How to hire the best talent for your remote team

A Building a solid remote team takes time and trust, especially since every interaction is done virtually. How do you find the right talent to join your team?
TeamGantt has spent almost a decade building our team and have developed some go-to strategies. Here’s how to hire and recruit remote employees.
For more tips on running a successful remote workforce, listen to Episode 4 of Time Limit.
Finding the right talent to join your remote team
A stellar team starts with great people. These tips will help you to recruit the best and brightest remote talent.
Begin with your team
You’ve already built a trusting team of people who know what makes your company tick. Ask your team for recommendations. You are likely to know someone who fits the billaEUR.” This will save you time and stress.
Make a FOMO-worthy About Us Page
You want people to see how great it is to work at your company. Do a little bragging. Your culture should shine on your About Us page. Invite others to join the fun. Tell your origin story. Your mission is important. Talk about your customers. Don’t forget the perks. dY(tm)OE
Post on remote job boards
This is a great way for prospects to target those who have worked remotely before or are looking for remote jobs. WeWorkRemotely.com is the best resource for posting remote job openings. However, there are many resources available.
Partner with a recruiter
Are you having trouble sorting through piles upon piles of resumes in order to find the right candidate? A recruiter is a good option if you are short on time and can’t find the right person to help you grow your business. If you can keep your business moving forward, it’s worth the investment.
Don’t settle for so-so
It can be tempting to rush the hiring process if your team is exhausted and there’s no end in sight. Bad hires can cost you time and money. You should be patient and trust your gut if you don’t feel the right fit. It might take several months but you’ll be glad that you waited until you find the right fit.
Three interview tips to make a remote hire a success
Interviews can be difficult if you have never met candidates face-to–face. These simple tips will help you narrow down your field and find the right person.
Video chat is something you should embrace
The body language speaks louder than words. Although phone interviews seem easy, video chat will give you a better idea of the candidates. Even better, video chat will make you feel like youaEUR ™ are already friends when you meet in person.
Ask the right questions during interviews
Remote work is not for everyone. These interview questions will help you decide if a candidate is a good fit to your remote team.
What drives you? Remote workers who are motivated to do great work without anyone looking over their shoulder every five minutes are the best. Listen to the clues that your candidateaEUR(tm), is a self-starter who knows when to make the most of each day.
Why would you like to work remotely? You can learn more about the motivations of your candidateaEUR(tm). It’s okay to receive personal benefits. Consider it a bonus if theyaEUR(tm), are also looking to improve productivity.
Do you have any experience working remotely? Don’t settle for a yes or no answer. Ask them about their past experiences and find out if they enjoyed working remotely. Also, what were the challenges they faced.
How do you organize your day? We are looking for someone who can set up a structure. This question will help you determine if a candidate is compatible with your company culture.
What’s your home office like? It can be distracting if someone’s home office is dominated by the kitchen table and non-stop coffee shops. These spots are just jus

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