May 25, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every area of our lives, including how (and where) we work. And for many of us, it seems remote work is here to stay.
Thanks to video interviewing solutions, meeting with candidates virtually are, in many ways, no different than conducting in-person conversations.
What does change are the questions you should ask to hire a successful remote worker.
Here’s our complete list of video (or phone) interview questions to ask remote workers.
Remote work comes with a lot of self-disciplined solitary time. To hire successfully, you need to ask questions that identify how candidates handle this challenge. You also need to understand how they will participate in remote culture.
Remote workers can’t communicate like office workers. Technology is always the intermediary between question and answer. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to communicating online.
It’s critical, then, to identify candidates who fit with your company’s preferred communication style.
Understanding previous experience with remote work is also important. It will help you identify a candidate’s capabilities with this way of ‘work-life’.
Remote working isn’t for everyone. Questions that draw on past experience will help you determine who will thrive remotely, and who might need a little help.
Remote interviews are a different experience to in-person ones. But with these video interview tips, you can begin to build a clear picture of each candidate’s ability to work remotely
While it’s essential to ask the right video or phone interview questions, be sure to pay attention to the minor details, too. For example:
Like a person’s demeanor during an in-person interview, these minor factors are tell-tale signs about a person’s self-organization and readiness for remote work. Ultimately, this can mean the difference between a successful remote hire and a costly mistake.