Start-Up: Ready to Onboard Your First Remote Developer?
In early 2022, a study on fully remote work revealed that 80% of the French workforce has a generally good impression of telecommuting. And that’s an opinion that employees and management share alike! With progressing popularity since the first wave of confinements, fully remote working has also gradually won the hearts of company executives. While this practice has required some adaptation, it’s also become a real employer brand lever. And for start-ups it is a key asset to attract and retain talented developers.
Great news: working in a start-up environment allows you to quickly implement concrete employer branding actions. And for us, full remote work is a direction you need to steer your business toward quickly so you don’t miss out on top talent.
Start-ups, this is the article for you! Let’s “Zoom” in on all the advantages of offering your tech team the option of fully remote.
Attracting tech all-stars
The worst of the pandemic may well be behind us, but that doesn't mean developers are flocking back to the office! Many coders have demonstrated their willingness to keep working in a flex-office environment. And for good reason: their jobs lend themselves extraordinarily well to the situation. What’s more, recruiting talent that works remotely also frees you from geographical limitations. Does your applicant live in Berlin, Lisbon, or elsewhere? That's no longer a problem!
That's our first piece of advice: salaries for IT posts can quickly get hefty. As a start-up, it can be difficult to match what competitors offer. To attract talent and ensure you find your team’s next all-star, fully remote work is an attractive option on the recruitment market. Just don't forget to implement good practices internally. Telecommuting promotes commitment if it is properly supervised and managed!
Boost productivity and cut costs
Developers are virtually unanimous on one thing: teleworking increases productivity. The advantages for developers are numerous: more flexibility, less time with rush-hour commutes, more concentration to move forward on tech projects, a better work/life balance...
However, have you ever realized as a start-up how much you could reduce many of the costs associated with having an employee in the company? Space allocated for offices can be reduced. Maintenance, upkeep, furnishings, and even variable costs are reduced—not to mention the reduction in lateness and absenteeism!
Opting for tomorrow's way of working
We can say that fully remote is on the rise! More and more employees are seeking this autonomy, but it inevitably requires managers to review certain practices. We can't stress this enough: exchange, listening, and trust must take precedence over micromanagement. The effort must be global and participative. It's up to the good folks in management to decide how they adapt!
While this can grow complicated for larger companies, start-ups have the chance to start from scratch. In a start-up environment, it’s up to you to make the managerial decisions that will be the common thread of your entire employer brand. Banish the top-down, hierarchical system and favor mobility and telecommuting and transversality among teams members... It's up to you to design your start-up in your own image as you consider what future employees expect.
Start-ups, you know better than us: some managerial traditions have become outdated. It's up to you to create tomorrow's way of working. How can you do this? By listening to your teams' desires and adapting to their needs. We’ve warned you: more and more developers are looking for fully remote jobs. How you respond is your choice! And it seems that on nexten.io you can recruit your next devs remotely...