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Back in March 2020, then Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey—in a paradigm-shifting Covid-19 inspired move—informed his employees that they can continue working from home “forever.” Unbeknownst to Dorsey at the time, his policy was the beginning of a monumental shift in the way people work.
The pandemic ushered in a radically new revolutionary era of work. Fast forward to 2022, remote work is now an accepted standard practice. AngelList Talent is taking it to the next level. While Twitter looked primarily within the United States, AngelList Talent scours the globe to find job candidates who want to get hired remotely.
People are turning toward remote positions more than ever before. Surveys show that workers say they’d quit if told to return to an office setting. This is creating a seismic shift in the job market. No longer will a person be confined to jobs available only within commuting distance. A person can now work anywhere in the world that they want.
AngelList Talent—the No. 1 platform for hiring personnel for startups—has already helped “facilitate more remote hires than any other startup job site.” The company is now “doubling down on remote work through REMOTE by AngelList Talent,” a suite of tools that make it easier than ever before for companies and remote candidates—including those who live outside of the U.S.— to connect with each other.
This new feature enables job seekers to showcase and search by remote work preferences. Candidates can share what kind of remote work culture they want, alongside timezone preferences and other factors that are important to them. Job seekers will take assessments to showcase their skills above and beyond what’s printed on the résumé.
Hiring managers can screen and search for remote candidates based on time zones and openness to work U.S. hours, skills and experience. While the organization recruits from around the globe, at this time, it’s more convenient to have people within close time zones, if possible, to make it easier for everyone to interact during shared business hours. If they don’t, that won’t be deal-breaker, especially if the person possesses the requisite experience and background for the role at hand.
It’s hard to attract, recruit and retain software engineers. To remedy this challenge, engineering and video assessments showcase and evaluate skills, across borders. Engineering candidates can take assessments for front end, back end, iOS, Android and more and choose to display their top scores on their profile for recruiters to see. Their skills and ability transcend geographic boundaries and they are judged by their merits—and not where they reside.
One of the many features is that applicants for jobs can add a video résumé to their profile, which is a great way to put a face to a name, as the applicant is not interviewing in person. Recruiters can make smarter, more well-informed decisions, based upon the skill assessments of the candidates.
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You can find the best remote opportunities and talent around the world through “featured candidates.” Job hunters can apply to have their profiles featured in a curated list sent directly to companies who are hiring remotely. Companies receive a weekly list of remote candidates from around the world, vetted based on skills, level of experience, English proficiency and other qualities.
Folks all over the world can now hire and get hired from anywhere. Job seekers can search and apply for international jobs without worrying about sponsorship or visas—simply filter by remote jobs hiring in your area. An upcoming feature will enable firms to easily hire, pay and manage employees in more than 150 countries through their new partnerships with tech platforms Panther, Deel and Remote.
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Together, these new tools make it easy to find the perfect match—whether it’s locally, internationally or remote. Employers can source from 10 million startup-ready candidates, reach out to potential hires, manage applications, track a candidate’s process across their organization and even set up payroll for international candidates with a click of a button. Candidates can find remote opportunities at U.S. startups easier than ever before through a customized profile that helps them attract job offers that meet their specific skill set and preferences.
The remote trend keeps growing as it’s good for both companies and workers. Business leadership has recognized that their employees are happier now that they don’t have to endure long, tedious and stressful commutes. Employers noticed that their staff operated efficiently and effectively working at home during the pandemic.
Human resources professionals know that permitting people to work from home offers their employees a better quality and balance of work and life. This program inspires loyalty, appreciative workers and helps with their employee-retention rate.
Chief financial officers recognize the huge potential savings they’d realize by not needing to house thousands of workers in highly expensive skyscrapers in overcrowded cities. Executives see an opportunity to also do something positive for the environment. By eliminating the commute to the office, the environment will dramatically improve.
In-house lawyers are acutely aware that their company is susceptible to large legal liabilities when they ask their employees to return to the office. They’ll need to adhere to stringent requirements and codes to ensure that people don’t spread the virus. If workers return to work and a person contracts the virus, the corporation and its executives may be subjected to lawsuits, as there will likely be claims made against the company for failing to provide a safe work environment.
Companies will no longer just look for job seekers within their immediate geographical region. For instance, companies headquartered in New York City won’t have to just rely upon people who live in the five boroughs of New York or the suburbs of New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. They can now offer jobs to anyone throughout the country or even globally.
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Job seekers now won’t be restricted to work within the confines of their geographic boundaries. Most people work within a reasonable commute from home. If you work in major cities, such as New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, you’re forced to suffer long, soul-sucking, round-trip commutes that eat up three hours of your day and pay a fortune in renting or purchasing a home that’s nearby. Now, you won’t have to worry about the time spent commuting, the drain on your energy and the wear and tear of your soul.
With all of the technologies available, what difference does it make if the remote worker is based in Utah, Idaho, Spain or Poland? Companies could recruit the best talent worldwide. Job seekers, in turn, may apply to jobs everywhere as well. By throwing a wider net, a job seeker has a greater chance of finding the perfect job.
Recruiting from around the world is one of the answers to navigating this hot, tight job market, marked by the dual Great Resignation and war-for-talent trends. In 2021, global venture funding shattered the previous record, which was set in 2020, by more than $300 billion. Thousands of new startups were formed. At the same time, 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in December alone, as part of the Great Resignation, leading to a total of 10.9 million job openings and the fastest wage growth in 20 years.
We are in one of the most competitive hiring markets in decades. In particular, startups are flush with cash, but struggling to hire. At AngelList, the average number of offers per candidate has grown by 5% to 10% in recent months and salaries for in-demand roles, like software engineers, increased by up to 12% over the course of 2021.
“Tech talent has always been hard to hire, but what we’re seeing right now is without precedent. Candidates are getting record numbers of offers and can afford to be more selective than ever before,” said AngelList Talent CEO Amit Matani. “This is why it makes sense for companies to expand their hiring efforts beyond the U.S. From Amsterdam to Argentina, there are so many highly qualified tech workers out there, and our new remote hiring toolkit makes it as easy to find and hire them without jumping through a lot of the traditional hoops.”
AngelList Talent is growing as a hub for international tech talent. More and more highly skilled candidates from outside of the U.S. are turning to AngelList for their job search, providing a rich pool of talent for companies looking to hire. In fact, in the last year alone, more than 400,000 international job seekers were active on the platform.
Digging into the data shed insight on some emerging centers of tech talent. Poland continued to establish itself as a talent hub, topping the list of countries with the greatest growth in applicants and coming in at No. 5 on the list of year-over-year growth in interest from U.S.-based recruiters. Interest in Brazilian candidates exploded with growth of nearly 300%, likely due in equal parts to the country’s reputation as a center of engineering excellence and because of its proximity to American time zones.
The countries with the highest number of applicants were India, Canada, the U.K., Nigeria and Pakistan, while those with the greatest year-over-year growth in number of applicants were Poland (+69%), Vietnam (+54%), Nigeria (+35%), Pakistan (+24%) and Argentina (+11%). Lastly, the countries with the greatest year-over-year growth in interest from U.S.-based recruiters were Brazil (+264%), Spain (+68%), Canada (+57%), (Russia +39%) and Poland (+35%).
Opportunity shouldn’t be limited to just where you live. U.S. jobs, on average, pay 50% more and with the rise in remote work, international candidates can have global level opportunities right from their homes—wherever they live. “My parents moved to the U.S. for more economic opportunity, but they had to leave their friends and family behind. Today, they wouldn’t have to do that. They’d be able to afford the quality of life they moved to the U.S. for back in India. That’s the world we’re in today, and it’s only growing from here,” said Matani.