Many organizations are skeptical of hiring employees who will work remotely. They think in-house personnel collaborate better with coworkers and are easier to manage. But there are benefits to having remote employees: Organizations can access larger candidate pools, managers can create diverse teams, and employees can choose their ideal working locations.
The key is to make sure you hire the right remote worker by looking for the right things during the interview process. Ask the candidate how they successfully worked remotely in the past.
Consider the individual’s leadership style and how they project themselves. In order to make an impression from afar, they need to stand out in a crowd and be an advocate for their ideas. It’s also important to scrutinize the manager to whom they will report.
Remote employees need someone who will advocate for them regardless of where they live.
Adapted from “Hire the Best People, and Let Them Work from Wherever They Are,”
by Cassandra Frangos
Trevor Lee – EP International
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