Something our team has been doing since 2013, has become a reality for many, many, many companies and their employees:
working from home
For some employees, it’s a new found freedom and/or time savings as they don’t need to commute anymore; and for some rather something closer to a nightmare as they are lacking the right conditions at home or are simply missing the social interaction in real life.
For some companies, it’s an opportunity to save costs or a management challenge – leading people remotely requires a different set and level of competencies.
It’s a double-edged sword.
For us, it has worked to our advantage – just to name a few examples:
- Bigger talent pool: thanks to the location independence, we can recruit people in places that we normally would not have access to. But remember: recruiting & on-boarding needs to be adapted substantially!
- We have happier & more engaged team members who consciously choose this work & life style.
- We were able to reach international clients much faster than we normally would have.
This is how we’ve used our freedom: Behind the Scenes of our online & flexible work style.
According to CNN Business, there are companies that have announced that their employees won’t be going back to the office until at least 2021, incl.: Google, Viacom, Royal Bank of Scotland etc.
And some have shut their offices for good, incl. Facebook, Twitter, Shopify etc.
Find the full article here.
Our team has compiled a list of 41 tips that “Makes working from home work”.
If you need support in adapting your organization to the new reality (improved recruitment processes, remote work habits, training for managers on how to lead remotely, making your on-boarding online), feel free to reach out:
in Polish: Anna.Zadrozna@CareerAngels.eu
in German, Spanish or English: Sandra.Bichl@CareerAngels.