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Hiring Remote Workers

Our best advices when hiring remote workers

Top advice for employers who are hiring remote workers!

More and more companies are opening up to the idea of hiring skilled work remotely.
Lower costs, finding skills on a broader geographical scale and increased are some of the advanteges. What is important to consider when you are hiring remote workers? Here are some tips to consider.

Learn how to communicate in writing

When you have remote workers, that you have not seen face to face, we tend to write in a different way than to someone that you see on a daily basis in an office.
It is important for you as a manager to always be able to communicate in writing in a polite and clear way. This will minimise potential miscommunication that could lead to reworking tasks and a negative atmosphere between your colleagues. Think about always starting an email by giving positive comment or feedback. Feedback should not only emphasise any negative feedback that must be given. This will increase the likelihood of an employee delivering better results. When needed, try to provide clear and constructive criticism. Remember that things your write often sound more sharp and can easily be misunderstood.

Communicate with tools other than writing

Just because remote workers aren’t in your office doesn’t mean that they won’t make demands on your time and attention. Together with the written communication weekly video, chats and other communication tools should be in place. This will minimise a potential friction between remote workers and colleagues in the company that might be sitting in-house. If it’s possible try to get everyone together at least 1 time every year. Why not plan for a kick-off?

Make skilled assessments

The reason for hiring remote workers is often that you want new skills outside and also persons that has a different culture or language skills. An important approach for employers to consider is that when choosing a remote worker, all essential skills you require should be included in the hire. This will increase the chances for the remote worker to excel in the position. To achieve this, skill assessments could be implemented to ensure you will get the right people in your team. A skill-related test is becoming more common for companies to have before hiring to minimise the hours spent needed on training an employee. Your aim should always be to have long-term relationships with the people you work with. That means that your target should always be to make your employee happy. Use communicative and transparent communication.

Check your legal obligations 

>Make sure you have a look at the exact terms that you have to comply with when you are hiring remote workers. There could be tax and legal obligations that you need to follow. You also have options to hire a remote worker independently or through a hiring agency. A lawyer can help you with any details you might need to include depending which country you work and hire in.

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