Something you may already be aware of these days is that more and more businesses are choosing to hire remote workers to support their business. In-house workers may be required and unavoidable for certain roles, but if you really think about it, you may not actually need an in-house employee for every available role.

Employees that work from home can be just as effective – you just have to trust that they are going to be able to get done what they need and that the arrangement is beneficial, for both them and your business.

Below, we’ll look at some points to help you figure out what’s best for you:

Does It Matter If Your Team Are In The Office?

Having everybody in the office gives you a little peace of mind that people are at least doing some work, but this isn’t always the case.

Trust that people will work even if they’re at home. Does it still matter that they are in an office?

Can You Invest In Software To Limit Miscommunication?

Miscommunication is probably the biggest worry with hiring remote workers.

There are lots of applications and software you can use to ensure everybody stays on the same page.

Will Flexitime Attract The Right Talent?

Offering remote positions could well help you to attract the right talent. Not everybody wants to work 9-5, Monday to Friday. You may be able to hire from a better talent pool.

Although hiring remote workers can do wonders for your business, you should be aware of the downsides.

The infographic below can help.

credit to University of Alabama Birmingham