How to hire employees best suited for remote working.
12th April 2023
12th April 2023 | Kelly Forshaw | Reading time: 2 minutes
The landscape of work has rapidly evolved over the past few years, with remote working becoming more prevalent than ever. As organizations continue to embrace the flexibility and efficiency that remote work offers, the need to identify employees who are best suited for this type of work has become crucial.
Wilford Scholes CEO Colin Wilford hosted a free webinar to explain the best approach for identifying candidates best suited for these roles.
The Profile XT is a scientifically validated psychometric assessment that measures an individual’s cognitive abilities, behavioral traits, and interests. This comprehensive assessment provides valuable insights into an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, and working style, which can be highly relevant in the context of remote work.
First and foremost, the cognitive abilities section of the Profile XT assesses an individual’s critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. These cognitive abilities are essential for remote workers as they often require independent decision-making and problem-solving without immediate supervision. Employees who score high in these areas are more likely to adapt well to remote work. They will more effectively manage their tasks and responsibilities.
The behavioral traits section of the Profile XT provides insights into an individual’s personality traits, communication style, and work preferences. Traits such as self-motivation, adaptability, and time management are critical for remote work success. For example, remote workers need to be self-motivated and disciplined to manage their time effectively and meet deadlines. The Profile XT can identify individuals who possess these traits, making them more likely to thrive in remote work settings.
The interests section of the Profile XT helps identify an individual’s preferences in terms of work environment, tasks, and activities. Remote work can be isolating for some individuals. It requires a different level of focus and discipline compared to working in a traditional office environment. The interests section of the Profile XT can identify individuals who prefer independent work, have a high tolerance for solitude, and are comfortable with technology. All are important qualities for remote workers.
By leveraging the Profile XT, organizations can make informed decisions about selecting and managing remote workers. Ultimately leading to improved productivity and success.
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