These are exceptional times. According to a Gartner online poll of Asian HR leaders in March 2020, “among 805 organizations responding, 88% now encourage or require employees to work from home.” As COVID-19 continues its onslaught around the world, governments have turned to measures such as social distancing to disrupt the contagion. Doing so has caused the way we work to change forever.
The benefits of remote working have long been studied and its benefits understood. It serves the needs of individual employees; provides businesses with new resilient and adaptive ways to engage with their ecosystem and deliver economic value; and, in this case, helps satisfy public health needs. However, given this sudden shift to remote working, the complexities of recruiting for a remote-first world have come to bear.