talent April 21, 2020

Why you should consider continuous remote options for your engineering team.

With the new situation, many people are adjusting to working remotely. While right now your team might be de facto remote, there is also the case to be made for seeing this as an opportunity to consider a remote or hybrid team as a lasting option.  Allowing developers to work from wherever they’re located is…
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Content Strategist

With the new situation, many people are adjusting to working remotely. While right now your team might be de facto remote, there is also the case to be made for seeing this as an opportunity to consider a remote or hybrid team as a lasting option. 

Allowing developers to work from wherever they’re located is a great way to grow your talent pool. However, it takes a lot more than simply declaring “our developers are everywhere” to effectively source, hire, and retain remote developers. 

If the added benefit of widening your talent pool beyond your location isn’t enough to convince you to offer remote working options, consider how the hiring landscape has changed:

We asked respondents to picture themselves comparing two jobs with the same compensation, benefits, and location, and consider which characteristics would most influence their choice between the two.

How Stack Overflow has remote culture built in

While we have offices in New York, London, Munich and Austin, Stack Overflow was born remotely and it still shows in our culture. Before going fully remote under the current situation,  we already had 39% of our employees working remotely across 14 countries. And an even higher number on the engineering team, where 80 % work remotely. Read more on how we build our remote culture or learn from experienced Stack Overflow employees about how to make the best of working from home.  
So if you want to take the upcoming weeks and months to fully commit to remote, we create a two part guide. The first part focuses, amongst other things, on  stakeholder buy-in and remote-friendly job listings and is if you will a starter’s guide to remote work. The second part helps to identify those who will succeed at remote work, make developer interviews work remotely and keep your decentralized team happy and productive with a strong remote culture.

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