The great thing about business in today’s era is that anyone anywhere can be contacted about anything in mere minutes. Hence why small businesses especially don’t mind crossing oceans and mountains if it means they can find the right people.

Even large corporations want a piece of this action and would do anything they can to snap up young fresh talent no matter where they were from. Yet nothing can actually mitigate the fact that you’re here and they’re there. There are to be a strong amount of trust and above all else good safety steps that are put in place. You need to know that you’re talking to the person they say they are.

There’s no way to actually physically be in their presence, and usually, you’re relying on verbal communication. You don’t want to be cheated or conned when giving out work or payments to people that you cannot materialize in front of you.

Engaging the risk

If not for verbal communication and actually looking at the candidate who is abroad, then you must have other security checks in place. Rather than turn your back on potentially great hiring, engage with the risk. You should use an ID verification service that will scan documents and identify their validity.

The technology will look through the document picking up pieces of vital information and then extract a wide range of information from Latin-based characters regardless of the format.

With the ability to check their bank statements you can make up your mind whether they are who they say they are. You then also have the ability to phone various numbers and or email different institutions to see if you get matches of such data and information.

Give them tasks

Okay so you’re really impressed with a candidate, and you want to hire them as quickly as you can. Don’t let the threat of other businesses snapping them up phase you. After all, you aren’t able to bring them into the office and get them to prove their abilities. However what you can do is to give them tests.

You should make up a task that mimics what their real role will entail and give them a set amount of time to finish it. Together with your recruitment and managers, devise a test that will see if the potential employee really does have the skills they say they do.

Make sure you have the key questions and problems in the task so that a wide array of their skills and knowledge will be made to jump through hoops.

Industry questions

Many businesses now are making their own exams for their top talent. So if you’re thinking about hiring a freelancer that will do important jobs, it’s wise to make your own questionnaire. Make some specific questions up that pertain to strict knowledge of the industry you work in.

The advancement and procedures that you expect experts in your field to know should be known by freelancers who want certain important roles. You’ll weed out the real from the fake with this kind of practice.

Never overlook the talent that a freelancer living abroad might bring to your business. However, after the initial stages of wooing you, they must confirm they are who they say are.

This is crucial to make sure you’re not hiring someone who is incompetent and using the physical distance between you to hide their lack of ability.

Written By

Related Post

Human Resources Today