Nowadays it seems like tech companies aren’t just competing for industry innovation — they’re vying for the brightest new talent as well. And attracting fresh young minds to your team involves some pretty impressive perks. In Silicon Valley, tech employees can get free snacks, discounted gym memberships and company swag all in extraordinary office spaces.
Github built a replica of the Oval Office for their lobby. Airbnb built destination rooms that make you feel like you’re traveling to exotic places. Not to be outdone, Apple built — wait for it — an actual spaceship! Oh, and who can forget Google’s gourmet kitchen that’s free to all employees.
While it does make sense to attract younger candidates using funky interior design and quirky perks, no incentive can hold a candle to getting their time back. Think of it as a balancing benefit. I mean, who would say no to rolling out of bed a little later and working from home in your jammies?
Studies show that 72 percent of candidates will choose a company that offers flexible work arrangements. So when it comes to attracting and retaining the right kind of talent, you might want to consider a telecommuting strategy. And remember that the benefits aren’t just to employees; telecommuting helps everyone!
Workshifting helps the bottom line. Flexible work arrangements reduce unscheduled absences by 63 percent. And your organization also will see a reduction in bills; the costs of printing, office supplies, electricity and travel expenses will go down as more and more employees work from home.
Felxible work means a better work/life balance. Employees are 55 percent more likely to go the extra mile for their employers when they can workshift, because they’re 90 percent happier with the harmony in their lives. With today’s powerful and secure mobile software options, employees can strike a better balance by working from anywhere.
The talent pool is now worldwide. Let’s not forget workshifting’s benefits to your recruiter, who can now source the best, brightest and most qualified candidates from anywhere in the world. And because you’re able to bring in fantastic new employees, you look like a rock star.
If you’re interested in looking at the ROI that adding a flexible work option into your employee offerings would bring, sign up for a 30 day free trial of GoToMyPC and test it out for yourself! Or you can speak to a representative for more cloud-based solutions that will help you source and retain the top millennial talent in the industry.