Hired said it’s expanding its recruiting platform to align with employers’ needs in a world of increasing remote work. It aims to help organizations find talent “from anywhere” and assist job seekers in gaining access to remote-work opportunities with global companies

Demand for remote work more than doubled in the last year on Hired’s platform, the company said. Over 60% of employers and 90% of candidates now say they’re open to remote work. While in the past, Hired focused on matching employers with candidates in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., it will now help companies connect with job seekers from more than 100 countries.

Employers will have visibility into workers’ upfront salary expectations, skills and years of experience, as well as remote and time-zone work preferences to help surface the best-matching candidates for their open roles.

Think Global, Hire Globally

The rise of remote work has allowed employers to hire globally with far more efficiency than they’ve had in the past, Hired said. To make its global strategy work, the company has partnered with the HR solution providers Oyster and Remote to help employers source, hire, onboard and employ talent from anywhere. Through these partnerships, customers have access to HR management solutions for international payroll, benefits, taxes and compliance, among other needs, Hired said.

One particular aspect of the remote-work equation that Hired’s trying to address is cost. The company argues that today’s global staffing solutions and third-party agencies impose high charges that continue over the duration of an employees’ tenure. When used in combination with Oyster or Remote, Hired claims, employers will reduce their costs and gain better options for finding and hiring talent globally.

In some ways, the company’s already practicing what it’s preaching. “At Hired, we decided to go remote-first and hire globally in 2020 and have seen firsthand the positive impact it’s had for our employees and business,” said CEO Josh Brenner. The company’s new focus, he said, will “level the playing field for talent, providing them with equitable opportunities no matter where they’re located.” He called the new strategy, “a natural next step.”

By Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, TLNT.com and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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