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How to Hire Remote Workers

Pawan Kumar
How to Hire Remote Workers

Wondering how to build a remote team? The rise of remote work might be unavoidable, and you should want to take advantage. Allowing remote work can benefit not only your employees but you as a manager and the organization as a whole.

According to new research, 80% of employees would turn down a company that did not allow remote hiring.

In this post, you'll find some tips to interview and onboard remote employees:

Conducting Remote Interviews

Set clear expectations upfront

Let the candidates know in advance which video conference tools you use so they can download the tool ahead of time.

Have a tech backup plan

Guide the candidates on what to do if the connection is poor, like turning off the face camera or switching to a mobile device.

Active listening

Don’t look down at your notes while the candidate is speaking, and wait a few seconds before responding to allow for delays.

Choose a quiet location

Pick a quiet, well-lit location, check your video and audio, and mute all notifications.

Be friendly

Give a quick overview of what you’re going to cover in the interview and use positive body language.

Onboarding Remote Employees

Help them to set up

Order equipments, set up systems, and make sure their home office space is ready before the first day.

Create a roadmap

Set clear expectations for new hires by providing a detailed schedule.

Schedule a virtual meet-and-greet with the team

Let new hires meet the entire team or company, so they begin to form bonds with the team.

Set up regular check-ins

Schedule regular check-ins with their managers and set up virtual ice-breaker sessions.

Tech support

Create and share an FAQ for solving common tech issues during the onboarding process. 39% of employees have technology issues during the onboarding process.

Original Source: Springworks Blog

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