TELEWORK, THE NEW NORMALITY?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a change in all sectors of society. In the workplace, we have seen how teleworking has become established in most companies. 

However, we must ask ourselves if this type of work is here to stay, or if it is simply a temporary solution due to the current health crisis. 

The latest statistical data give a clear victory to the generalization and future projection of remote work.

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Therefore, a strategic change is proposed in the processes of selecting people. Companies must ensure that their employees have the necessary skills and competencies for the face-to-face position, as well as a series of skills related to the effectiveness and efficiency of teleworking.

What skills do employees need to have to telecommute?

Responsibility.

In a remote work situation, it is essential that the candidate has a high degree of responsibility. Responsibility is given by the trust placed in them, regarding the development of their tasks and compliance with the company's values, regardless of their place of work.

In other words, we can say that it is the labor conscience of the worker, his moral and ethical principles in the development of his work.

Planning.

Remote employees need to be able to get their work done without anyone monitoring them. To achieve this, they must be able to identify their priorities, plan the steps to complete their tasks, and estimate the time they will spend on them.

Planning corresponds to the ability to efficiently manage and organize work in the face of multiple tasks. It involves skills such as determining priorities, efficient distribution of resources, timing, decision making, forecasting... etc.

Analysis and problem solving.

It is the ability to identify, analyze and deal with unforeseen, difficult or problematic situations. 

Being a proactive person, facing the problems and challenges that arise, is key for remote workers. On a day-to-day basis, an employee faces unforeseen situations that they must deal with autonomously in the most resolute way possible, and not run away or avoid facing them. 

Teamwork.

Although being independent is crucial for remote employees, so is working as part of a team. 

Each worker is an essential part of the company, and success will depend on the communication and collaboration they have with each other, regardless of where they are. Therefore, it is very important to create a collaborative work environment and provide employees with the right tools to be able to work together.

Self development.

It is the ability to set goals for personal and professional growth, for oneself and for others. Self-development presupposes prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance. The opposite would be dangerous for the employee in question, and for others.

These people are characterized by being positive, having an eagerness to learn, to overcome their weaknesses, and they give themselves feedback to constantly improve their work, leaving aside stagnation and conformity.  

With teleworking it is very important that remote employees have a personal character of self-assessment and self-improvement associated with the performance of their tasks.

PS: At Hirint we can help you identify if your candidates have these or other key skills to adequately carry out the work to be performed.

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