2020 has shown remote work can work. Then why pay $4000 per month for an employee, when a remote employee can do the exact same job for $1300.
In this post, I will tell you how to hire, where to hire, why to hire, and the mistakes to avoid.
How to hire
Your ideal employee should have 2 types of skills sets
- Type 1: Technical skills
- Type 2: Non Technical skill (communication & logical, cultural fit)
Secret – Almost everyone is only focused on technical skills. Type 2 skills are equally important, if not more valuable.
Let me explain why:
Type 1 skillset remote employees can do most tasks, but all projects sooner or later will run into challenges – navigating these challenges and coming up with creative solutions is usually the difference between a successful outcome and not so successful outcome.
Here is where Type 2 skills are essential. You want your remote employee to be on the same page as you i.e communication between both parties needs to be clear. You should be able to work with your remote employee and come up with creative solutions for the problem
Finding the perfect candidate
Your selection process should test the candidate for Type 1 & Type 2 skills
Type 1 skill test
- Technical assignment
Type 2 skills tests
- Writing proficiency test
- Verbal skill test
- Basic logic test
- Test for effective communication (Can the candidate get their point across clearly)
Feedback from these tests should be considered along with interviews before you make your decision.
Mistakes to avoid
Mistake 1: Avoid vendors who over-promise. Make sure you deep dive into their hiring process.
Mistake 2: Not have a culture deck. Culture is basically an informal operational manual.
For example: Your culture deck can say “All decisions are data-driven”.
Knowing this guideline beforehand will help the employee understanding that in a group discussion any suggestion put forward should have the data to back it.
Mistake 3: Not spending enough time on training. Here’s why you need to do it.
Mistake 4: Not having a clear success map for the remote employee – what are his goals, what rewards can he expect if he hits those numbers.
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Why to hire in India
1. Remote working is the 'new normal trend':
Due to unprecedented times, remote working as it is has emerged as a new normal trend. The productivity, happiness index, and convenience of the employees have increased manifold due to this new-normal of remote working trend. As per the OWL Labs report, which interviewed around 3000 employees based in 23 different countries, the employees felt much happier, focussed, and comfortable working from home.
To manage finances, many corporates are shutting their flashy offices to set up virtual teams. As reported by PGi, companies save about 10,000$ per employee per year on every employee that works remotely. So, more and more employees are seeking opportunities to connect with global employers while getting to work from the comfort of their homes.
2. Good infrastructural support:
With tools like Teams, Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime, the teams can stay connected virtually. Increasing number of managers and team leads are being trained on technology and cultural know-who to handle scattered teams. The current scenario is much more well-equipped in India to hire qualified employees with supporting infrastructure to work for remote organizations based in foreign lands.
Due to improved technological infrastructure, the Wi-fi connectivity has been tremendously improved in the past few years. The internet facilities have been extended to 4G connectivity in cities beyond India’s metro cities, allowing workforce from tier-II and tier-III cities to work remotely.
3. No visa requirements and other legal formalities:
US companies can easily hire remote employees from India without bothering about sponsorships and visa formalities. With each passing year increasing number of Indians are successfully working for companies in the UK, the US, and Australia. Remote working from India does not require any legal formalities like vaccinations, health insurance, and other elaborate documentation proofs.
The money transfers from countries like US can be easily done using Paypal and Western Union without any challenges. The Indian employees also get the benefits of federal withholding if they hold any, the details of which can be retrieved from Article number 2 of India US DTAA.
This new culture encourages the workforce to engage with bright opportunities overseas. More and more people are now scouting opportunities overseas for better pay packages and exposure.
4. Availability of third-party consultants:
The best part about hiring remote employees is that you can outsource hiring and managing remote teams using a third-party service provider. Associating with a local third-party service provider is a big hands-on to overcome the cultural barriers, legal barriers and time zone barriers.
All you need to do is find a reliable service provider which helps you build customized offshore teams in India, irrespective of where your headquarter is located in the world. Services like recruitment, end-to-end payments to remote employees, compliance, security, office space are the necessary services that must be included by the provider.