As a recruiter, I’ve encountered many CEOs who speak excitedly about bringing their employees back into the office. “It will increase engagement! Raise productivity! Things will go back to normal!” The problem is, when I talk to many prospective hires, their reaction to full-time in-person work is, “No way.”
Over the last few decades, more companies have prioritized diversity in hiring, which requires leaders to break the habit of gravitating toward people who look, live, and think as they do. However, insisting on in-person work limits your employee pool. If you want to attract a diverse workforce, let go of any outdated notions that in-person work is the only way and embrace the expansive possibilities of remote work.
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