Are you up for offering remote employment?

Remote employment is a rapidly growing culture. Remote employment, also known as telecommuting has become a preferable option for the employers & employees of late. In the coming years half of the total manpower would be telecommuting. Though it’s a good choice but not everyone can opt for remote employment. If someone is technically equipped, that doesn’t mean that he/she can choose remote employment. There are some other professional skills required to go for the same.

When we talk about the hiring process, we need to create a technique that helps us identify the best possible candidates in least time, who can share the responsibilities with the onsite workers. In order to select such reliable & competent candidates, we need to remember six factors. Let’s discuss the pointers one by one:

  1. As these remote employees will be working from home, they cannot walk up to the managers or bosses every time they get stuck up. Hence, to perform their job effectively & in a timely manner, they need to be able to set their own objective & also should be committed towards meeting the same.
  2. In order to work from home the employees need to focus more on results than time. The mark of a good telecommuter is to finish work within the set timeframe & shift to the nest assignment.
  3. A good remote employee needs to be a quick learner. He/she needs to identify their own learning needs therefore find contends & resources to train himself/herself according to the need.
  4. A remote employee needs to work alone & individually with no direct interaction with peers, colleagues & bosses. Therefore, they should have the ability to plan & schedule their work & religiously follow that.
  5. As discussed, the employees need to work on their own without any constant feedback. So the person needs to have god problem solving skills & confidence.
  6. The person need to be technically sound as they need to work continuously via internet & with different sites, they should be convincing enough with the use & application.

As remote employment is slowly & steadily becoming an important part of the global work scenario, recruiters need to be careful while selecting the candidates following the above mentioned points to make the new work culture a success.

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2 Responses to “Are you up for offering remote employment?”

  1. hamza says:

    yes i am up for it

  2. Gabbrielle Suarez says:

    Remote employees have a lot of advantages but we couldn’t deny the fact that it also has its disadvantages. However, it just depends on how you work things out with them. How you manage the team.
    If I could share a tip; you should spend a time to train your workers. It’s difficult joining a new team. Even more difficult when you’re on the other side of the world and have never met them in person. It’s critical to spend at least the same amount of time training your remote working team as you would training a local team.