Hiring people who live far away from the office may seem like a questionable choice. After all, management isn’t able to watch their progress or build personal connections with them in the way it can with in-house employees. The benefits of hiring remote talent, however, more than outweigh the drawbacks. Most notably, hiring only locals who must commute to the office every day limits companies to a geographically defined candidate pool. But technology enables organizations to employ the best talent in the world.