Hiring looks a lot different now than it did a year ago, and the characteristics of ideal candidates are shifting.
With so many companies still operating remotely, employers specifically want candidates who will be able to get the job done from home.
Remote hiring tips
Jessica Mah, CEO of inDinero, found herself needing to adjust her hiring strategy a bit.
Here are four things she made a priority while hiring remotely:
1. Positive energy. Passion and positivity is something you really want to look for, especially now. The pandemic has burnt out a lot of employees, so you want to ensure your candidates are excited about taking on something new. Hiring energetic people with positive outlooks will also rub off on your entire team.
2. Upbeat job postings. Take a look at your postings and adjust them to make them as exciting and attractive as you can. Give candidates a strong sense of your company culture, which will increase the likelihood of a great fit. You want your culture to sound exciting, and for your candidate to be excited about your company.
3. Virtual skills. Even if in-person interviews are safe, stick with virtual ones. It’s crucial to see how well candidates can conduct themselves over Zoom and phone calls, since that’ll be how they’ll communicate if they get the job.
4. Ability to focus. Working from home presents many distractions, so it’s crucial to find someone who can focus in spite of these. When interviewing, make sure the candidate gives you their attention, and also has a designated work space in their home.