When it comes to attracting candidates, the benefits of offering hybrid working are something you should consider. As we all return to spending more time in the office, is it necessary to have your team on site for 5 days? We appreciate that some roles in IT are hard to perform remotely. However, it still seems that most candidates are looking for flexibility and some form of hybrid working.
We’ve all been experiencing the benefits of working from home recently. Saving money and time on commuting, having a better work / life balance. There are many great things about being able to work flexibly. But what about the benefits to you, the employer? What have you got to gain from offering hybrid working? Our expert recruiters share their insight.
Larger pool of candidates
We are living in a time where there is a real shortage of skilled candidates. With vacancies over 1m in the UK and unemployment figures low, it’s getting harder to find the best IT talent. However, if you can offer remote working, your candidate pool suddenly becomes the whole of the UK, or even the World! Think of the diversity this could bring to your team. And the greater availability of exceptional candidates for your IT vacancy.
Improved loyalty is one of the benefits of offering hybrid working
According to various reports, we are heading for The Great Resignation. Around the world, workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers – and bosses are still scrambling to figure out how to keep them. However, offering hybrid working can help combat this. Lots of people were working from home during lockdown and let’s be honest, we all got rather used to it. Companies adapted and in most cases, business continued as normal.
But now that we are returning to the office, the promise of flexible working is slowly disappearing. But candidates are looking for flexibility. Therefore, if you are genuinely able to offer hybrid, flexible or remote working, you should have a larger pool of candidates to choose from. Plus, if you continue with flexible working, employees are likely to stay with you for longer. Why would they move for another job if it meant going back to an offer 5 days a week?
It focuses on mental wellbeing
Mental wellbeing has been big news recently. There’s a renewed focus on the mental health of our teams. And companies who have a wellbeing policy are more likely to attract more candidates. By offering flexibility in working patterns, or work locations, you will be seen as a company who looks after their employees. It also shows that you have trust in your teams, and this can go a long way.
Are you recruiting?
If you are currently recruiting in IT, you’ve no doubt noticed the huge reduction in applications. That’s where we can come in. We’ve been recruiting IT candidates for over 20 years and have a large database of highly skilled IT candidates. Even in the skills shortage, we are still able to secure exceptional levels of IT talent for our clients. We’d love the opportunity to do the same for you. Get in touch with our team today and see how we can help you to recruit someone worth recruiting.