The Salesforce Economy will be creating 3.3 million new jobs by 2022. The question arises- What percentage of those jobs will be for remote employees?
In the present age, everyone is talking about remote jobs. Companies highly benefit from remote hiring. Remote hiring enforces cost-saving, happier employees, improved productivity etc. In context with Salesforce and remote hiring, two main question comes to our mind- What is the reality like for experts working in Salesforce? How hard is it to get a remote job, freelance contract or an internship?
Several reasons have shaped the remote job market for Salesforce experts. Maximum remote positions are in the USA. Hence. Companies there will prefer workers based in the USA. In 90 per cent of the job scenarios, the job descriptions mention that the opportunity is only for USA-based candidates. The main reason behind this is the time zone.
The myths about remote hiring in the Salesforce Ecosystem are the following:-
Companies need juniors on-site :- Employers often believe that they need to have their junior employees on-site because they have no work experience, and they are not capable of working alone. Ironically, the reality is that even if an employee stays at the office to work, it is not of much difference from working remotely. It is because, if he approaches any colleague or senior with his doubts, they do not get much time to help him, because they have their task list and limited time. They would give the same amount of time and help to that junior as they could if he was working from home. Remote-hiring is a win-win partnership, and it is high time companies realise it!
Companies can trust people on-site :- Companies think that they need employees who work at their office because they can never be sure whether the employees are working when they are working from home. They need someone watching over them, or else employers feel that their standards and work ethics will deteriorate. With Salesforce, this never can be a problem. Every task and step undertaken in Salesforce produces visible results. Dashboard configuration, validation or workflow rule- all of it does not let you remain unaware of the functions that your intern or freelancer is completing and what deadlines they have for each of their tasks. If you are still following the outdated traditional project management methods, this is the right time to embrace a change! Start using a result-oriented course to workflow. Remote employees have to work towards task goals with deadlines. Hence, you can easily follow which tasks they are completing consecutively. You do not need to worry about when they are working and for how long they are working. As long as they are meeting their deadlines and fulfilling your goals, you are safe.
Companies need people on-site for effective collaboration :- Companies feel that they need their employee to be on-site for face-to-face conversations and work experience for collaboration with users. For example, it is a fact that a Salesforce admin has to work with users daily. But this does not necessarily require them to attend office daily. They can quickly provide all the support remotely via keeping in touch with users online via calls, chats, extra etc. In fact, the admin can work and communicate with free mind without any pressure. Hence, your work is done, and also your employees are happy.
Salesforce members work in an eco-system based around a cloud solution. With internet access, remote positions are now practically possible; especially it is about attracting valuable talent. While companies are desperate to hire Salesforce developers with outstanding talent, the best way out is to propose flexible and meaningful jobs. But you need it to keep in mind that without a fluid communication process and two-side planning, remote hiring will be trouble for you.