Candidates Want Remote Options
In a survey, we asked over 100 candidates about their ideal company.
Remote vs in-person: 遠端工作
(1) 喜歡在家工作 (46%)
(2) 喜歡在辦公室人事同事 (54%)
Almost half of candidates prefer working remotely at home.
Employees Want Convenience
In the same survey, we asked whether convenient location or office with nice decor.
Office location vs decor: 辦公室與工作環境
(1) 地點好離捷運近，但室內裝潢普通 (66%)
(2) 地點離捷運遠，但室內裝潢很厲害 (34%)
Two-thirds of candidates value convenient commute.
- Cost savings on office space.
- Ability to hire candidates from any location globally.
- Ability to hire candidates with children or pets at home.
- Our hiring is not limited to cities with very high cost of living.
- Freedom for employees to relocated to a city with lower cost of living, e.g. central and southern Taiwan.
- Easier and quicker to attract candidates and hire. Savings in time and money on hiring process.
- Time and money saved on long commutes. Long commutes can be stressful and lower productivity.
- Flexible and autonomous working hours is shown to increase worker productivity. Choose work hours most productive for you. For example, some people are morning person, while others are night person.
- Reduced interruption in home environment. Asynchronous communication means you reply when it does not disrupt your work flow.
- Less exposure to germs and sick coworkers.
- Eating at home is healthier and cheaper.
- Work clothes not required.
- Healither interpersonal relationships and family life.
- Fewer meetings
Better Culture: The Remote Manifesto
- We naturally attract self-motivated people.
- Focus on effective written communication. Remote work forces people to write knowledge down, rather than have it be repeated over and over again.
- There is more sharing of knowledge.
All-remote work promotes:
- Hiring and working from all over the world instead of from a central location.
- Flexible working hours over set working hours.
- Writing down and recording knowledge over verbal explanations.
- Written down processes over on-the-job training.
- Public sharing of information over need-to-know access.
- Opening up every document for editing by anyone over top-down control of documents.
- Asynchronous communication over synchronous communication.
- The results of work over the hours put in.
- Formal communication channels over informal communication channels.