More than 90 million people in the US have a job that could be performed at least partially from a remote location.
30 — 40%
As much as 30-40 percent of workers will continue to work remotely full-time after the pandemic ends.
Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics predicts:
Our best estimate is that 25-30 percent of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by the end of 2021.
Some degree of social distancing is likely to remain part of everyday life for the next few years, and this means that the recruitment of new hires, as well as the interview and hiring processes, will likely remain in flux.
Employers allow their employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year which requires large amounts of paperwork.
With distributed workers, getting documents properly completed and returned is now not as easy as simply asking for them in person.
Barry Deutsch, co-author of “You’re Not The Person I Hired,” recently told Forbes:
“The minute you turn hiring into a process, train all your managers, and put some rigor behind it, then hiring accuracy starts becoming more reliable.”
A distributed workforce
Interviews, onboarding processes, quarterly and annual reviews, and exit discussions - these are just a few of the things HR departments previously did in-person and now must manage from afar.
Paper documentation is:
Costly to produce, maintain, and transport
Vulnerable to loss, fire, theft, and other calamities
Employees are going remote at a faster pace than ever before, meaning that, sooner rather than later, organizations that fail to digitize their records and other data will fall far behind their competitors.