Successful businesses need exceptional talent — here’s how you can hire the best There’s no question that sourcing top talent is a critical priority for businesses — one that sets the stage for success. In fact, Steve Jobs once said that “[going] to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world” is the “secret to success.” From driving productivity to staying competitive, much hinges on the quality of your organization’s people. Yet, attracting and retaining the type of highly skilled team members you need is notoriously difficult. Talent and skill shortages plague many industries — particularly in high-skill fields like technology and healthcare — making the talent search long and costly.
The year in review: hiring tournaments, co-working, and more 2017 was a big year for Crossover! We embarked on a worldwide hiring tour, increased our global talent network (now in 130 countries) by 70%, coordinated co-working options for our partners, and much more. To date, we estimate that about 7% of the global workforce has applied to our work-from-anywhere jobs, while businesses around the world hired Crossover teams of highly skilled professionals.
Businesses with big data initiatives see big benefits We’re drowning in data. Astronauts landed on the moon in 1969 using a tiny fraction of the data on personal computers today. The amount of data we’re producing and accessing is growing exponentially, projected to double every two years until 2020. At the corporate level, the vast majority of that digital information is falling through the cracks, taking valuable insights with it. Bain & Company reports that only 4% of companies make good use of data analytics — leveraging the right combination of people, tools, and data with the intent to drive improvements. Why is it smart to have a big data strategy? One workforce report analyzed seven years’ worth of research on business performance in the U.S. and sums it up this way:
Answering your questions about remote jobs and hiring with Crossover Since 2014, Crossover’s mission has been to reinvent the workplace through a flexible, global approach to work and staffing. We believe that the best talent is located all over the world and currently have a network of 2,500 team members in 130 countries. For job-seekers We connect top 1% talent from every corner of the globe with challenging, long-term remote jobs. We offer a wide range of technical roles (in software development and architecture, engineering management, quality assurance, and more), as well as positions in areas ranging from sales and finance to design and marketing. You can view our current openings here: http://bit.ly/crossover-jobs Once you join Crossover, you have the flexibility to work from anywhere or at one of our co-working sites with some of the most talented and motivated professionals in your area of expertise. Take it from some of our team members:
Coming soon to Kiev: new hiring tournament and business forum More people are working remotely than ever before. In the U.S., the remote workforce is growing 10 times faster than any other category — 115% since 2005. With benefits for both workers and employers, it’s no surprise that flexible work models are on the rise. But it’s not always easy to find legitimate work-from-home jobs, or reliable remote workers. That’s where Crossover can help. What does Crossover do? Crossover is on a mission to redefine the workplace by connecting the best talent around the world with full-time remote jobs. We also provide businesses with remote management solutions and advanced team performance analytics through WorkSmart, our workforce productivity platform.
Win the talent wars by looking globally Highly qualified, reliable talent is the holy grail of staffing — everyone wants it, but it’s hard to find or even know where to start looking. For technology companies, it doesn’t help that we’re in the middle of a global tech skills shortage. Earlier this year, Harvey Nash and KPMG published a survey of more than 4,000 CIOs and other tech leaders in 86 countries. A majority of the CIOs (62%) said a lack of talent will prevent their organization from keeping up with the pace of change. Some business leaders turn to outsourcing as a stopgap, but too often this decision leads to disastrous results. Is there a better solution? First, we need to understand the causes of the tech industry’s current hiring struggles.
Practical tips for smart, supportive team-building Trust is an essential building block of any successful team. Without intentional effort to encourage bonding and transparency between teammates, distributed teams can be particularly prone to assumptions and misinterpretations that break down trust. Although many remote teams seldom meet in person, some proactive management strategies can cultivate strong workplace relationships and productive collaborations.
Teams are the future of smart, results-driven hiring Forget the “unicorn” — hiring a superstar or two won’t magically make your goals happen. That’s the problem with traditional hiring: it’s too focused on individuals.