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The software you select to build your business has a big impact on the way your team operates. Running a remote team is more software-reliant than an office-based team, which makes your choices all the more important. There are hundreds of apps and services available that cover all aspects of running an online business. Some of these services are very niche and are only applicable to very specific industries. If there is a specific function...
Your employees will still require some equipment in order to carry out their role. Most importantly they’ll need a desk, chair, laptop and an internet connection (not really equipment but still very important). It’s likely that most candidates will have a desk, chair and internet connection so it’s unlikely you’ll need to provide any of these. These are the minimum requirements for new staff. Some companies...
As well as finding the best talent, it’s also key to find candidates who fit with your company culture. Although you’re building a team, it’s still important to develop your company culture. It doesn’t take care of itself (more on this in Chapter 8). Finding candidates who are both skilled and match your company culture can be a challenge and requires spending time talking to candidates to assess whether their...
So now you know “why” you should hire remote workers. Now we will go into “how” to hire remote workers. The first step is finding the right talent. WHERE TO ADVERTISE? As we have briefly discussed in Chapter 1, finding the best talent is one of the biggest factors in building a team that will differentiate your business from the competition. The good news is that hiring remotely opens up the field to the...
The rise of remote work in the past few years has led many SMEs to look at remote employment as a viable option for growing their business. Many companies, however, still hold reservations about the risks of remote work and whether their team can continue to scale up as the business grows. These are reasonable concerns, primarily because remote work (in its most recent incarnation) is largely unproven as a concept. Modern remote working has...