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Remote Hiring Tips

As you know, the majority of the workforce has been working remotely over the past two years. Two years! Now that a lot of organizations are transitioning back to the workplace, many still believe their employees are more productive when working remotely. Hiring new colleagues without ever meeting them in person is now the norm. While hiring remote can be challenging, companies can now hire qualified candidates from across the globe.

Here are just a few tips for remote hiring to ensure you hire the most qualified candidate.

Understand the Hiring Market: The job market has thankfully picked back up after the whole Covid-19 layoff mess. The national unemployment rate has dropped, so it’s important for HR teams to understand the hiring market and what is needed to hire top talent.

Create the Right Job Description: The first step to hiring the right candidate is to create the right job description. Make sure the right qualifications and responsibilities are listed so that the right candidates are applying.

Set Hiring Manager Expectations: Hiring remotely is a different process. HR teams should set expectations for hiring team members. They may only meet their potential employees via video, but should replicate the in-person experience as good as possible.

Prioritize the Candidate Experience: Communication is key in the interview process. It is important to deliver hiring news, good and bad, in a timely fashion. You should create a welcoming environment for candidates and market the reasons your organization is a great place to work.

Promote from Within: When hiring for new positions, don’t forget to promote the open roles to internal employees. Your perfect candidate may just be on a different team.

Consider Screening Tools as Needed: Hiring talent remotely can be difficult. If needed, consider using screen tools like personality tests or technical tests to make sure you are hiring the most qualified candidate.

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