Employers Are Hiring More Remote HR Leaders

Roy Maurer By Roy Maurer April 15, 2021

​Data indicates that employers are hiring for more remote senior roles as they decide to sustain remote workforces.

An analysis from jobs site Indeed found that job postings are now twice as likely to mention the ability to work remotely than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, postings for senior-level remote jobs increased by 22 percent in the last year, according to FlexJobs, a careers site dedicated to remote and flexible work. 

We've rounded up articles and resources from SHRM Online and other outlets on the news.

Remote HR Work Grows

FlexJobs identified human resources as one of the fastest-growing areas for remote work. Career development manager and coach Brie Reynolds noted that employers building remote teams need remote HR leaders, so it makes sense for recruiters hiring remote talent, or HR business partners developing remote talent, to be remote themselves and better advocate for these employees. The top senior-level remote HR jobs employers are hiring for include leaders of talent acquisition, learning and development, and diversity and inclusion.  


Where Are the Remote Jobs?

According to a new analysis of government data, Utah is the best state for remote job growth, followed by Colorado and the Washington, D.C., area. Employment levels in typically remote-friendly jobs is currently highest in Washington, D.C., while Utah has the highest projected growth rate in those jobs and Washington state is tops for broadband access.

Mississippi is the worst state for remote work, followed by Louisiana, Alaska and Maine.

(SHRM Online)

Half of Workers Wish to Remain Remote Permanently

One concern for employers are polls that show many workers don't want to return to the way things were before the pandemic. The Society for Human Resource Management found that over half of 1,000 U.S. workers would choose to permanently work from home on a full-time basis if given the option. Of those who would choose to work from home permanently, 35 percent would accept a reduction in salary to do so. Sixty-six percent would still choose to work from home full time if the majority of Americans got the COVID-19 vaccine and herd immunity was achieved.

(SHRM Online)

Moving to a Hybrid Work Model

Hybrid work models, in which some employees are onsite while others work from home, have become the keystone to corporate reopening plans.

(SHRM Online)

Remote Isn't All Rosy

Research shows that the skepticism many companies previously had about maintaining productivity while working from home started to erode in 2020, but negative aspects of the remote experience—isolation, diminished collaboration, longer hours and burnout—are getting starker as the one-year anniversary of the abrupt transition to remote work was reached in March.

(SHRM Online)

How to Find HR Jobs

SHRM HR Jobs connects top employers with HR professionals. Whether you're looking to hire a highly qualified candidate or starting a job search of your own, SHRM HR Jobs can help.

(SHRM Online)



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