Companies that offer “Work in Any Way” policies and processes provide flexible, employee-centric work environments. By focusing on collaboration between employee and employer, workforce management serves both parties’ interests. Employers can learn what matters most to their employees and how to support them accordingly. Recruitment agencies can use it to identify and hire qualified, diverse talent no matter where they are located or what type of work they do.
The pros of flexible recruitment
This pandemic proved that it is possible to work beyond the four walls of an office. With the ability to recruit and hire from a global pool of talent, companies have had an advantage over their competitors. Flexible, people-centric recruitment policies allow employers to focus on enlarging and enriching their talent pools globally. There may be a unique skill set and training available in every country. Furthermore, it allows those with special cultural or family needs to set their schedule, aiding your brand’s cultural sensitivity.
Future design and recruitment process for a global “Work in Any Way” model
Recruiting and HR strategies that cater to individual work styles and cultural norms are used by companies with the highest levels of competitiveness. To achieve this, a company must offer employees the flexibility to fit their lifestyles and backgrounds into their work experience. Some prospects require different types of benefits than those found in the U.S. and Canada, for example. HR leaders should consider and provide these benefits, such as meal stipends, transportation, and childcare. It will not be unusual for incoming talent to expect three-four days of paid bereavement leave from some countries, such as France and Spain.
- Open your mind to creative ideas
Getting used to a changed normal isn’t the point of “Work in Any Way” The point is to reinvent the future of work, the entire work experience, so that it meets the needs of all team members worldwide, regardless of location. Consider leveraging knowledge from around the world to enhance your teams, instead of assuming you must hire talent in the area closest to your brick-and-mortar offices.
- Assess your own and your company’s performance
You must determine how to cultivate “Work in Any Way” once you know what it means. The first thing you need to do is grade yourself. Which strategies work and which don’t? Do you succeed in certain areas, and do you struggle in others? Being a “Work in Any Way” company doesn’t mean changing every practice, saying yes to every candidate’s request, or hiring talent everywhere. A balance must be struck between candidate preferences and business needs. To identify the specific skills an organization needs in the region, you need to research which markets offer those skills.
Finding talented, diverse, and globally fluent employees can sometimes be difficult. You can make your company more attractive to prospects by reorienting recruitment policies to meet candidates’ demands for flexibility, freedom of location, and autonomy.