Hire Remote Workers
Effectively recruit and hire remote workers for contingent and full-time positions with a full-service staffing and recruiting firm.
Over the past decade, a number of factors such as advancements in technology and the redesigning of offices to accommodate ever-changing business goals and safety concerns, have led way to a dramatic increase (nearly 150% since 2007) in remote work options for U.S. employees. Throughout the pandemic, remote work has continued to grow even further, with 52% of global employees now working remotely once a week, and 68% doing so at least once per month .
With many U.S. employers extending remote work options indefinitely, or even permanently, the ability to effectively recruit and hire remote workers is now a critical component in most companies’ talent acquisition strategies. Hiring remote employees is now seen as a necessity for business continuity, and there can also be many benefits such as decreased overhead, reduced employment costs, improved recruiting, increased staff satisfaction and retention, stronger employment branding, and much more.
Staffing and recruiting firms like Sparks Group help businesses navigate the various challenges associated with sourcing, screening, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding new remote employees, as well as assisting with transitioning existing employees to a remote environment. Sparks Group is committed to ensuring a seamless experience for all parties in the remote hiring process. Prior to, or on the employee’s start date, Sparks Group works closely with the candidate and all client stakeholders (e.g., the hiring manager, human resources representatives, and/or IT representatives) to coordinate distributing client-owned hardware, systems/VPN access, software installation, and more.
Sparks Group provides remote workers for a broad range of areas and skill-sets including but not limited to:
Accounting and Finance
Creative and Marketing
Recent Business Examples
Whether staffing requirements are short-term, long-term, or permanent in nature, Sparks Group has a proven track record of helping organizations hire remote workers across a broad range of areas, client industries, and skill-sets. The following provides some recent business examples of where we effectively assisted our clients with hiring remote employees.
Business example 1: Sparks Group places remote professionals with a fast-growing technology company in Northern Virginia
Beginning in early 2020, a technology company in Northern Virginia was experiencing substantial growth in its customer base and required ramp-up of nearly 300 customer service, account management, and administrative support professionals. While the positions themselves are remote in nature, certain aspects of the recruitment lifecycle are also conducted on-site. Sparks Group works closely with each hiring managers and candidate throughout each step, including sourcing, screening, testing, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding/training.
Throughout the partnership, Sparks Group has achieved elite scores for key metrics such as time to hire, quality of placements/hires, client satisfaction rating (75.0% Net Promoter Score), and talent satisfaction rating (67.9% Net Promoter Score).
Business example 2: Sparks Group provides a remote workforce of contracting professionals to a global management consulting firm
Sparks Group provides mid to senior level contracts and acquisitions professionals to a global management consulting firm that works with various civilian, DoD, law enforcement, and IC agencies. Due to changing business needs, and then stay-at-home mandates during COVID-19, the client requires employees to work remotely. Position requirements include short-term contract (surge support, backfilling during employee leave, etc.), long-term contract, and contract to hire.
Sparks Group works closely with the client and employees throughout all phases of the recruitment and employment lifecycles, to coordinate screening, interviewing, onboarding, and distributing items such as client-owned laptops and other office equipment.
Throughout the partnership, Sparks Group has achieved elite scores for key industry metrics such as fill ratio (90.0%), quality of placements/hires, client satisfaction rating (75.0% Net Promoter Score), and talent satisfaction rating (70.0% Net Promoter Score).
Business example 3: Sparks Group provides surge support recruiting services to a healthcare consulting firm
In late 2020, a healthcare consulting firm that supports large health insurance companies needed to quickly ramp up their Customer Service/Outreach team by 15 employees. The need for the additional support was to ensure adequate outreach support was available to inform the public of their option and opportunity to apply for health insurance during the open enrollment period. Due to the short temporary nature and dealing with COVID-19, the client wanted 80% work from home and 20% onsite for issuing of equipment, training, and regroup of each Outreach Specialist.
Sparks Group coordinated onsite onboarding, equipment collection, and training before the employees went remote. Once the project was complete, Sparks Group ensured the timely return of all client equipment and was ultimately able to support the client in meeting their key performance indicators with their customers.
Business example 4: Sparks Group assists a small business in Northern Virginia transition to a remote workforce during the pandemic
Since 2018, Sparks Group has provided Research Analysts and Call Center Representatives for contract opportunities at a small B2B company with a large customer contact and research center. At the onset of the pandemic, all team members (including contract employees and permanent staff) were transitioned to a remote environment. Since then, Sparks Group has continued to provide top talent to the client, with all phases of the recruiting/hiring/onboarding process and day-to-day productivity taking place remotely. The transition has created excitement with team members, mitigated workplace health concerns, and increased employee retention. As a result of this success, the client will continue to operate in a remote capacity permanently.
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