversifying the workforce geographically, enabling operational flexibility, investing in technology infrastructure, ensuring pandemic readiness, and enhancing employee well-being. 

In conclusion, this preparedness is one key benefit of embracing remote work that helps an organization to adapt and thrive in unpredictable circumstances, ensuring the continuation of essential operations and functions.

Peter Bryla, Community Manager, ResumeLab

Final Thoughts

From harnessing global talent to discovering hidden productivity and ensuring operational continuity in crises, the benefits offered by a remote working model extend far beyond those of the traditional office setup. As organizations navigate the complexities of the modern workplace, these insights point toward a future where remote work is not just a response to external challenges but a strategic choice that enhances productivity, fosters inclusivity, and fortifies organizations.

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