virtual team

A recent article, How to Interview and Hire a Virtual Team by Parker Davis believes that the workplace is going virtual now like never before.  Thus, if you’re planning to form a virtual team, there are significant factors to consider in the hiring process.

Let’s discuss.

Get to understand your potential virtual team.

Since you’re not going to work together in the same office space, you need to get a good sense of who your candidate is during the interview. Nevertheless, geographical location can lead to some difficulty in accurately assessing personality and traits of a virtual hire.  Ask relevant questions when interviewing a virtual candidate, which focus on personality, management, and adeptness with technology.  

It’s vital to hire workers who are highly self-motivated and have a strong work ethic since you won’t be monitoring them in a dedicated team office space.  

Get face to face with your potential virtual team.

Make sure the interview is done over video chat if geographical location does not allow a meeting in person. This will help you get to know your team, and make future virtual interactions more comfortable and productive.

Once you’ve formed your team, you can look for meeting rooms for rent and schedule a weekly video conference to improve your communication and help build a company culture. 

Prove your potential team skills.

Before committing to work together, you need to verify how your potential team works.  Assign them a trial project; provide them some guidelines, basic info, and most importantly, a deadline. During this testing period, you can treat them as a freelancer and pay them accordingly.

Their response/deliverable is not a perfect indication of their working habits. Nevertheless, it’ll provide you a stronger sense of their work ethic and quality.

Conclusion

These tips will help you build a great virtual team and enjoy the many benefits of it.  If you’re looking for workspace solutions for your business in Denver, YourOffice Denver offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Denver, meeting room access, and coworking office space Denver. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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