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Apr 27, 2020

Employers are finding that remote workers are more productive and less stressed, and it seems that people who work remotely want to continue working remotely. Before the global pandemic, 80% of workers say they'd turn down a job that didn't offer location flexibility. Is that still the same? Has remote working lost its shine?

As the world of work continues to evolve and change, teams will need to decide when and where to use a remote workforce. But first, companies will need to take a look at their hiring practices and make sure they are reaching the growing majority of workers who require flexible working conditions.

Companies can start by creating quality job postings that outline the limits of location flexibility. A section on the careers page must be targeted at attracting remote workers as well in order to keep candidates interested. Recruiting programs, including AI solutions that source and contact passive candidates, should also be upfront about work from home flexibility in order to create quality leads.

After hiring a remote worker, it is critical to set aside some initial time for onboarding. An initial project allows them to showcase their skills and enable the employer to then evaluate after completion. This gives your new employee a chance to show their eagerness and initiative while allowing you to assess how the employee fits within your company and overall culture.

Vinita Venkatesh, VP at Mya Systems, reveals how businesses can ensure teams will attract remote talent and onboard them properly.