The COVID-19 crisis has brought sweeping change to so many aspects of our lives - where we work being one of them. Some of these changes will be permanent. Indeed, many organisations have found that having a greater number of their employees based at home has worked out well for all parties. As a result, some employers have decided to shift completely to remote working for good, while others are transitioning more towards a hybrid way of working.
Whatever the situation at your own organisation, there could be an interesting shift among many employers to increase hiring for permanently remote jobs - jobs that lack a set location and can theoretically be done from anywhere in the world.
But what should you consider when planning and hiring for roles that will be based remotely, 100 per cent of the time? Here are 12 factors to think about, particularly if this will be the first time you’ll be hiring for a remote role.
Follow the above steps when considering hiring for permanently remote roles, and you will be well-placed to assemble a team with which you can confidently take on the professional challenges and opportunities which will come about in the next era of work.
For further insights and best practice to help you, your team and your organisation to successfully prepare for the new era of work, visit our Inspire Me in the New Era of Work hub.
Mark joined Hays in 1985 as a trainee consultant and has been in various roles, sectors and locations during his time at Hays. He is a Board member and in 2019 his responsibilities extended to Hays Ireland.
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