As times have changed and the world has progressed, the hiring process has evolved as well. It’s no doubt that traditional hiring remains the number 1 option. However, more and more Filipinos are becoming available to be hired to work from home. As someone who runs a business or company, you only want the best individuals to be on your team. As you consider when to go traditional or to hire from home, here are a few things you may first want to know.
Pros of traditional hiring
Traditional hiring means that you and your employees can meet up face to face and create a collaborative atmosphere. For some companies, it’s meetings like these that generate the most fruitful results. Having an office space to work in with office mates you see daily encourages employees to leave their comfort zone. This builds up relationship skills and aids in keeping up the company culture.
Cons of traditional hiring
On the other hand, the office atmosphere does not fit every person. While most employees can hold an 8-5 job without complaints, there are those who generally work better at different hours. These individuals mostly prefer to do their work at night, when it’s peaceful and they can optimize their most productive time.
Having a local team is good. But there will be the risk of not being able to optimize the best skills for your company or business. Look to hire people who work from home for a wider range of skill.
Pros of hiring from home
As was aforementioned, hiring traditionally means that your employees get to build relationships and interact with each other. In contrast, hiring from home can mean a raise in personal happiness and well-being in your employees. Especially in the Philippines, where most Filipinos are family-oriented. Working from home will be much appreciated if it means they can provide for their families without having to leave for long lengths of time.
In addition, although the Philippines is technically a third-world country, strong influences by first world countries have raised its standards. This means that you can avail of globally competitive skill sets you may not be able to find while hiring traditionally. This will optimize your budget and you will get the value you are paying for. In addition, you can cut significantly cut down on costs and expenditures. You can pay based on a contract, or on the lower living costs of your employee. This is especially true if you hire from the Philippines.
Cons of hiring from home
Like traditional hiring, there are also downsides to hiring from home. One of them is that there is a risk of misaligned values for the company or business, something better honed face to face. Because of the “freedom” one has when working from home, there is also a chance that the employee will not feel the urgency or need to push themselves to work harder. There is also a risk of language barriers and internet speed differences. This most likely happens when you hire from the less developed parts of the Philippines. Fortunately, both problems can be avoided by using different methods of screening applicants.
To hire traditionally or from home is entirely up to your company culture. For most businesses, there needs to be an equilibrium between those who work at the office and those who work from home. Needless to say, if you lean towards the option of hiring remote from the Philippines, know that there are many hard-working Filipinos out there who can definitely optimize your output and give you the most for your money.