If you have read my last post on ways to communicate with remote co-workers or peers you will know that everything is doable even if you are not sitting across the person in a physical space.
If you are starting on your own idea/business or working for a small start up, this could be helpful. working with someone who is in a different location has been there for a while but is picking up more on the trend as we have freelancers and entrepreneurs on the rise.
Here’s a quick look at the five steps you might need:
1) Cast a wide net -You can advertise remote working jobs as you would any other position; place a listing on a job’s website and then go through the replies. In addition, you can also place a request on third-party websites that are designed to connect business owners to remote workers.
2) Create a shortlist-After a few weeks, you should be able to compile a list of candidates for the position. Ideally, this list should be kept to three or four options, with a few backups you can return to if things don’t work out with your initial selection.
3) Research each candidate- Many third-party websites provide profiles and reviews of each candidate, so these are a must-read, but do additional research and verify any claims (particularly in regards to experience) wherever possible. If hiring independently, then check the references of your candidates.
4) Conduct interviews-If everything looks good, invite your potential candidates to an interview over Skype or video chat. This gives you an opportunity to get to know them better and ask any specific questions you have about their prior experience.
5) Select your candidate- Make an offer to the candidate that you feel is best suited to your business and agree a start date. It’s also worth contacting those who were unsuccessful, explaining your reason for the decision; if a candidate was particularly impressive, but just not the right fit at this time, ask if you can keep their details and get in touch in the future if a position becomes available.
6) Provide training to your new recruit -Remote workers are hired based on their existing skills and experience, but you will still need to ensure they are thoroughly trained to work in your business. Find out more about e-learning by reading over the infographic below and then consider this option to help provide the assistance your first remote worker will require.
Infographic Design By Top eLearning Statistics
7) Look forward to a successful future-You’ve got the right person for the job, and now your business can benefit from the expertise your first remote worker will surely be able to provide.
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