As part of the new normal, more and more professionals are considering the option of working remotely. Even if such practice has been here for years and years now, there has been a significant increase in the number of remote workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Lenovo global study, as cited by BusinessMirror, found that 87 percent of employees are ready to shift to a work-from-home setup when required by their employers. Further, 77 percent of workers believe that employers will be more confident to allow them to work remotely even once this global health crisis is over.
With this, job seekers and employers alike need to prepare for such drastic change to adapt to the future of remote work. To guide you, check out these tips on how to hire remotely.
Establish a clear goal and purpose for your remote work setup.
Since implementing remote work is a major business decision, it’s best for you to figure out how this can affect your long-term strategies. Considering that not all jobs can be fully remote, you need to set specific guidelines on how you can execute this option without compromising costs, efficiency, and talent standards. This way, you’ll be able to determine your long-term goals and formulate processes in hiring remote workers.
Create a strong employer brand online.
A great way for you to attract qualified candidates is by leveraging the power of your online presence. Since most job seekers aiming to land a remote position use digital platforms to research potential jobs and employers, it’s only logical for you to market your employer profile online.
One of the top factors that job seekers are looking for an employer or client is their virtual office culture. Since most remote workers create their own schedule and work standards, it’s important for them to get a glimpse of how it’s like working with you. Aside from this, you must use your digital presence to build a reputable employer image to attract and employ great talents.
Set strategic standards for your remote employees.
Doing this helps you figure out how to set up realistic processes as you hire remote employees. Defining qualifications, requirements, and key performance indicators for them gives you an idea of how you need to create a workable hiring system.
Once you’re already clear with your remote hiring policies, you may refer to this guide to managing employees working from home.
Be wise about choosing where to post and promote your remote jobs.
In addition to ensuring a strong online presence, you must be able to put your job postings somewhere strategic. While having your job openings posted on many online job boards can increase your chances of attracting candidates, it doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll be attracting highly qualified ones. Partner with a hiring platform service provider that can take your efforts to the next level.
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For further reading, check out this related guide on some tips and tricks to recruiting remotely and more remote working blog archives.