Maybe it’s in the midst of your 40-minute commute, your coworker’s going-away bash, or the Netflix chatter at the water cooler, but it crosses all our minds at some point: Am I getting paid what I’m worth? And if you’re a manager, many other questions probably come up around money, too—am I paying my team competitively enough to keep them? What should I budget for this role? Does using remote talent change that? Our 2020 Salary Guide is here to help.
Download the guide to check out compensation ranges for over 80 positions across marketing, search, UX, CX, design, development, social, content, account, and strategy. And find out what else besides cold, hard cash is important to today’s workforce.
Because we know that money isn’t the only thing that talks. In fact, in our recent Talent Ignition Report—our survey of nearly 4,000 professionals working in creative, design, marketing, and development—flexibility ranked a very close second. Nearly 45% of those surveyed said they want to work remotely at least some of the time and one-third would like flexible work hours. (We took a deep dive into that topic in our recent blog post.)
It’s pretty obvious why employees are into the flexible worklife: no commute, more control over work/life balance, and fuzzy slippers 24/7, to name a few. But what if you’re the employer, can you benefit from this rise of remote workers? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. You’re wondering if we didn’t proofread this. We did. We’re emphasizing because there are four concrete benefits for using remote talent.
One of the largest is that you remove geographic borders. Say you need extra help for a big pitch, you can leverage the best talent from anywhere, not just your backyard. You get who you need faster, regardless of where they happen to live. As Craig Barnes, SVP of Customer Experience at Williams Sonoma says about hiring remotely, “It allows us to expand our talent pool by getting us into markets all across the United States.”
Another interesting benefit of working with remote talent, you can bring in different perspectives by hiring people in different parts of the country or even other countries. You often get fresh takes and a boots-on-the-ground point of view that might not otherwise be captured. And bonus: you can have a team that works well beyond an average workday thanks to the miracle of time zones.
So, besides the lack of borders, how else will hiring pajama wearers and coffee shop dwellers help you and your team? You gotta download that Salary Guide for three other juicy benefits. Actually, we’re wondering why you haven’t already. Spoiler alert: More remote workers make it easier to get more done. Find out exactly how.
(And don’t forget to find out what everyone’s making while you’re at it.)