One of the fastest ways to uncover non-technical skills is through strategically tailored interview questions that are relevant to the unique demands of remote work. Not everyone has the same skill set and it is important to find the person that will complement the rest of your team. Be careful when screening both technical and non-technical skills.
There are a number of traits to consider when hiring remote workers – organizational skills, adaptability, self–discipline. The skills we focus the most on are:
It is necessary to ask the right questions during the interview so that you can guage a candidates abilities and measure these characteristics.
Here is your definitive list of interview questions for remote developer hiring – these are the five non-technical skills to look for that our global sourcing team seeks in stellar remote candidates.
This skill is critical in remote work, from the ability to navigate a complex project without significant oversight to proactively overcoming roadblocks, you do not want to hire someone that needs to be told every minute of every day what they should be working on.
Being resourceful means creatively and proactively seeking the right resources and support needed for any presented situation. Whether it is reaching out to another team member or finding the answer on Google from some forum – you need to ensure they can stand on their own two feet.
With so many moving pieces, proactive collaboration among team members is essential. You need people working together to succeed in your team goals and the better they collaborate, the more efficient your team will be.
A self-motivated team member will often show signs of having a natural curiosity and love of problem-solving. Whether at the office or at home, workers will have off days and also sprints of inspiration. The workers who are able to self-motivate will always be working to find their next sprint of inspiration and solve whatever problem is ahead of them.
Responsiveness and the ability to explain questions and concerns with clarity make communication essential for remote team success. Many people are used to face-to-face and that is ok – but in this world of remote, strong communication skills are more important than ever to stay on top of projects to hit your goals.
The interview process can be nerve-wracking for candidates. Try to let the conversation flow and insert these questions throughout the interview, seeing where the conversation goes. You do not have to ask every question above, but these questions are extremely relevant to finding the best remote employees.
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