Working from Home - HOW TO HIRE AND ONBOARD REMOTELY
Entrepreneur|Startups Fall - Winter 2020
Working from Home - HOW TO HIRE AND ONBOARD REMOTELY
Make the technology as easy as possible, and build a sense of team camaraderie.
DESMOND LIM

First, the pandemic brought layoffs. Then, for many fortunate companies, it brought the opposite challenge: hiring. As companies seek to add team members, they’re running up against the difficulties of remote interviews.

Large tech companies may have mastered the virtual interviews and training over the past decade, but many smaller companies did everything in person. Now entrepreneurs are left grappling with basic questions like: How do I connect with a potential job candidate? And how do I onboard them from their living room?

Here are some general tips businesses of any size can employ to improve their contactless hiring and onboarding processes.

1 Make video interviews one-click.

Remember the “KISS principle” (Keep it simple, stupid)? Some companies are forgetting that in job interviews. They’re instead forcing interviewees to use complicated video chat apps that involve downloading a new program. This might be fine for interviewing candidates for a tech-savvy position, but it can be a hassle for many others who may not have the right device or aptitude with software.

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Startups Fall - Winter 2020