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Have a manager who is opposed to virtual work?

work from home

Do you have “old school” Senior Leaders who refuse to allow people to work from home (WFH) or acknowledge that it’s a viable option for running a business? (Like Yahoo’s CEO a little while ago?) If so, is there a way to coach them to “see the light?” Maybe, or maybe not. But here’s your best shot for winning them over. As mentioned frequently in the press, the clear evidence about the benefits of telecommuting is very compelling. Step 1 may be as simple as showing managers the statistical ROI-based proof that working from home makes sense for ...

The Best Interview Questions for Virtual Jobs

Interview Questions

Finding good employees can be difficult. The challenge becomes even greater when hiring for a virtual role. When you don’t see employees every day, you have to trust they are working hard even though they’re unsupervised. As promised in my last blog, I’d like to share some of the best interview questions to help you effectively vet through the sea of job candidates and hire people with the greatest propensity to thrive and succeed in remote positions. More specifically, the interview questions that relate to the Four Characteristics for the Best Virtual Workers, as described in my last blog. General ...

Four Characteristics of the Best Virtual Employees

Working from home

Let’s face it. If you’re at the office right now, you would probably rather be at home. Turns out, so would most of your coworkers. A recent survey showed that 70 percent of people would rather work from home than spend time at an office. That number increases to 81 percent for people 35-44 years old.(1) This isn’t to say there’s anything wrong with cubicles or “modern” open floor plans… OK, maybe that’s exactly what I’m saying. No matter how nice an office is, home will probably always be nicer. (There’s a reason why “the comfort of your ...