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Selecting and Developing Remote Workers

June 28, 2018

How do you ensure you select and develop remote workers and make remote working a success? A first focus is ensuring that someone has the characteristics to be successful and happy in remote work – using a validated cognitive assessment with a well-researched personality tool like the 16pf assessment can help identify potential remote employees. Using these assessment tools upfront will help you work out which candidates have factors for success in remote working and help you on the path to building a high performance culture in your remote workeforce. 

We believe these seven factors are important to look for in potential candidates, or if your existing workforce is shifting to working remote, here are key attributes to help them hone in on. Or, if you happen to know that some of your employees don't posses some of these competencies, it's helpful to know what you'll need to check in with them on more frequently.

  • Resourceful – obtains information and/or tools to perform

  • Independent – able to make decisions autonomously

  • Judgment – displays strong reasoning and problem solving skills

  • Self-driven – shows initiative on work tasks

  • Dependable – prioritizes tasks and time correctly

  • Communicative – writes and speaks clearly and professionally

  • Technology-savvy – adopts new technology and troubleshoots issues

It’s also key to consider how managerial support can sustain engagement – we cover these issues in the webinar below, where we also explore how to remotely assess and develop high potential talent, how to provide a good employee experience, and how to overcome language and timezone barriers.

Watch Now: How To Select And Develop Remote Workers 

Danielle Desko Danielle Desko is a Marketing Manager at PSI.