Effective Ways to Interview and Hire Remote Employees

Thanks to technological advancements, more and more employers are hiring remote employees from around the globe and allowing them to be productive anytime and anywhere they can access a stable Internet connection. In today’s blog post, local conference room rental provider 4Corners Business Centers provides some tips for interviewing and hiring remote employees.

Narrow Down Applicant Pool Through Questions

It can be overwhelming to sift through hundreds of applications to find the candidates who are worth interviewing. By creating an application with “yes” or “no” questions, you can immediately eliminate applicants that don’t meet the basic requirements of the job.

Utilize Technology

Taking advantage of communication software with video chat features is a great way to learn more about your remote candidates. If you need a physical space to hold your virtual meeting, consider investing in meeting room rental facilities. A video chat isn’t the same as an in-person interview, of course, but it still helps you pick up non-verbal cues that would be lost in a phone conversation.

Get the Team Members Involved

Involve your current employees who will be working on the same team as the new hire in the interview process. This will give you an idea of how everyone will work together, and it will also allow you to solicit feedback on the candidates from other employees.

4Corners Business Center is your local business center solutions provider. We are ready to assist you in establishing a business presence at a fraction of the cost of setting up a traditional office. Call us today at (718) 924-2044 or fill out our contact form to get started. We serve clients in Scarsdale and the surrounding areas.