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Hire a diverse team to get better results

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Luc, Co-founder, Truly Remote
Luc, Co-founder, Truly Remote
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Hiring remote workers has many advantages. It's more flexible, which means organizations can scale their operations more efficiently. Hiring remote workers also means you're free to focus on your core competency without the distraction of an on-site staff or management. In some ways, it also means you can take chances on talents that might not otherwise get considered for a traditional startup.

But that's not all. For many companies, increasing their diversity is a top priority. In recent years, this has always included the hire of remote workers. If you remove location as a barrier, you'll have a wider pool of potential hires to choose from, and workers in the age of remote work are a diverse bunch.

In the past, people in developing countries who wanted higher pay had only one good option to earn more income: Emigrate. Thankfully this reality for many professionals around the world changed. How can you have the best talent in your company if you only recruit around your neighborhood or city?

Hiring remotely is a great way to bring in diverse perspectives. Some people have already suggested that hiring remotely also allows for greater inclusiveness. Why? Because hiring overseas provides an opportunity for bringing diverse perspectives to the table. You can work with people who are not in your geographic location. The advantage to working remotely in this day and age is that you will be surrounded by other creative minds utilizing their talents from another site.

Remote work provides an opportunity to bring diverse perspectives to bear on each project, bringing different skills and talents to take on every project. It's much harder for a fixed-time job or office to attract this kind of talent. The result is that remote work is the best game in town for people with disabilities or difficulties commuting and for businesses that need dedicated employees.

Finally, remote work can help close the gender gap in almost all industries by creating opportunities for women that they would not have otherwise, especially in underdeveloped countries where women stay at home taking care of their children and elders.


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