Staffing firms have seen a lot of changes over the past couple of years. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way businesses were staffing their companies and, more importantly, people started working at home in large numbers. In fact, remote work has become the new norm. So, if your staffing firm isn’t placing remote candidates, it should be. Here’s why.
Why Your Staffing Firm Should Consider Placing Remote Candidates
Employers’ needs have drastically changed since the pandemic. Many businesses have moved to remote work only or have some remote employees on staff. Like it or not, remote work is here to stay. Millions of people in the United States work from a remote location at least part-time. Those numbers are expected to grow in the years to come as technology expands and becomes more readily available. To remain competitive in today’s talent market, your firm will need to place remote candidates.
Now that many people have had a taste of working remotely they don’t want to go back to in-person jobs. More people looking for work are saying that the ability to work remotely, at least part-time, is a must. In fact, it is often one of the deciding criteria for employees when they are looking for work, right along with insurance benefits, salary, and paid time off. So, by offering remote placements you will be providing your candidates with something they truly desire in a new job. It will get you access to a higher number of quality candidates.
Speaking of, offering remote placement will get you access to more talent from a geographical perspective as well. When you are offering remote work opportunities, location is no longer a factor. You will receive candidates from all over. More importantly, you will receive higher-quality candidates because, again, location is taken out of the equation. There won’t be anything stopping them from submitting their hiring materials for consideration. Who knows, the perfect match for an open position may be on the other side of the country.
One of the biggest reasons your staffing firm should be placing remote candidates is that it will help reduce turnover rates. Remote workers are happier and more productive. So, your candidates are more likely to be pleased with their jobs for longer when they are permitted to work from home. Additionally, your candidates are more likely to be satisfied with their placement and relationship with you. That means when they need to be placed for a job again, they’ll come back to you. They will also be more likely to refer colleagues to your firm when the time comes.
The Right Technology Can Make Remote Onboarding Easy For Staffing Firms
Speaking of employee satisfaction, creating a positive employee experience can make a huge difference in the quality of candidates you receive. Recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding are all critical parts of the overall candidate experience. Work with Essium for access to the onboarding technology you need to be successful with remote staffing. Request a consultation to learn more about our tech and how it can help your firm.