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The scale of a global workforce

There are infinite benefits to operating a team from around the globe, but what exactly makes it the attractive alternative to standardized ways of working? Keep reading to find out…

1. Give preference to skills over the geographic location.

In recent years, local skill shortages have become more of an issue, and it is believed they may continue to last for some years. By stepping outside of your geographical parameters, you can access the best of the best with the skills you want and need for your business. Also, by enabling your business to hire excellent people that will make the company succeed, you can focus on creating the competitive edge you need over other market players. It’s a win, win.

2. Build creative diversity.

We all come from different walks of life, and often that means we have our own unique experiences and learnings that shape the way we do things. Diverse teams connected worldwide have the power to generate new ideas and move in directions that may not have been previously considered on their own. Not to mention, creative diversity and different cultures can foster a rich workplace destined to do great work.

3. Flexible Scaling at a reduced cost.

Tapping into the global workforce allows you to scale at the pace your business needs without the large expenditure. In addition, having flexibility means you can staff up or down based on your existing team’s projects, demands, and workloads.

4. Leverage your MVP’s

Too often your best people are working on the busy work. You know, the hard to recruit for, hard to retain type of roles that do not leverage the unique expertise of your team. It’s the type of work that is draining but necessary. This work is critical but can be done in a cost effective way. It’s the type of work that can make or break business in all industries.

Tips and Tricks to onboarding new remote team members

The success of a new team member can often come down to the onboarding process. Regardless of physical location, integrating new team members is vital to ensuring success... You want any new team member to be quickly embedded into your culture and operating processes. The following tips and tricks from our most successful client partnerships so that your team achieves the maximum return on investment and feels prepared for how they should welcome their new team member into your work environment.

Provide the candidate background information on your company, business objectives, client portfolio, and upcoming projects.
Your resource can better contextualize their work within the bigger picture and product deliverables that fulfill a genuine business need with this information. In addition, providing completed project files or client portfolios allows our resources to feel entrenched in your business and a cohesive part of your team.
Define key milestones, deliverables, and deadlines.
Next, you’ll want to discuss your objectives in selecting them for your team and the deliverables they will contribute. During this conversation, you’ll like to reiterate the meaning of the work, your expectations regarding speed of execution, amount of time spent on respective tasks, visual standards or stylistic expectations, and associated timelines.
Establish communication rules.
You and your team should determine how often you communicate and the method for doing so. Our recommendation is to establish communication channels that allow constant interaction, such as MS Teams, Slack, Google Chat, and frequently communicate with your candidate. We expect the same from our candidates in their proactive communication with you and your team.

Provide detailed feedback after the first milestone.
Once your resource is producing work for your team, it is most helpful to give them detailed feedback to understand your needs better and create on-point, high-value work. For example, did they deliver exactly what you wanted? If not, what was missing? What could they do differently the next time? What were you most pleased with that you would like them to replicate in future tasks? By giving them this feedback, you will make sure they improve with every milestone.

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