As a recruiter, it can be a challenge when screening candidates for a remote position. You not only need to interview for skill, but you must also interview for certain personality traits that an employee must have in order to be a successful virtual employee.
It truly takes a unique type of employee to excel in a virtual work environment. While an individual may thrive in a particular role in an office, the temptation of a television, pets, and household chores can cause them to get off task quickly when they work from home every day. For this reason, a […]
A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 63% of companies allowed employees to occasionally work from home in 2012. Currently, 34 million Americans often work from home and it is expected that this number will increase to 63 million by the year 2016. Spark Hire’s recently launched whitepaper was created […]
With more and more companies turning to occasional work from home days (or eliminating a traditional office altogether) it’s clear that the role of the human resources department has to change too. The HR function becomes much more difficult when employees aren’t in the office all the time, or at all. If your business operates […]