4 Ways that a Remote Work Environment Helps Your Recruiting Process

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Slideshare based on blog post by Chris Byers, Formstack CEO.

When recruiting, posting a remote job opens up a wider field of qualified applicants. A recent survey by Staples reported that 71% of people think remote working is a major benefit when considering a new job. Remote and hybrid-remote companies can position themselves as more attractive places to work and recruit stronger candidates.

This Slideshare features four ways having a remote work environment can help you find the best candidate for your job.

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4 Ways that a Remote Work Environment Helps Your Recruiting Process

  1. 1. @formstack Chris Byers CEO, Formstack 4 Ways That a Remote Work Environment Helps Your Recruiting Process
  2. 2. @formstack Seventy-one percent of survey respondents think remote working is an important benefit when considering a new job. Remote as an Advantage
  3. 3. @formstack • Remote and hybrid companies can position themselves as attractive places to work. • In doing so, they can recruit stronger candidates from across the country. Remote as an Advantage
  4. 4. @formstack 1. Remote working is a valuable perk.
  5. 5. @formstack • “Work-life balance” routinely cited as a top reason for working remotely. • People are less willing to endure long commutes or stressful workplaces. Remote working is a valuable perk.
  6. 6. @formstack 2. New hires don’t have to uproot their families.
  7. 7. @formstack • Many candidates’ face geographic restrictions to finding perfect job. • Family obligations or spouses’ jobs can impact their search area. • Remote workplaces have a recruiting advantage; they can recruit nationally + globally. No need to move!
  8. 8. @formstack 3. Companies don’t have to negotiate relocation packages.
  9. 9. @formstack • One study - it can cost up to $97,000 to transfer a homeowner and $24,000 to transfer a renter. • Eliminating relocation costs evens the playing field. • Hire the best – not just the cheapest or closest No relocation packages.
  10. 10. @formstack 4. Employee retention saves money.
  11. 11. @formstack • You have downtime when no one is in a position. • Hours are lost reviewing resumes and in interviews. • On-boarding can take months. Turnover is expensive.
  12. 12. @formstack • Happier employees are less likely to switch jobs. • Remote workers report higher levels of job satisfaction. • Fewer workers that move on results in money saved. Employee retention saves money.
  13. 13. @formstack Want to learn more about remote working and leading a remote team? Visit Where is my CEO?

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