Hiring has always been one of the most vital elements of a leader’s role. Finding the right person to do a job is tough and likely the single biggest decision most managers make because of how it impacts the team’s success or failure. Add to it the complexities of hiring remotely, without really meeting someone in-person, and you’ve got yourself a unique challenge.
If the goal is to use the interview process to accurately evaluate how someone’s communication style matches the team’s, then you’ll likely need to vary the platforms or communication mediums you’re using during the interview process.
Even in a remote context, the team that new hires join will have a dramatic impact on their short-term and long-term performance, so it’s worth involving as many people from their future team in the hiring process as you can reasonably fit.
To improve your chances of finding the right person (even if you’ve never met them) and give them the best chance of success as a new teammate, there’s a few adjustments you should consider.