Changes in the way of working and hiring

Changes in the way of working and hiring

Changes in the way of working and hiring

Americans quit jobs at a record pace during the second half of 2021, and more plan to resign in the new year. How can companies take advantage of this situation and seduce employees?

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Although specialists predict that quitting will continue steadily at similar, elevated rates we’ve seen over the past year, they are not confident that we’ll see another big quitting wave in 2022.
That’s because the tight labor market has pushed companies to offer better benefits and higher salaries, that will keep employee turnover from being “completely rampant” in the months ahead.
What are companies doing to seduce employees?

 

Flexible work arrangements will be the norm, not the exception

The freedom to work from anywhere has become the most sought-after benefit during the pandemic – so much so that people value flexibility as much as a 10% pay raise, according to new research from the WFH Research Project.

More companies will embrace this change to attract and retain talent. Leaders are starting to ask: “How can we give people more power over their schedules? How can we be more flexible?”

Managers that blame external factors for turnover – whether it be government leadership, the pandemic, unemployment benefits or other reasons – and refuse to offer flexible work arrangements will be the “losers who struggle in the wake of the Great Resignation”.

Flexible working culture will lead to better work-life balance and improved mental health for employees. HR leaders know that work will fit around our personal lives rather than our personal lives fitting around work.

 

Remote jobs will become more competitive

As companies struggle to hire in the United States, a growing number of managers could turn to automation and international candidates to fill open roles.

The pandemic accelerated the trend toward automation as companies embraced digital waiters, concierges and other technologies amid social distancing rules and virus fears. In 2020, the World Economic Forum surveyed about 300 global companies and found that 43% of businesses expect to reduce their workforces with new technology.

Economist predicts that companies will make larger investments in robots and artificial intelligence to reduce hiring times and costs even after the pandemic subsides.

 

Those same benefits could push companies to hire more international candidates for remote roles and create even more competition for remote jobs, he adds. In the United States, employees tend to be paid higher wages than people in many other countries. If you’re a remote organization, you can recruit workers from all over the world who can do the same job for a cheaper rate.

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Four ways how working remotely can benefit our mental health

Four ways how working remotely can benefit our mental health

Four ways how working remotely can benefit our mental health

As part of a new normal, the world is steadily increasing adoption of remote work, with many tech giants already giving their employees an option to work remotely indefinitely. What is the relationship between remote work and mental health?

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According to a survey conducted by FlexJobs among 800 US employees, 48% of remote workers report their work-life balance as very good or excellent, compared to only 36% of employees without flexible work possibilities choosing that option. Two-third of remote workers surveyed declared that they prefer to not come back to the office – even after pandemic. They are also almost half as likely to struggle with poor mental health, compared to employees without flexible work options. In what ways remote-based approach can benefit our mental health?

1. Personalised work environment

Working remotely allows you to personalise your work environment, giving you more flexibility. While offices are designed to suit the needs of majority, not everyone is able to focus with frequent interruptions, loud conversations and seemingly endless train of birthday cakes. You know best (and if you don’t – this is the best time to try and find out) where and on what conditions you are at your most productive. Having that freedom improves our confidence and makes us more relaxed, both being crucial to a sustainable work routine.

2. Healthier routine

Working remotely means that more of our energy and time can be directed at our wellbeing routine. It gives us the possibility of eating healthier home-made lunches and squeezing in more time for exercise and meditation. Working in the place where we live also gives us a chance to improve our sleep schedule, which is known to have an immense impact on our mental and physical health.

3. Lower stress levels

According to a study by PGi, 82% of surveyed remote workers related the possibility of more flexible work arrangements with lower stress levels. This comes from the fact that having control over the way we work increases job satisfaction and slows down the burnout. Working from home gives us a possibility to spend more time with our family and friends (and pets), which helps us to approach new tasks more regenerated and with increased motivation.

4. Improved time management

Working from the office, it’s often difficult to juggle family tasks with job-related workload. Going remote means more control over our day and gives us a chance to prioritise and schedule each day differently. No more conflicts between personal appointments and office life, which makes us more calm, organised and facilitates forward planning.

‍While re-designing our work environment works great in terms of increasing productivity and gives us more time to focus on our mental health, it’s important to keep in mind the flip side – potential feelings of isolation and loneliness. It’s crucial to find an efficient and easy way to communicate with your co-workers from a remote office, and remember to set boundaries between work life and home, as they often may seem blurry.

Do you want to have more information?

We share these ISN article: Considerations for working safely from home. Read it here

IS HOME WORK YOUR CHOICE?

‍It is possible and even recommendable for our health to work from our home. This gives us the freedom to work for any company in the world. In the same way, if you own a company, hiring people from different parts of the world can be a good option.
Do you want to know how to do it? In an easy, fast way and saving you all the bureaucratic steps? Contact Us
We know how to simplify your life when hiring employees around the world.

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Today we can work from anywhere in the world. It is no longer necessary, in most cases, to go to the company every day. Still, being at home all day is not good either and many prefer to find workplaces to work. Are you looking for a comfortable place to work? : Here are a listo of the best coworking spaces in the world, and their reviews.

HiTide Surf Hostel

The view across the beach from the beautiful rooftop terrace, the sound of the waves, the chilled vibe, and the positivity of the place are simply amazing. The crew that’s working in the hostel will exceed your expectations and their energy is contagious. This place is super tidy, has lovely decorations, and has a good internet connection. See more

 

Delicious Raw

It’s a cozy place, with individual tables and shared desks in a living-room-style setting. A low level of noise allows you to get the job done. They serve amazing, healthy food, freshly made juices, and delicious coffee. Their staff is super friendly and you can be assured they’ll know your name after a couple of visits. See more

 

Out of office

It’s a nice place surrounded by nature. You can even spend your lunch break having a walk at the beach, overlooking the sea. See more

 

Workings Obarrio

It’s a wonderful co-working space with an exceptional panoramic view . The remote work environment itself is very well equipped and comes with a few small rooms for video calls, private phone booths, and printers. In the kitchen and common area, you can make yourself a free coffee and socialize. Workings Obarrio is accessible 24/7, so you can come to work anytime. See more

Teleworking is here to stay

Thus, more and more workers decide to work remotely for companies that may not even be in the same country. Thus, more and more companies are also looking for employees outside their country. Thanks to companies like ROOTS EOR this can be done easily, quickly and legally. Saving money and bureaucratic times. Are you interested in knowing more about us? Contact Our Advisors 

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