Benefits of a Remote Team in IT Industry.
By Citlalli Campos
Lately, we have all been forced to embrace shelter in place orders. Living through a pandemic is forcing us to reinvent the way we work, shop, live and learn. Instacart, Telehealth, Amazon, and TikTok dance challenges have proven to be lifelines to the outside world.
The pandemic has also forced most of our teams to become a remote workforce…literally overnight. According to Nicholas Bloom, a professor from Stanford University, Professor Bloom’s study on remote work and gets the result that in 2014, 13.5% of the workforce, worked from home.
But the challenge, waiting just around the corner is hiring through a pandemic, I know it must seem like that is a non-issue with the crazy unemployment rates hitting an all-time high. But if you’re in the hunt for talent in IT such as software engineers, quality assurance specialists, or project managers. The outlook is bleak, the industry was already experiencing a talent shortage. The pandemic will only make matters worse.
Creating your own “dream team” will cost you time and money. Finding new ways to adjust to get things done and responding to demand will be key. Reinvent the way we work by letting go of the idea that we all have to be in the same physical place or having a blended workforce by hiring contractors? hiring outsourcing teams? maybe the position that used to be located in the office can now be remote?
To dispel the idea that remote work is bad and to begin the conversation towards a healthy dialogue promoting win-win solutions we came up with a shortlist of how a remote workforce can positively impact businesses:
1. Increase productivity.
Several studies have been carried out to verify that employees whose remote jobs are more productive and suffer less work stress. This recent study published on ZDNet, says that 45% of remote workers report they are able to work smarter. With all the technologies we have nowadays, employees can collaborate as if they’re in the same conference room.
2. Higher retention rates.
Believe it or not, 53% of remote workers report that they are not considering leaving their jobs in the next year. Nowadays employees are looking for jobs that give them more than the typical benefits. As you can read in Sara Sutton’s article, 82% of employees say they would be more loyal to companies that offer flexible work options.
3. Increase savings.
As we mentioned before creating your own “dream team” will cost you time and money. When hiring a remote team you will be able to reduce spending on the purchase and maintenance of technology, and some other benefits that might need to be provided to an in-house employee. According to a Stanford study, a company can save about $2,000 per year per employee who works from home.
4. Increased wellness.
Most of the employees who work from home tend to eat healthier and have lower stress levels. Developers usually have their own rhythm, some of them might be more productive late at night or at 5:00 A.M. Giving the benefit of work remotely, makes them feel comfortable and are more productive. Also, as a matter of fact, companies had reported that 63% of their remote workers have a fewer unscheduled absences.
5. Easier access to a GLOBAL top talent.
The world is full of talent. Instead of limiting your recruiting opportunities to a local talent pool, you can focus on finding the best-qualified candidates from all around the world. Outsourcing gives you the opportunity to have a whole team of developers dedicated to your goals and projects, with the same privilege of having one locally but with a lower cost.
GO REMOTE WITH US!
Classic hiring methods don’t work anymore and are quite outdated. Here in Advancio, we have the team you are looking for. With 10 years of experience and a really big base of software engineers all around the world, we know how to manage a remote team and give you the best results.
When hiring your remote team with us, you should not worry about mentoring your remote team, lack of experience, losing control, or some other fears that might come to your mind. Being agile is part of our culture, we synchronize our time and goals with your company. Keeping constant communication with you, having spring meetings to show you all the progress of your project.