If youโ€™ve got development centers all over the world, youโ€™ve got a sales force out with the customers, the fact that tools like Skype [and] digital collaboration are letting people work better at a distance โ€” that is a wonderful thing.

Bill Gates

Gone are the days when remote hiring was a rare, skeptical endeavor. The rise of remote work and work-from-home blossomed alongside a growing need to hire beyond office walls. The past decade saw a surge in remote workers, with a whopping 63% of US companies now embracing them (Upwork, 2018). But with this shift came a new hurdle: accurately evaluating and assessing these geographically scattered teams.

Rise in remote Hiring


The Remote Hiring Dilemma: Assessing Skills and Culture in a Virtual World

Remote hiring is no longer a futuristic fantasy โ€“ it’s an immediate reality. It wasn’t long ago that the next decade was predicted to be the era of remote work. While the benefits of a geographically dispersed workforce are undeniable, companies face a crucial hurdle: accurately assessing and understanding remote candidates.

The challenge lies here –

  • Capability and Cultural Fit:ย Can you truly assess a candidate’s skills and culture fit without ever meeting them?
  • Evaluating Soft Skills:ย How do you gauge skills like communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving through a screen?

How can you truly gauge their capabilities, cultural fit, and even essential skills like communication when face-to-face interaction is off the table?

Cracking the Code: Unveiling Effective Remote Hiring Tools

As organizations reshape for the “new normal,” remote hiring has become not just an option, but a necessity. Doubts and skepticism must be left behind, replaced by a proactive approach to finding the best talent, no matter the distance.

Illustration by Margarida Mouta
Illustration by Margarida Mouta

So, what constitutes an effective remote hiring tool? Look for two essential components:

1. Video Interviews: This human interaction element helps gauge cultural fit and communication skills.

2. Proctored Assessments: These evaluate cognitive abilities, personality traits, and motivations with scientific validity.

When choosing a tool, meticulous research is key. Don’t be swayed by fancy interfaces or gimmicks. Ask yourself:

  • Are the assessments based on sound science and proven to be accurate?
  • Do they effectively predict on-the-job performance?
  • How secure are the assessments? Will candidates cheat or use helpers?

Understanding the proctoring technology used is crucial. Only then can you be sure it effectively prevents any such foul play.

Choose a tool that meets your needs โ€“ science-backed, predictive, and secure. That’s how you conquer the remote hiring maze and unlock a global talent pool

PerspectAI, Your Hiring Ally

Choosing the right remote hiring tool can feel like navigating a labyrinth. Fancy interfaces and fun quizzes are tempting, but will they truly predict job success? That’s where science-backed assessments come in. You need a tool that goes beyond resumes and taps into the true potential of individuals.

PerspectAI is your one-stop solution, built on a foundation of:

โ€ข Solid Science: Our assessments are rooted in psychology and data science, validated to accurately predict on-the-job performance.

โ€ข AI Proctoring: Our remote proctoring tech leaves cheating out in the cold. No loopholes, no worries, just accurate results leveraged by AI.

โ€ข Focus on Candidate Experience: We ditch the dull assessments. PerspectAI’s engaging, game-based approach makes hiring a fun challenge for both you and your candidates, leading to valuable insights and happy faces.

Why wait? Let PerspectAI guide you through the remote hiring maze and help you find your perfect match, wherever they may be.

Gourav Kondadadi
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Author Gourav Kondadadi

Sharanya is a People Science Associate at PerspectAI. HR Tech and the future of AI intrigue her, and she loves reading up! On other days, you can find her enjoying music gigs or concerts.

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