Why companies should consider hybrid hiring
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, the working world has radically changed, as companies have had to adapt to ensure employees can easily work from home.
What is a hybrid workplace?
Hybrid workplaces are companies in which employees work in the office, remotely, or a combination of the two. Whilst the hybrid model is great in that it allows flexibility, it won’t necessarily be fit for all companies. The modern world of work does not offer a one-size-fits-all solution to work, so organisations must carefully consider what will be best for them moving forward.
These are some of the major benefits of the hybrid workplace:
1.Competitive advantage in hiring talent
By adopting a hybrid model, companies are able to increase their talent pool due to a lack of commuting-distance restrictions, thus attracting new talent that can add value to the business. Many employees are prioritising greater flexibility in their working location and hours, so companies should embrace the hybrid model to attract and retain new talent.
Businesses can reduce the cost of office space by allowing their employees to work remotely. Companies can move to a smaller and cheaper office space if most of their employees are working from home.
Employees in a hybrid work environment have the option to hold some meetings in person and others online. They are both effective depending on the purpose of the meeting, empowering employees to make informed decisions based on what is necessary for the meeting.
4.Effective work-life balance
Remote work is likely to be preferred by candidates over office-based jobs because of the flexibility provided, which enables employees to fit their work schedules around their personal lives. As people work in different ways and prefer different workspaces, allowing employees flexibility in the location of their work also increases their productivity. Whilst some people are most productive in a centralised workplace surrounded by their colleagues, others may feel more motivated and productive working from the comfort of their home. The hybrid work arrangement allows for a combination of both.
Hybrid hiring has many benefits, but there is no single approach that works for all businesses. Companies should consider the needs and expectations of their existing employees as well as new candidates and respond accordingly. However, there is no doubt that hybrid hiring has the potential to make the working world more efficient and effective.
Looking for advice or support with finding talent for remote software vacancies? Get in touch with our team at Hexwired Recruitment today.