I’ve been monitoring the transition from location-dependence to location-independence among workers, and, by paying close to attention to this next phase of the death of distance, businesses can take advantage of all it has to offer.
Opening up to a wider talent pool can often bring new ideas and more flexibility into an organization. But why limit it to hiring only people from the same country as you?
Having the "right team" in place is often cited as a critical success factor for founders who want to grow faster. But, successful founders know that the "right team" also changes as you grow.
People around the world are motivated by different things. What people value is influenced by their culture, and companies should try to understand what motivates specific people to perform...
Sometimes companies outsource too much. Those that are looking to outsource — especially startups and fast-growth businesses — need to think carefully about what benefits they are truly pursuing, then determine how to get those benefits while retaining as much control and quality as possible.
As more people work remotely, smart business owners know they are missing out if they don't look for quality talent outside of their local labor pool. But it can be a big decision to open up your hiring to people farther away than the morning commute.
What should growing companies do to face their hiring challenges? Here are 3 simple things you can do today to broaden your hiring pool and ensure you are ready to power your growth with the right people.
The truth is, not all companies, and not all employees, will want to do task-based work, serving multiple “clients” and having to build what is essentially a one-man freelancer entrepreneurial operation. But just because they don’t want to enter into the gig economy, doesn’t mean these professionals don’t want to work online.