6 Tips on How to Recruit and Hire Your Remote Workers
Technological advances have enabled remote workers to do their tasks wherever and whenever as long as they have an internet connection.
As the number of remote workers continues to escalate, recruiters should consider the benefits of hiring remote workers as they can expand their search for qualified talent to all parts of the world. In addition, remote workers have also argued to be more productive and require less overhead.
Kalibrr proposes 6 best practices to recruit and hire your remote workers:
Decide and hire for the right qualities
There are certain skills and experience required for a remote worker. Before you start interviewing candidates, recruiters and hiring managers have to come up with the required skills and qualities for remote workers to succeed in their roles. Consider hiring individuals who are tech-savvy, self-starters, dependable, well-organized, and trustworthy.
Adopt the right hiring strategies
Your evaluation process with a remote job applicant will begin with your initial communication with them.
Consider the following: How quickly do they respond to calls and emails? Do they communicate clearly and effectively in writing and over the phone? Since a video interview may also be used to conduct the actual interview, you should pay attention to how good the candidates are with technology.
Create a pleasant candidate experience
Physical interactions are crucial for building a great relationship. If possible, have your remote interviewee come to your office to meet the rest of the team. If they aren’t able to come in person, use video conferencing for a face-to-face interview so that you can evaluate eye contact and body language, just as you would for onsite interviews.
If an on-site visit is not possible, use a camera to offer virtual tours of your office in real-time. Show your prospective remote workers the ins and outs of your company culture and introduce them to their coworkers in their natural setting.
Ask the right questions
It is important to remember that an employee who strives to work in an office environment may not always have the drive or interest to work in a virtual setting.
Thus, you can ask specific questions that are related to the skills and experience you previously determined. Consider these sample questions to ask your candidates:
“Give me an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?”
“Tell me about a time when you had to rely on written communication to get your ideas across to your team.”
“Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities.”
Ask your referrals
You definitely can reach out to your existing employees for referrals when hiring remotely. Describe the skills you’re looking for and clarify that there are no location boundaries.
Just like your employees can refer people to you, they can also refer your company to their network and serve as advocates for your employer brand – particularly those who already work remotely. They can share first-hand experience of what it feels like being part of the team and this can draw in more job applicants.
Utilize job boards
If you want to put your job openings available to as many remote workers as possible, consider job boards as part of your strategy.
To make the most of these platforms, you’ll want to create a relevant and engaging job description and post it (read more on how to maximize your job posts here). Provide the most up-to-date details and information about your company information, along with the right contact information.
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Kalibrr is a recruitment technology company that aims to transform how candidates find jobs and how companies hire talent. Placing the candidate experience at the center of everything it does, we continue to attract the best talent from all over, with more than 5.5 million professionals and counting. Kalibrr ultimately connects these talents to companies in search of their next generation of leaders.
The only end-to-end recruitment solutions provider in Southeast Asia, Kalibrr is headquartered in Makati, Philippines, with offices in San Francisco, California, and Jakarta, Indonesia. Established in 2012, it has served over 18,000 clients and is backed by some of the world’s most powerful start-up incubators and venture capitalists. These include Y Combinator, Omidyar Network, Patamar Capital, Wavemaker Partners, and Kickstart Ventures.