Over the last few months, we’ve experienced a global, cultural shift to fully remote working as businesses have made necessary changes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The nearly instant move to remote working has brought to light and made many companies realize (and embrace) the idea of remote working strategies. These strategies don’t just help companies secure talent – they can also bring forth great financial and strategic advantages. Businesses can spend less by cutting operating costs and become more flexible in competitive markets. In addition to having a segment of your workforce working remotely, there are also great remote strategies that companies can take advantage and only the more progressive ones have.
ONBOARDING NEW HIRES REMOTELY
Take, for example, remote onboarding of new hires. As lockdown restrictions ease and hiring start to increase, remote onboarding is a now a viable option to consider. It provides an easier transition for new hires that translates into faster integration within your workforce. It also can increase efficiency and productivity while maintaining employee engagement and retention.
Fingercheck’s employee self-onboarding dashboard does this for numerous companies by consolidating new hire data to automate the on-boarding phase. Direct Deposit and forms such as W-4s and I-9s are populated automatically to enable a completely digital onboarding experience. It not only will eliminate paperwork, but helps reduce the risk of errors and the “never fun” audit.
IT’S ALL IN THE RESEARCH
Research conducted by workspace provider IWG shows that 85% of businesses report an increase in productivity at their company due to greater flexibility and remote capability. As businesses start to build back up and recover from the pandemic, it’s important for companies to not fear the “new normal”. Rather, by being open to these new ways of running a business you’ll realize how good it can be for your bottom-line.