Previously, freelancers such as content writers and vloggers were the only people that could work from home. In the last decade, companies have been going remote, and others are following. However, since the pandemic hit, those who weren’t remote were forced to go remote. According to Forbes, 89% of employees are completely in love with this mode of working, and they refuse to go back to the 9-5 routine.
Moving on, the benefits of hiring remote developers in a software company are numerous. But in this article, we will be mentioning a few but enough that will convince you to hire remote software developers.
1. HIGH LEVEL OF PRODUCTIVITY:
According to numerous researches and studies, working from home results in increased productivity. Employees tend to work better when at home. The reason is that they get to work independently on their chosen times and terms. They can complete their tasks any time during the day without worrying about the traditional 9-5 tradition. Moreover, there is no hassle of dressing up for work every day, leaving the employees relaxed. In addition to that, they get to work from their comfortable bed or couch, leaving them relaxed and happy. Other than that, they get to work from anywhere in the world, which results in producing unique ideas.
2. A BETTER SHOT AT FINDING THE RIGHT TALENT:
Remote work eliminates geographical barriers, giving you a chance of finding the best. The world is full of talented people, but the typical office-going rule has always restricted the talent from reaching their deserving place and vice versa. Remote work grants you the possibility of exploring the world and not only a certain area or city. Additionally, hiring from different countries introduces new cultures to your company. Hence, new ideas and further success.
3. LOW INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURE:
Hiring remote employees for your company means no hassle of renting/buying office space. Not only that, but you get to save up by not having to provide your employees with laptops or internet connections, etc; for that matter, you don’t even have to provide health benefits or furniture. All you need to pay is the employee’s salary.
4. LOW EMPLOYMENT EXPENDITURE:
Remote developers are hired on a project basis. Per project, the cost is usually $500 more or less, which is pocket-friendly and feasible for most companies. Meaning you don’t have to hire a full-time developer and just pay even if he isn’t needed. Hire when you need them for a project to save yourself the extra cost. Moreover, there is no hassle of firing them if you don’t like their work. You simply just don’t hire them for the next project.
5. SAVE YOURSELF THE HASSLE OF SPONSORING THEM:
Hiring remote means no trouble paying for their visa. If you like someone’s work, just hire them from any corner of the work and begin the work. You do not need them to be present at the same place as you in order for them to work. Furthermore, a software developer’s work concerns only computers. And all they need is a good computer, a good internet connection, and expertise.
6. REMOTE WORK IS THE FUTURE
Like it works not, remote work is here to stay. Since it’s the present and the future, it is better to hire remotely. There are many companies and programmer freelance websites that offer the opportunity of working from home. Following are the names of those companies and platforms:
- io (a company that hires and provides the top 1% of software engineers)
- Freelancer (a platform open to people that possess any talent who wish to work from home)
- Fiverr (a website that connects employees with employers and vice versa)
- Upwork ( a programmer freelance website that offers work from home opportunities)