It’s important to make the right hiring decisions, but bringing new employees onboard takes on additional importance as your company branches out into new markets, where newly hired staff will make the company’s first impression in the region.
Often times, the new applicant will work out of a remote office or out of home.
With most remote hiring situations, the biggest problem is one of communication. It’s vital to keep your employees in the loop, set-up regular meetings and making sure that everyone knows what they should be doing. Hiring and managing talent overseas will only be a success if both parties (the mother company and branch) work together in close collaboration. Too often, communication-style differences can be perceived as performance issues , when the root issue is that both sides aren’t on the same page yet.