The secrets to building your own remote workforce

The many advancements in the online world mean that businesses can change the way in which they hire. At one time, your employee choices would have been quite small. After all, you would have had to hire people that live near enough to your company to commute each day. Now, there is another way. Creating a talented remote workforce might be one of the best things you will ever do.

What is a remote workforce?

First of all, you may be wondering what a remote workforce is and why you should consider getting one. Well, you can either hire employees or work with freelancers online. Your remote staff members will work for you just like any other employee, but they will work from home each day. Once you have a solid team of people, you can use them to your best advantage. After all, it means that you can get the best people for the roles. If you want to expand fast, this option might be the best one for you.

Why should you consider this option?

Many people wonder whether this option is a viable one or not. Well, if you want to grow your company without moving to a large office, it might be perfect for you. If you worry that your staff will not be loyal online, you are wrong. When people have the flexibility to work from home, it means that they are more productive than usual. When you have a remote workforce, you have a chance to pick the best possible candidates for your team. You can hire staff from all around the globe. That in itself can be a massive advantage. Continue reading “The secrets to building your own remote workforce”

One Day…

This post was prompted by the Writing Workshop on the Sleep Is For The Weak blog.

One day parents will really be able to balance working with spending time with their children.

One day there will be a part time job for anyone who wants one. Jobs which make full use of mums’ (lets face it it’s usually the mum) skills, expertise and training. Jobs with an equal status to full time jobs and that pay the same rate per hour.

One day schools will teach kids how to be their own bosses so they will know there is more to working life than the employment career ladder. Lets give kids more flexible work options and prove that running your own business isn’t just for hard boiled macho blokes in suits.

One day companies will make full use of not-so-new-anymore technologies so that more of use can work remotely. Then we’ll be able to work more flexibly and our work will have less impact on the environment (less travel, less fuel).

One day childcare won’t be so outrageously expensive that a parent with two or more pre-schoolers can’t afford to work.

One day the media will stop flogging the tired ‘old working mum vs stay at home mum’ debate. It isn’t a straightforward choice between one and the other, many of us juggle both optionsĀ  and we change the way we work (or don’t work) as our children get older. We don’t sit around arguing about which is best – we just get on with what works for our family. And we support each other in our choices.

One day women will refuse to compromise either their career or their family time and will start their own businesses so they can do both. Hang on, that’s already happening!

Do you have any more? Post me a comment…