How to Attract and Retain Your Remote Talents?

February 27, 2024
Women working remotely from home

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The working landscape now is different compared to 5 years ago. Gone were the days of a rigid 9-to-5 in the office. Today, the rise of remote work has empowered employees to embrace the new norm: a more flexible, autonomous way of working. This however is beneficial for businesses. Geographical boundaries are long gone and businesses now have the flexibility and option to hire talents from anywhere in the world. In this blog, we will delve into the secrets of building a thriving remote team that can dictate your business’s success.

Attracting Remote Talent

The first step to successfully build a thriving remote team is to attract the right talents for your business. In today’s competitive talent market, attracting the right remote talents is crucial for the business. With the right talents, you can steer your business in the right direction and propel it towards its goals.

Employer Branding

In today’s job market with countless remote job postings, it is hard to stand out. However, having a strong employer with strong values and mission can help you stand out. Moreover, with a strong employer branding, you are attracting candidates who are a good cultural fit, thus reducing turnover rates and, ultimately, saving costs. 

Most importantly, trust. In a virtual world, building trust with your employees is crucial. Employees value transparency. Remember to share with your employees the challenges of remote work and the benefits that your company offers which cater to a remote workforce.

Recruitment Channels 

With the advancement of technology, you have the option to go beyond job boards to reach remote talent pools. Social networks such as LinkedIn, professional communities like GitHub, and recruitment platforms like Aniday. These are all tools that you can use to find the best talent for your business. 

With LinkedIn, you are connected to a vast network of professionals and it offers a wide range of tools for job search which can help you speed up the search for your ideal candidate. 

With GitHub, you have access to candidates who are passionate about what they do and they are the ones who are actively engaged in the industry as well. With GitHub in particular, software developers work together on open-source projects, and businesses can contact them for job opportunities. Lastly, with Aniday, you are indirectly connected with their network of over 10,000 headhunters which can help you source for candidates no matter where they are in the world. Moreover, with Aniday, gone were the days where you had to vet through tens of resumes, Aniday will help you select the best candidates so that you can rest assured that you will only get the best resumes to review.

Diversity and Inclusion

Women working remotely having meetings with people from different ethnicities

By embracing diversity and inclusion (D&I), you will be able to tap into a larger pool of qualified candidates regardless of their location, background, or identity. Furthermore, D&I can give your business an edge over your competitors as well. By attracting a larger talent pool, you will be able also to foster a more innovative and adaptable workforce, thus resulting in better business outcomes.  

However, fostering D&I in the workplace is a constant work in progress which starts from the recruitment process. More than recruitment, you will have to foster a culture of respect and belonging through inclusive policies and practices which will dive into later.

Retaining Remote Talent

Attracting the best talent for your business is crucial, however, it doesn’t stop there. It is more important to know how you can retain talents so that you will be able to keep your turnover rates to a minimum.

Communication and Collaboration

Remote team communication

In the realm of remote work, effective communication stands as the cornerstone of successful collaboration. However, while digital platforms like MsTeams, Zoom, and Slack facilitate connectivity, Deskimo introduces a unique dimension by providing opportunities for offline interactions with unparalleled flexibility.

Clear and consistent communication is paramount in any work setting, but in remote environments, it becomes even more crucial. Without clear instructions and seamless communication channels, the likelihood of miscommunication and subsequent dissatisfaction among employees increases significantly. Beyond transmitting information, effective communication fosters a sense of belonging, ensuring that remote team members feel heard and valued.

While digital tools are indispensable for remote collaboration, Deskimo recognizes the importance of blending online connectivity with offline interactions. With thousands of coworking spaces in their network, Deskimo enables teams to convene in physical environments conducive to collaboration, creativity, and camaraderie. Whether for brainstorming sessions, team meetings, or casual interactions, Deskimo’s on-demand, pay-as-you-go workspace solutions empower businesses to nurture meaningful connections among remote team members.

In today’s dynamic work landscape, fostering a sense of community goes beyond formal work-related calls. Deskimo encourages businesses to embrace informal interactions and team-building activities, fostering rapport among colleagues and strengthening relationships. By bridging the gap between virtual and physical collaboration, Deskimo helps businesses build resilient and cohesive remote teams, poised for success in the modern work environment.

Invest in Development and Growth

To build a thriving workforce, employees need training to reach their true potential. Training and development programs equip employees with new skills and knowledge, which enable them to tackle greater challenges and take on new responsibilities. With room for growth given to your employees, they feel valued and this fosters a sense of purpose in what they do and thus, less likely to seek opportunities elsewhere. Remember, it is always cheaper to train your employees than to hire new ones!

Here’s a bonus, investing in employee development doesn’t require a fortune, here are some effective strategies: 

  • Mentorship programs: Pair experienced employees with junior colleagues or new employees for guidance. 
  • Training workshops: Open up workshops for employees to upskill so that they will be able to stay relevant in today’s workforce. 
  • Regular feedback: Create a culture of open communication and feedback helping employees understand their strengths and areas for improvement.

Recognition and Appreciation 

Manager recognizing his employee for his hardwork

Finally, it is important to recognize your employees for the hard work they put into their work and appreciate them. When employees feel validated and valued for their contributions, it gives them a sense of purpose at the workplace. Thus translating to higher morale at work and willingness to go the extra mile.

Furthermore, it builds stronger relationships between employees and managers. When employees feel appreciated by their peers and leaders, it not only strengthens team spirit but also increases overall trust within the organization. 

As a business, you should consider going beyond financial rewards. While bonuses and incentives can be valuable, genuine appreciation and recognition can hold more weight in the long run. More than recognition from managers, peer-to-peer recognition can be meaningful and your first step to create a culture of appreciation.

In Summary

Remember this, when you take care of your employees, they will take care of your business. In the competitive environment we are in today, it may be challenging to attract the best talent for your business. However, by building a strong employer brand and utilizing different recruitment channels, you will be able to attract the best talent for your business. 

Moreover, integrating flexible workspaces into your remote work strategy can further enhance employee satisfaction and productivity. By providing flexible and adaptable physical environments, businesses can offer remote teams the opportunity for in-person collaboration and connection, fostering a sense of belonging and teamwork essential to lowering your turnover rate ultimately steering your business in the right direction.

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