In this episode of the Selling in Asia podcast, Tom Abbott sits down with two SOCO customers, Cynthia and Tommy from the blockchain start-up and crypto trading simulation AltCoin Fantasy. Join them as they discuss what small businesses can do to learn how to manage remote workers effectively. As well as what to look for when hiring remote workers and how to engage them to make them feel part of the company.
How to hire remote workers
To know how to hire a remote worker, you need to understand the qualities of a good remote worker to make an informed decision when hiring. Below are the traits recommended by Cynthia and Tommy to look for when hiring your next remote worker:
The best remote workers are self-starters with boundless motivation. For this reason, they ask plenty of questions, clarify objectives and are remarkably self-sufficient. Therefore, they need less training, supervision and support – meaning that you can get on doing what you do best knowing that they are efficient in their processes and solve problems without using up company resources,
Another sought after trait in remote workers is the ability to be self-aware. Particularly in terms of their motivation and energy levels and communicating that effectively to their team. This means they also understand the importance of deadlines, being responsive and punctual in their role.
Frankly, business is busy. Therefore, excellent remote workers know that they need to adapt and respond to a change on the fly. Employees who are stuck in their ways will cause your processes to slow down.
How to manage remote workers effectively
Equip remote workers
It’s critical that you ensure your remote workers have the resources to fulfil their role before you do anything else, whether specialised industry-specific software, hardware, or just access to certain files. However, in terms of collaborative tools, you need to be ready for communications not to be as efficient as they would be in person.
Understandably, you want to know precisely what your employee is doing at any given time in the workday. However, remote working doesn’t have this level of visibility. Therefore, you need to learn how to cultivate trust and not respond to the situation by micromanaging.
Recognition is key to motivating your remote workers. However, it also critically serves as a reminder, example and benchmark for other employees to replicate. Try rewarding your remote works with public acknowledgement, tokens of appreciation, opportunities to develop and cheap perks.
Find channels of remote social interaction
Who hasn’t heard of Zoom? Connecting via virtual means has never been easier with the amount of tools available today. Ultimately, this negates your remote workers feeling left out and, worse, lonely. It also keeps them in the loop and up to date with the businesses mission, vision and personal expectation of their contribution.
More about AltCoin Fantasy
Altcoin Fantasy is a cryptocurrency /altcoin fantasy trading game where users learn to trade cryptocurrencies risk-free. Altcoin Fantasy will let you test your skills as a cryptocurrency trader. You start with $100,000 virtual cash, and you are free to buy any cryptocurrency and/or ICO coins you wish. Finish first – or second last. Some contests have multiple winning conditions. At the end of the contest, the players with the most net worth will win actual prizes and more! Practice and hone your skills as a cryptocurrency trader without actually losing real money!
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