7 Tips for Hiring Remote Workers

7 Tips for Hiring Remote Workers

a woman working from her home office October 11, 2016 By: Christine Umbrell

Today's workers increasingly expect their employers to offer flexible arrangements, including remote work. If you're considering expanding telecommuting options, here are seven tips to help you make the most of your remote working relationships.

Corporations across the United States have embraced telecommuting, especially because the technologies for facilitating remote working have become more affordable. Chris Brown, vice president of human resources for West Corporation—a company with "home-oriented" arrangements for nearly 7 percent of its employees—says that many of its remote hires are talent-based. In other words, these are employees who don't live near West's offices, but they were hired anyway for their specific expertise or value to the company. ...