Amidst the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the agility and flexibility of businesses have been put to the test. Most companies have gone either semi or fully remote and employees have set up their own space at home to support their company’s shift to remote work. But what about remote hiring?
There are companies that have been hiring remotely pre-pandemic, but with remote work being the name of the game now more than ever, how does your company keep up with the demands of hiring in these times?
Here are a few tips to make remote hiring work for you.
Revamp your company website
The first thing that applicants do upon hearing about your company is to google it, so make sure that what they read about you will make them want to join your company. Your online presence can either attract or turn off great hires. Sharp candidates can easily spot whether your company is organized or not by the way you present yourself online. Take the time to review the content of your website and see if your company culture is clearly presented. It would also help if you utilize your blog in sharing what it’s like working at your company on a normal day. In short, make your company approachable so that potential candidates feel comfortable and excited reaching out to you.
Have a remote work policy in place first
Your hiring needs will depend on your remote work situation and how you see it change in the future. There’s a difference between hiring somebody who will be working remotely permanently and who will be coming to the office eventually. Will the team be fully remote or just part-time? Or is a flexible work-from-home schedule just an option for them? Companies handle remote work differently, and candidates would want to know about your remote work situation before they proceed to apply.
Help applicants prepare for the remote interview
Remote interviews are not necessarily more difficult, they are just different. In order for candidates to focus more on the interview itself, you can help them prepare for the interview by sharing some troubleshooting tips, ways on how to look and sound better during video calls, and an alternative in case of technical problems at the time of the interview. It is also worth noting that if you are hiring for a tech position, you can gauge if they are a good fit by how comfortable they are with video technology.
Streamline your assessment process
Aside from remote interviews, it is also important that your assessment and testing are as efficient when done remotely as they are done on-location. It is important to measure both a candidate’s high and low performance potential, while measuring how they fare in terms of the key competencies you’ve set for the position. Pre-employment tests are important, especially for remote jobs, because they give you more insight into a candidate’s abilities in addition to what they say they can do. Take advantage of e-testing services that offer to streamline this process for you.
Making your entire hiring process virtual or remote may seem like a daunting task, but it is definitely feasible — provided that you have the right tools, technology, and mindset for it. Remote or not, your hiring process must have the same end goal: setting new hires up for success.
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