I’m on a number of mailing lists for recruiters (most of whom seem to be located in New Jersey, but that’s another story).
What I don’t understand is why so many companies are hiring for remote workers until “the situation gets normal” / “the ‘quarantine’ ends” / insert favorite catchphrase here.
Remote work has been the future for information workers for quite some time now. It’s practically inevitable.
Smart companies have already moved to a 100% remote / distributed model.
There are wins for everyone:
- Better work/life balance
- No 45-minute commute = less-stressed employee
- Improved quality of life for both you and your employees
- Lower fixed expenses for your business (e.g., no office rent)
- Lower insurance costs for your business (e.g., flood insurance)
- More productive workers
- Larger talent pool for your business
So why are so many companies so eager to return to the old way of doing things?
It often takes a big disruptive event to wake us from our routines.
Is it stubbornness, an “I refuse to change because what’s always worked must be the right way, history is stupid, and I can win against the future!” mentality?
I just spoke with a strategic partner who made this change months ago. Instant five-figure monthly cost reduction.
Talk about a timely move!
Automaticc is now 100% distributed — and was 99% distributed for most of its life —and I’d say they’re doing alright.
Sticking with a remote/distributed model is:
- A win-win
- A competitive advantage
- An operational improvement
What are you doing to take advantage of the silver lining??