The idea of working remotely may have seemed daunting a few years ago. Why would anyone want to hire someone when they are located across the country and can only be reached through email and by telephone. On top of that, how will they be able to access the information needed to do their job efficiently if they are not in the office.
However, because of the latest IT innovations, this feeling is changing. This is especially true for the tech sector.
According to a recent article from The Des Moines Register, many technology businesses are starting to see hiring remote workers as a positive. The article features an interview with Kasey McCurdy, a Rockwell City native and gamification software programmer. In 2010, after a year of contract work with Silicon Valley-based Bunchball, he was offered a full-time job. However, he has recently married and had a child so moving from Iowa to California was not an option.
Instead of letting this positive relationship end, the two sides came together to create a remote setup that answered both sides needs. Four-years later Bunchball has a small team in Iowa, which is has immense untapped potential.
"One of the things that drew me to Bunchball was that they were not just tolerating the remote arrangement," Bunchball product manager Andrew Kirpalani told the news source. "They looked at it as a relationship (with Iowa) and wanted to be part of the Iowa (startup) scene. We can use it as an advantage to hire additional talent."
The need for impactful talent coupled with the growing number of tools for the remote workforce is expanding the potential hiring pool for all businesses. VAR Staffing helps connect IT solution providers with the quality talent required to deliver and support today's cutting edge solutions.