RWL 013 – RANT: Please Stop Hiring If You Don’t Know How!

By Alex Wilson-Campbell, Founder, Remote Work Life

Hiring is not easy and if done in the wrong way can be damaging to both the brand and job applicant.  

I’ve advised on hiring projects and recruited many roles throughout my career as a hiring manager and recruiter and know what works and what doesn’t work.  

And it frustrates me when I see individuals and businesses attempting to recruit and going about it in the wrong way.

Why? Because the job seeker ultimately becomes the victim of bad hiring practises which adds to their pressure.

That’s why, today, I’ll talk through some general do’s and don’t to help you to understand a few basic requirements of the hiring process.

So listen up if you’re considering hiring or have done so recently and want to save time and money and make applicants feel at ease and welcome.  

This episode is also useful if you’re looking for a role and want to know how to spot dubious recruitment processes.

Things to consider when hiring:

  • Don’t start before you’re ready because this opens the floodgates and you’ll get lots of questions and extra work that you’re not ready to deal with
  • Be ready to answer questions and talk about the business, the people, the team, the role (eg tell me about your business, has anyone worked in a row before what are your plans for the business and the team in the future,  why are you hiring now?)
  • Have a process in place to deal with responses and communicate with applicants so they know where they stand
  • Communicate your timeline so that applicants know when the role opens when the closing date is expected when interviews will take place when a decision will be made
  • Communicate with the people who have been unsuccessful to provide feedback to tell them ‘why’.

About Remote Work Life

My name’s Alex and I’m a Digital Strategist and hiring expert who has been working remotely on and off for the last decade and it helped me at a time when I needed to be close to my family whilst achieving continuity with my career.  

So I want to share what I learned from several remote business owners and CEOs so that you can understand how to kickstart your remote work life or thrive while working remotely.  I welcome working parents, freedom seekers and digital nomads join me on my journey in the world of remote work and you can start by:

>>>Joining my community on facebook...

>>>Connecting on Linkedin or Facebook

Are you sceptical about adverts for work-from-home opportunities and desperate to find legitimate work-from-anywhere opportunities (that aren’t  MLM or plain scammy) so you can earn an income to balance family, life and career?

Or do you want to join a business that allows you to work from anywhere so that you have the flexibility and freedom to escape your 9-5 cubicle and create the lifestyle that you’ve always dreamed of?

Is commuting a big struggle which leaves you feeling as though great opportunities to build a meaningful career are always out of your reach?

Maybe you feel isolated and want to meet more people who work remotely so you can share ideas and make friends so you’re not ‘out there’ on your own.

The Remote Work-Life Community shows you how to rise above the intense competition to access flexible, location-independent opportunities.  Join my Facebook group here,  connect on Linkedin or Facebook and then join me at remote work life.

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Alex Wilson-Campbell

Podcast Host and Founder, Remote Work Life

Hiring strategist, Remote Worker Coach/Mentor and family man, Alex Wilson-Campbell is your host and will share all he’s learned about remote over the last 10 years.   Follow Alex if you want to: get clarity on your career direction, master online and in-person job interviews, find unadvertised or hidden jobs, use LinkedIn to network with hiring managers, thrive in a remote work culture, stay connected with your remote teammates.

He'll share all he's learned about remote work from 60+ real-world remote work experts including: Nick Francis, CEO Help Scout, Laurel Farrer, Co-Founder Distribute Consulting, Andy Tryba, CEO Crossover, Pilar Orti, Founder Virtual Not Distant, Darcy Boles, Dir Of Culture & Innovation TaxJar, Steli Efti, CEO - Close, Elaine Pofeldt, Freelance Writer, Sarah Park, President Meet Edgar, Alina Vandenberghe, Co-Founder Chili Piper, Derek Andersen, CEO Startup Grind, Michelle Dale, CEO Virtual Miss Friday

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