Return Employees to Work with Remote Work and Virtual Hiring

The Great Resignation

Many employers struggle to return employees to work. The scarcity of workers was dubbed, “The Great Resignation.” The number of workers quitting their jobs has increased rapidly in the last year. Since the economy has rebounded, the number of jobs available has increased, so the competition for these workers has also expanded.

The Great Resignation requires a robust hiring strategy to return employees to work

Virtual Hiring

Platforms for hiring workers virtually have shown a significant difference in the companies which changed and included these virtual fairs for hiring new workers. Virtual hiring is far more effective, efficient and expanding rapidly. It’s no wonder so many workers favor this option, since it provides them more flexibility.

By using virtual hiring, companies can impress potential candidates. Job searchers will easily recognize that these employers are more innovative than other employers competing for talent and keeping up with the newest technology.  This employer positioning will return employees to work.  This applies to previous employees coming back or new workers onboarding with new employers.

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Online Job Fairs

Virtual fairs are more comprehensive compared to Zoom video interviews. At online job fairs, hiring companies provide information about their company hiring, and the job vacancies available.  Also candidates can meet the local recruiters. By offering remote jobs and using virtual hiring also indicates that the company has a long term vision. It shows they are sincere they are serious about returning is not just reacting to the social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remote Workers

The pandemic proved that productivity of remote workers is similar to office workers or even better. So many workers are not in a hurry to return to workplace given the convenience of working from home. The many benefits of working remotely include a major reduction in time spent commuting, meal, travel expenses, and reduced childcare. And this will affect the decision which work direction the candidate will take. Workers consider the different options available, and often they want flexibility more than other benefits which companies earlier used to attract competent workers. Balancing work and life has become even more important to workers, so hiring and working virtually have helped greatly.  This shows that certain employers are serious about their business and their people and recognize they must be open to new ways of balancing work-life.

Work Incentivesreturn employees to work with new incentives

Employers who are competing for qualified workers are offering bonuses, have increased wages, and offered pumped-up benefits. While these measures help to some extent.

Companies which offer remote work and allow recruiters to meet workers online, are getting better results. Companies should review their hiring strategy since the workforce is evolving. Organizations who find it difficult to find suitable workers should review the salary and bonuses offered, flexibility in remote hiring and remote work options to check if they are competitive. Companies who do not have a provision for remote hiring and do not have a remote workforce will struggle to fill out the workforce and some employers may struggle for survival.

Employer – Employee Balance Shifting

While just a scant few years ago the employers possessed the power and had more options while choosing the workers. On the other hand, in the last two years, the remote  workers are becoming more choosy.  And these conditions are not likely to change in future. Before the pandemic started, some of these changes were being predicted.  However, the pandemic has greatly accelerated the pace at which organizations are adopting these hiring strategy changes. In many cases, the adoption of virtual hiring has been accelerated by 3 to 5 years.

Employer - employee balance

Future Hiring Strategy

If your company has adopted these virtual hiring methods already, it will be far easier to attract and hire well qualified workers in future.  This will help companies fill positions rapidly and grow the business faster.
Companies who think that virtual hiring is only a fad which will soon end, should realize that they are mistaken. But, some rigid organizations will continue using only traditional recruitment methods.  Unfortunately, they will often lose the best qualified talent for their available  jobs. It is time to use virtual hiring and hiring platforms can help organizations of all sizes do so.

Flexicrew Staffing Strategies

Flexicrew is at the forefront of changes in the staffing and recruiting fields.  We can work with companies and their candidates to find a balance of changes and benefits to build a motivated, engaged workforce.  Call Today for a complimentary consultation.

 

4 Reasons for The Great Resignation-Don’t Ignore

.The Great Resignation by millions of workers monthly stems to a significant degree from dissatisfaction with their current job.

The Great Resignation shaping future of work

Statistical data regarding employment in the United States like the Job Opening and Labor Turnover Statistics (JOLTS) indicate that the number of people resigning in the last six months has increased significantly. In some months, the percentage of people resigning has been the highest in the last twenty years. Both employers as well as employees would like to understand the Great Resignation.  What are the reasons why so many people are choosing to resign? How it will affect their business or career. This will help them in taking the right decision and planning for the future.

The Great Resignation and causes

1.Postponed Resignations

When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020, many employees lost their jobs. There was a lot of uncertainty about the future. Workers were unsure whether it was worth the risk of joining a new unfamiliar company. Normally, many employees change their job if they are not happy or are getting a better opportunity. During the COVID-19 pandemic for more than one year, many people continued with their job. This was the case even if they did not like it or disliked their boss.  Changing jobs was risky. Thus, postponing their resignation made sense. Now that the economic conditions have improved.  Workersare more confident and willing to take the risk, so they are finding new jobs.

The Great Resignation continues

2. Changed Perspective

During the COVID-19 pandemic during the lockdowns, people were largely confined to their homes and had free time to think over their priorities for their life. A large number of employees lost one or more relatives, friends, and colleagues to the pandemic. They realized that their life is short, and they would like to spend their time in a better way.  Instead of working in an office or workplace they did not like, spending a few hours daily commuting to their workplace, they had an epiphany. Many realized that the present job was not suitable and resigned after getting a better opportunity.  And some workers resigned without alternative employment to be able to spend full-time in job search mode looking for a job they could love.

3. Job Availability

Some businesses and sectors were more affected by the pandemic especially travel, hotels, restaurants, sporting events, live concerts, and entertainment.  This resulted in large-scale job loss. After vaccinations were available, the COVID-19 cases have reduced, so there are a large number of jobs available. Due to the shortage of talent, it is easier to find a suitable job with a better salary compared to a year ago. Since people are finding better jobs with good salaries easily.   They are resigning from their existing job for greener pastures, especially if they do not like their present employment.

4. Remote Working

Many business continued to function during the pandemic, with their employees working remotely from their home. These employees were saving time and money they spent commuting and other expenses by working remotely and could spend more time with their families.

One worker told me that during months of the pandemic he spent more on gas for his lawnmower than for his automobile.  He loved that!

With the number of COVID-19 cases reducing, businesses started asking their employees to return to their normal workplace routine, typically they are being asked to work in their office or on their job site from 8 or 9 am to 5 pm. Some employees, especially those who are commuting longer distances may not like this option. And they are resigning since they would like to continue working remotely. Often these employees have more savings, and so they can afford to take the risk of trying different jobs.

The Great Resignation caused by work conditions and money

Sum-Up

The upheaval imposed upon the workforce by the COVID-19 pandemic afforded all of us a once-in-a-lifetime occasion to review and judge every attribute of our lives through a completely new point of view and different yardsticks.

This gave job seekers the potential to select the pandemic era lessons they wished to endorse and which adjustments to abandon and give up in their future work lives.

Employee shortage is killing employers

Partner with the Right Staffing Agency

The first-class way to find a new position during the upheaval of The Great Resignation is to sign up with a specialist staffing agency.

Here at Flexicrew Staffing, we’ve got your back to promote you and highlight your skills and abilities to our clients who are looking for the right talent.

We get to know you – your skills, likes, dislikes, requirements, and so forth.  We want to be sure we match you to excellent opportunities the moment they are accessible. And we counsel you and support you the whole time, until you sign up with your new employer, and afterward, as well.

Upload your resume with Flexicrew. Let’s get you connected with the best industrial employers right away.