While excellent employees don’t always make great remote workers, management and HR must know how to interview potential applicants for todays’ budding remote workforce.
Here are some helpful tips when interviewing potential remote applicants.
- Observe and Learn – How fast do they respond to your inquiries and emails?
- Interview Questions – Ask about their remote work experience and what tools they use to manage their schedule.
- Test Project – Whether you pay for a larger project or have applicants do a small unpaid project, give them a trial assignment to see how they work, if they can meet deadlines and what other team members think of their work.
When interviewing remote workers, consider finding applicants with these skill sets.
- Creative Troubleshooting Techniques
- Open Communicator
- Good Organizer
- Ability to Use Software Programs and Technology
Interviewing remote workers is slightly different from onsite employees. No matter the difference, companies need skilled workers, and asking the right questions can help you find a remote applicant that works best for your team and company.
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