How to Attract the Right Remote Workers
Once you’ve decided to hire remote workers, finding the right candidate is half the battle. The best way to go about this is to adopt a “pull approach”, instead of a “push approach”. This means attracting the best candidates to you, as opposed to going out and scouting for workers.
Here are a few great ways to do just that:
1. Sell Vision, Not Just Tasks
You’re telling a story; you’re selling dreams; you’re putting your vision out there to inspire millions of people. Do not advertise your jobs as a mundane task-list, so to speak. Sell the vision- really, sell it. Talk about how the position can enhance the life of a remote worker, as well as the skills they’ll be using and learning. There is neither a shortage of talent nor of companies so it’s very important to make yourself stand out if you want to work with the best talent.
Communicate to your candidates how you will be working together, what your management process is like and what working at your company is like. Your language and grammar should make them want to be a part of the team. This isn’t about showmanship either- actually believe in and bring to life the picture that you paint. Satisfy your teams. Remember, too, that word of mouth spreads like wildfire.
Add benefits for your freelancers. This can be along the lines of a monetary benefit or a free laptop. Small investments set you apart from the vast majority of companies recruiting remote workers. Most firms don’t offer any benefits to their remote workers, because their motive is to save as much money as possible. However, spending a few hundred dollars here and there on your remote employees will immediately make your company more appealing, as well as increase retention rates.
Half of the work when it comes to the process of hiring remote employees is finding the right candidates in a stack of applications. By drawing numerous qualified individuals to you, you will never be short of options, allowing you to hire the absolute best, in terms of talent.