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The SingleSprout Shout – Remote work in 2021

Hey Everyone –

As the vaccine continues to roll out, our clients and partners have been discussing how to plan today for a post-Covid tomorrow. While founders are thinking about re-opening offices and new safety procedures, recruiting today for a post-Covid world may not be top of mind.

The states that your employees are located in, your office locations, and your company culture will all impact re-openings, but the greatest wealth of information about expectations for a post-Covid world will come from your employees. Many of our clients have started to send around surveys in order to understand what employees are looking for in a post-Covid world, but it is just as important to have these conversations with candidates during your hiring process.

We recommend asking the following questions during your recruitment process.

  • Do you plan to remain remote post-Covid or are you interested and excited to go back to the office?
  • Which of our offices would you like to return to? (If you have multiple locations)
  • What do you expect from your employer’s remote policies or physical office in a post-Covid world?

As we plan for a post-Covid world together, we are most excited to finally get to spend time with our team, clients, candidates, partners, and the community.

Truly,
Natan & David

PS. Even during the peak of 2020, we found that only 30% of candidates were seeking remote-only roles. With Q1 2021 hiring in full swing, things are changing – in fact, over 45% of our candidates are now seeking roles that offer remote work only.

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