Does a new position = a painful search?
You recently checked the list of interviews lined up for the position you have listed and you sighed a bit deeper with every resume you read. The quality of candidates you were hoping for just isn’t there and those you do want cost a small fortune. The reality is you often have a hard time recruiting top talent for your organization. Maybe you don’t have enough people in your town or maybe the competition for quality candidates is fierce.
What if you had a ton of great candidates to choose from?
You wish people were beating down the door of your office with incredible qualified candidates that have a great culture fit your company. When you talk with them about salary expectations, they are entirely reasonable and not out of reach. They don’t need to be babysat and get their work done and you only have to check in with them periodically. It’s no longer a struggle to find the people you need to grow your team exponentially.
I’ve got news for you, you’re the one pushing great candidates away
While it seems like it could only be a dream, it’s very possible. The answer is trying out a remote first company policy to see if it works for you. I work with you to get your company running a pilot remote program and develop a plan to roll it out in your entire company if the pilot is a success. This is what it could look like for us to work together:
I perform a one day onsite audit of your organization’s collaboration systems, any metrics you have to monitor team/individual performance and work to understand all the concerns and motivations you have related to having employees not working in an office. We select one or two teams that would be the best targets for the remote pilot.
I submit a questionnaire to the individual team members to understand if they want to work remote, their home setup, concerns and what their setup would look like.
If there needs to be some additional technical infrastructure to enable remote work (such as project management tools, daily stand up tools, video conferencing etc), I set that up and coach the team for two weeks to have them use it in their daily work.
Based on both management and employees concerns I put together and execute a plan to have employees working from home for 3 days a week and appropriate touch points for one month. Weekly reports based on the metrics we determined at the beginning.
I perform weekly questionnaires with management and the employees to determine how to improve and adapt the process for the organization. I work to implement those changes.
After a month, we move the team to 5 days a week for a month and continue to perform weekly questionnaires and process changes.
At the end of the two months, I give the organization a plan to implement this company wide.
Interested in exploring a low risk remote pilot with a few people? Let’s have a free 45 minute coffee chat and see if it’s a fit.
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Once we were able to hire our customer support role nation wide, we had a hard time picking between which 5 great candidates we should hire. Two months after on-boarding, they have reduced my personal support ticket load by 70% so I can focus on growing my business.
— Rob Walker - CEO Auctria.com
“Jevin helped me build a company infrastructure enabling us to hire an incredible employee internationally. The woman I hired was 2x more productive than the one I hired locally.
— Samer Biladi - CEO Skeletonhd.com
While at Triage.com, Jevin shifted the company of 20 to become remote-first, allowing us to hire two full-time, top tier engineers from Spain and Poland. They each cost 25% less than hiring mediocre engineers locally in Toronto.
Is Remote work actually beneficial?
Yes! Research has shown people who chose to work remotely are:
50% less likely to quit [study]
Work longer hours [study]
Are 13% more productive [study]
These translate into financial benefits for the company:
Less real estate costs in rent, furniture, cleaning and heating/cooling costs
Higher retention resulting in lower hiring costs
More productive work done for the same salary cost
Faster hiring through a larger pool of candidates
How do I know they will actually be working when at home?
The key to remote work is team members who trust each other. Trusting someone isn’t a switch that can be turned on, but built over time when helpful processes are in place. It turns out a workforce where people feel trusted greatly impact your bottom line. One Harvard study found high trust teams resulted in:
74% less stress
106% more energy at work
50% higher productivity
13% fewer sick days
76% more engagement
29% more satisfaction with their lives
40% less burnout
Practically, as part of our process, we help you make sure things are getting done and building trust with your employees using:
Daily check ins
Developing key metrics for every remote individual
Video conferencing extremely easy to do
Project management tools so everyone is on the same page on what was done and left to do.
Won’t people collaborate less?
By having regular check ins and making video chats and white-boarding as easy as clicking a button, people will be able to collaborate the same amount as in the office.
Will I see my employees again?
Many of the top remote companies setup regular professional team retreats to plan and build rapport with one another. Other teams maintain a regular office space and encourage regular visits to their office. It’s whatever works for your team.
Why Work With Jevin?
I’ve built great international teams for a number of companies:
TheRemoteCTO (My Consultancy)- Over 10 years, hired 50 team members from around the world, built 15 web, mobile and machine learning products for international clients.
Triage.com - CTO - Managing a team of 13 data scientists, data managers and engineers remotely who worked all over the world.
WillowBee.ca - Product/Tech/Marketing, Co-Founder - I designed the most advanced Canadian Will and Testament builder. Our team of 5 is entirely distributed.
Interested in doing the same for your organization?
I can only take on 3 clients at a time. I currently have 2 slots available starting 2 in two months.