We’ve all had to come to terms with the new ‘normal’ over the past few months. Getting used to wearing face masks, staying two metres apart and, for many people, working from home. While most of the changes are a struggle, remote working has been something of a success. Both employees and employers have become accustomed to the new environment and its benefits to productivity and work-life balance.

So, if working remotely is successful for the majority of us, what about hiring remotely? While there are a few challenges to virtual hiring – namely adapting to interviews on a video call – there are also a number of benefits…

1. Wider talent pool

With less restriction in terms of location and availability, your business has access to a much wider talent pool. Instead of missing out on potential star employees due geographical mobility, you can hire people from across the country, or internationally if your business allows, and find the right person for your team.

2. Save money

Typically, as your business expands and you hire more employees, your costs increase too. The more people you have in your offices, the more space you need. But, if you are hiring remotely and working from home, your office does not need to grow to accommodate your increasing workforce.

You might be able to get rid of the office altogether for big savings. Or perhaps you still want a core team in-house, with remote workers elsewhere. Whatever the case, there is a clear financial benefit.

3. Grow your business

Without geographical restriction, there’s no limit to where your business can go. Rather than being confined to an office space in London, Manchester or Liverpool, for example, your employees can be anywhere in the world with the help of the right connectivity and equipment.

In many cases, that allows for greater customer reach. By saying you’re based across the UK, for example, there’s a much wider appeal to customers who feel that they’re working with a company that’s national rather than local.

Facilitating remote working and hiring

Working remotely, it’s essential that your team are well organised to avoid any costly mistakes and miscommunication. Making sure everyone has access to the right assets and enabling clients to view and approve your work is essential for a successful business.

The same is true for hiring remotely. It’s critical when onboarding new staff that they can access everything they need including how to guides and brand guidelines. Ideally, you will also be able to control access, so they only see what’s needed at the start of their tenure.

Software to help with remote hiring

If you’re looking to hire remotely, iBase can help. Our cloud-based digital asset management system enables your team to access, edit and share files with ease. With our advanced metadata tags, you can also make sure the right users are accessing the right files by restricting access to specific tags.

If you are looking to switch over to remote working for the foreseeable future or would like to know more about our DAM platform, get in touch with our team today and see how we can help your business grow.

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