Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday, I hope this work week is treating you and your business well. Before you know it, the weekend will be here, and we can breathe a sigh of relief that we made it through another one. But before we can all be sipping theoretical margaritas by the poolside singing fun summer songs. There's an interesting topic I think many of you would find insightful. Let's talk about hiring new employees and working fully remote from home.
The Numbers: Did you know that less than 8% of the potential workforce wants to fully work from home? According to iHires State of Online Recruiting 2020, only 7.6% of potential workers want to work exclusively from home. While 42.2% of surveyed candidates said they would be more open to working in any office environment. Meaning they're ready, willing and able to get back and thrive in your work environment. But how does this relate to you and your small business?
What about me and my business?: This research conducted by iHire is important to you because it shows you what potential hires are looking for in the workforce. Knowledge is power, and by knowing what your hire-ee's want can give you a leg up on competitors. During these unprecedented times, more business owners have started shifting to working from home. It allows you many benefits, but something my grandfather always told me growing up, "Happy wife, Happy life" meaning that if you make the sacrifices to keep your significant other happy then in turn, you'll be happy yourself. I believe that applies to your workforce too, If you go the extra mile to make sure your employees have everything they need and want (to a degree), they perform at a much higher level, bringing your business to a new level of success.
It's a perfect time to act: With a high number of recent layoffs from businesses nationwide, the recruitment pool has some of the best and brightest to offer right now, and with Covid-19 creating these tough and previously unventured paths for small businesses everywhere, it's very important that owners listen to these job seekers and do whatever they can to get them in the door and stay as long as possible. But what do you think? Is it more beneficial to keep your employees working from home, away from others and limiting the contact between people? Or do you think with a more monitored introduction to working in an office setting can truly bring out the best in people? Let me know what you think, I look forward to hearing from you, stay safe and good luck!