The world has changed forever after the pandemic COVID -19 in 2020. Now it's the turn of companies like yours to step up their game and align with that change.
Today's top companies have realized the benefits of remote working, and many of them that once only accepted face-to-face employees have finally moved to break any barrier. As a result, most candidates are aware of this reality, with 87% willing to accept remote jobs if they receive such an offer.
Similarly, when you start hiring remote workers for your company, you're likely to encounter many candidates based in other countries. How can you legally hire them if you don't have a local presence? Is this even possible? The answer is yes.
Let's go through the key steps so you can bring the best employees on board. Regardless of which country they come from, let's make use of the reality of remote positions to skyrocket your company among the best in the market.
The first step is to use an e-recruiting system for remote employees. This software generates electronic data about the hiring and recruiting process, from the receipt of the resume to the final step of the hiring process itself.
The idea is that you keep track of everything relevant: goals, number of applicants needed, dropout rates, budgets, time, and so on. Once hired, they greatly simplify onboarding management and ensure that your new employees can hit the ground running.
When you've all these administrative steps up to date, it'll be easier for you to understand and optimize onboarding management, and you'll have a clear and defined idea of how to proceed with the following steps.
It's the first time a new employee becomes familiar with your company, brand, and work culture. This first experience will determine the future relationship between the employee and the company. Automated onboarding can ensure that your new employees have a consistently good experience.
Let's say you're a professional looking to work internationally. You want to use a platform that shows all the details about the most prestigious companies and has no location restrictions. Which channel would you use? Bingo!
Many executives make the common mistake of posting on job boards that aren't appropriate when they're actually looking for experienced employees to work remotely. In other words, even if you post on traditional job boards, that doesn't mean you'll find the ones you're really looking for there.
One of the most common and effective channels to get a good employee on board is your company's social networks, from its website to its LinkedIn profile. Many candidates are tempted to work at a particular company because of its great work culture, which is spread through these channels.
It's very important that you're up to the task and can show your potential future employees the environment they'll be immersed in if they're selected. It's not about losing a good candidate just because the social networks aren't up to date, and in this way, you can maintain the values of the company in terms of brand.
Keep in mind that applicants get more offers than you can imagine. Write and publish the offer that stands out from the rest and attracts their attention. This is how you write a high-quality offer:
Also explain if you'll cover the cost of water, electricity, or internet while telecommuting to make it clear that remote work truly is special. In this way, your company builds trust with employees and ensures that everything is done in a clear and transparent system.
Having people from multiple countries on the team requires a very different set of skills. The hiring strategy already in place needs to be adjusted to find the ideal remote worker. Here are the most important of them:
This way, you're not only attracting talent who can handle the technical side of tasks, but who also know how to resolve any situation that comes up while they're away, adapt, and grow in the position.
If you make an effort to find the right candidate, it'll go a long way to making them feel comfortable in your company. This always starts from HR; so you can:
Imagine the difference when you're greeted warmly and made to feel at home at your new workplace, where you'll spend most of your time from now on. The role of HR in hybrid work culture is to make candidates feel engaged and motivated to start their new job, so make sure the department is really trying to stand out.
This may even set your company apart from the sad first days offered by other companies, where applicants have no idea who'll be on their team and what's expected of them until well into the first week.
In short, put yourself in the shoes of all those star candidates looking for their dream job, regardless of distance or country borders. It's a new world and your strategies need to adapt to it. Remember this:
With these strategies, you'll be ready to compete for the employees who add real value to your organization. The ones who're worth improving for every day. Time is money, so don't waste it and start the best all-star recruiting process your company has ever seen.
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