Updated: Jul 4
*Source: Study by ConnectSolutions
Covid-19 has changed the way that work is being done. The job market took a hit in Spring 2020, leaving many people looking to find work. As of Summer 2021, the job market is regaining strength. For employers, the change has been drastic. With all of these new people looking for jobs, how do we find the best one? Without in-person interviews, how do we know we are hiring the right people via Zoom? Is this reliable? This blog will explain the best remote hiring tactics for employers looking to expand.
The process of hiring a quality team is extremely important for future success. With the world changing at such a fast pace, many people have transitioned from in-office work to remote work. This leaves some gaps within the hiring process for companies. In person, interviews are an essential part of finding the right person for your team. You can read body language, eye contact, and see the person face-to-face. With Zoom interviews, some of these in-person interview benefits are completely lost. What do forward-thinking employers do? How do we accommodate these losses?
#1) Hire Motivated Self-Starters
Not everyone is cut out to work from home and remain productive.
Companies must filter and weed out these people to maximize their results. You want to look for people who won’t need a lot of hand-holding or direct supervision. So, when considering how to hire remote workers for your business, be sure to think about the skills and attributes essential to success for those working virtually. You want to target people who are self-starters. Those who take tasks under their supervision and go the extra mile. You also want to find individuals who can problem-solve on their own. Ideally, some issues may require more than one person to handle. The idea is to provide employees with resources that can help them succeed and troubleshoot certain issues themselves. This goes to the idea of the employee being self-sufficient and self-motivated. VidDrop can help the team have better team communication and motivation.
#2) Focus on Great Team Communication & Collaboration
Communication and collaboration abilities are musts for remote workers. These employees will need to use a range of tools to interact with their colleagues, including video, email, phone, instant messaging, and even VidDrop. The system the company uses must be efficient enough to allow workers to communicate and collaborate effectively. Within this mix, they also should be somewhat tech-savvy. Working remotely means you need to have a general or basic understanding of how to use a computer and the functions within them.
You want to recruit talented workers with the skills, attributes, experience, and positive attitude to do their job well and add value to your organization. You also want to make sure they are set up for success.
Here is a list of great interview questions to ask when looking for a remote worker:
● What is your history of working remotely?
● How do you stay focused and on-task when working from home?
● How do you stay engaged and motivated over long periods without in-person interaction with coworkers?
● Tell me about the platforms you use (or have used) to collaborate with off-site colleagues.
● What do you do to minimize miscommunication in emails and instant messages?
● What are the three attributes that make you an effective remote worker?
● What are the greatest challenges of not working in a office full-time? How do you overcome these challenges?
● What is your approach to work-life balance when your job is remote?
Remote Teams Can Be Highly Productive
Remote teams can be highly productive and effective but it is key that you consider the skills need to thrive in your remote office environment. Using software and tools that help workers be more effective is essential and training them on these tools is essential.
“Working Remotely Can Increase Productivity up to 77%”
“77% of those who work remotely at least a few times per month show increased productivity, with 30% doing more work in less time and 24% doing more work in the same period of time according to ConnectSolutions report”
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OTHER GREAT BLOGS ARTICLES ABOUT REMOTE WORK
Brex Article: “Remote-first at Brex”
Gartner Article: “Gartner Predicts 2021: Organizational Resilience”
Recruiterbox Article: “The Business Advantages of Hiring a Remote Staff” https://recruiterbox.com/blog/business-advantages-hiring-remote-staff