Is part of your team virtual and not resident in the same physical office?
Are you using VA's (Virtual Assistants) or long-term contractors?
How do you hire when you can't physically "meet" and interview someone?
It's all about digital techniques to vet potential hires in this digital age!
In this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast, I dive into my techniques for vetting and hiring digital workers. These are workers that will not be physically in the same location as me. I go through my process and share stories from experiences for why I do what I do, and what matters.
Learn from my experiences and get a streamlined process for your business!
It's becoming more and more common to use virtual assistants, digital contractors and freelancers, and to have remote workers that are part of your team but not at your physical location. This changes and challenges the hiring process! No longer will you physically have someone in the office for an interview. You need to be able to do it online, and you need to assess their digital skills. There are crucial steps to take in hiring digital workers.
That's what this episode is about. I dive into my processes and techniques for hiring digital workers remotely. I have used this with contractors, VA's, and full-time team members including developers, bookkeepers, and sales account managers.
Whatever small quirks or mistakes you see, magnify those x10 when looking at hiring digital workers. Now would you hire them?
[Tweet "Whatever small quirks or mistakes you see, magnify those x10. Now would you hire them? via @Mike_Gingerich #digitalhiring"]
What do I mean by this? Let me explain...
[Tweet "I have never seen a person IMPROVE their attention to detail, writing skills, grammar, & presentation beyond what they give on their resume'. @Mike_Gingerich"]
[Tweet "You are evaluated by the company you keep! #digitalhiring via @Mike_Gingerich"]
The actual interview is part 2 and will be continued in the next podcast about hiring digital workers because it's enough content for an entire episode itself!
As you can see, I'm detailed and quite clear cut in this process. My experiences have taught me not to veer off this path and never to soften. It will never get better than what you are given in these initial steps. Whatever gaps you see would be magnified when they work for you. I've tried to look past "small" things, and things that I "wondered" about, and those things have come back to bite me every time.
Someone that misspells in a resume' will misspell in proposals, contracts, email, and code. Someone that is too informal in their communication with you will be like that with you and clients even more so later on. Someone you don't click with, you will not grow to "click" with relationally later on.
By taking the steps outlined above you are testing their digital skills as well as their personal skills. This leads to a successful hire!
Remember: Hire slow, fire fast.
It’s always about taking away learnings and applying them!
What’s your key takeaway that you need to do in the next 24 hours based on listening to this?
If you are having trouble deciding, my tip is to review how you are measuring and monitoring your social media reporting. Are you taking the time to evaluate?
What's your biggest takeaway from my process and tools? Share below!
It’s always about taking away learnings and applying them! What’s the key takeaway that you need to act on in the next 24 hours based on listening to this episode on hiring digital workers?
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