Hiring is challenging. Hiring for remote positions can be even more challenging. Here’s 3 tips to consider when you’re hiring for your next remote position:
Working remotely relies on frequent, productive & empathetic communication to keep the wheels spinning. Ask questions to your remote candidate to help identify this, including:
Being a great communicator involves listening, too.
Just because the person you’re hiring is in a different time zone, that doesn’t mean you should drop your expectation on their personality fitting into your culture. In fact, a personality can often be amplified through a digital medium. Considering the culture you’re trying to build in your company and ensure the candidate will compliment and fit into that culture is key to your hiring decision.
I’m a believer that online tools can be learnt pretty quickly, and shouldn’t stop the right person from being hired. However, if you’re hiring for a remote contract position where you need someone to embed into your team quickly and get to work ASAP, fluency with your existing organisational tools allows them to get on with the task at hand. A lack of experience in these tools is also a good indicator to a lack of commercial experience, too. A typical organizational tool stack will include:
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