For many companies, remote work has been a necessity during the pandemic. Despite this experience, hiring remotely for the first time can be a challenging experience. You might not know what to look for in an application, or how to get started with the hiring process.
So where do you start? What should you look for? We have some tips below:
Make expectations clear during the hiring process.
If you want to hire remotely, make sure there’s a clear definition of what it entails in your company’s context from the start. If you have a hybrid strategy, be sure to clarify and agree on the number of days in the office and remote so that there are no more problems later on.
Hire candidates that align with your values
Hire individuals who share and support your company’s principles. A strong connection with corporate values is the most effective in building strong company culture while being more inclusive than the traditional “cultural fit”.
Find candidates with the right qualities
While a candidate may be an ideal technical match, there are several other traits to consider when selecting a remote employee. Look for applicants that are trustworthy, empathetic, and have good communication skills. Remote work candidates should also place value on self-improvement and autonomy in their job.
Consider how time zones will affect your business.
When it comes to the opportunities that remote work has opened up for employees around the country and across the world, one of its most significant consequences is time zones. When hiring internationally, this time difference is frequently most evident. Consider how this relates to your company’s approach; do you have the capacity to work asynchronously, or is it vital that team members be at work at the same time? On the other hand, if you need to provide around-the-clock service, can you find people from different time zones who will fill in when your local employees are out of hours?
Hiring remotely can be challenging. To speak to remote hiring experts for help, get in contact with our team today.