Remote Recruitment: 6 Tips to Ace It

More and more companies are embracing work-from-home situations because of a need for social distancing. And because of changes in work situations, there are also changes in how to hire new employees. Not sure how to go about remote recruitment? Here are six tips to make sure you do it right.

  1. Write accurate and attractive job ads.

If you want people to want to work for you, make sure your job posting is accurate. Lead with perks or flexible working hours to catch their eyes. For example, open the job ad with “work from home” or “remote positions available.” From there, outline an accurate description and all the requirements for the position. Keep it simple and straight to the point.

  1. Check resumes thoroughly.

Like with every job, don’t just hire anyone who submits a resume. Check to see if the candidate researched modern resume tips and applied them to their own resume. Of course, don’t stop there. Make sure the skills they listed match your company’s needs. 

  1. Check your candidate’s equipment – and yours.

Let’s say you have a candidate who looks qualified, but their laptop doesn’t meet working requirements. Or perhaps their Internet connection is slow. If hired, they’re sure to have a hard time fulfilling their duties because of that. Make sure their equipment meets your company’s needs. At the same time, make sure your Internet connection is stable. Respect their time by making sure there are no technology obstacles on your end. 

  1. Maximize video interviews.

Video interviews are for more than just interviewing potential candidates. You can also see how the candidates carry themselves or react to specific questions or situations. Do they look sloppy during the interview, or did they make an effort to dress appropriately? You’ll be able to see if they’re serious about the job interview. Also, while you have their time, test if their skills match what’s written on their resume. How they do on the test will give you a better idea if they’re a good match for your company.

  1. Emphasize inclusivity to remote workers.

Remote workers may feel that they won’t get the same benefits because they’re not in the office. Emphasize to them that if they get hired, they’ll get the same benefits as all employees. That includes vacation leave, health benefits, and more. Then, your company will be known for offering equal treatment to all workers, making it more attractive to applicants.

  1. Don’t rush hiring anyone.

You may want to fill a position in the company quickly but do your best to avoid the temptation. Take the time to get to know each candidate. If possible, play back your interviews with them and study their responses. Make an extra effort to find the most suitable person for the job, and you’ll benefit in the long run. 

Remote recruitment is here to stay. Instead of resisting the trend, work with it and take advantage of it. That candidate living in another timezone may turn out to be your best hire yet! 

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