With coronavirus all over the news, many companies have decided to implement work from home policies. Lever is no different in its approach to keep employees safe, while still keeping productivity high. That’s why we wanted to assure other companies not to worry: Even though event strategies may have to change and employees aren’t taking their chances and working from home right now, remote work actually benefits everyone. Here’s why!
The business benefits of remote work
A recent report by TinyPulse surveyed over 500 remote workers about everything from happiness to what they think about their coworkers. They found that 91% of people say they’re more productive when working remotely.
Here are nine reasons why working from home helps people focus on their work:
- Fewer interruptions from colleagues (76%)
- Fewer distractions (76%)
- Reduced stress from commuting (70%)
- Minimal office politics (69%)
- Quieter noise level (62%)
- More comfortable clothes (54%)
- More personalized office environment (51%)
- Less frequent meetings (46%)
- More efficient meetings (31%)
This isn’t just based on one report. A Stanford study found that working from home increased productivity by 13%, due to fewer breaks and sick days, and a quieter and more convenient working environment. But, while some employees perform better in quiet work environments, others thrive with background noise, by playing music or sitting in a coffee shop. Remote work gives each person the opportunity to choose a workplace that best suits them.
How working from home applies to your recruiting
Having the right technology in place can ensure that your recruiting teams don’t lose momentum. Lever announced last year the first-ever ATS integration with Zoom technology. Embracing real-time collaboration apps can help you win the race for top talent. From Slack to Asana, there are many applications that help facilitate more real-time collaboration. These platforms and many others help keep remote workers from feeling like they’re in the dark on project status and by providing visibility into relevant conversations.
Allowing your team to see what might be needed to keep workflows moving and any key milestones is exactly what can help your team ensure no roadblocks and hiring goals are missed. To see how to apply our integration with Slack to improve efficiency and collaboration across distributed teams, check out 7 Slack Tips for Recruiters.