Due to the coronavirus outbreak, online meetings and remote work are becoming increasingly common.
These new circumstances come with specific benefits and drawbacks. Therefore, it makes sense to adapt your strategy accordingly when you conduct a remote job interview. These questions will help you gauge three skills that will be key in this unprecedented scenario.
Describe a Situation in Which You Embraced a New System, Technology or Idea at Work
By making question during a remote job interview you will understand how a candidate deals with change. As the last weeks have made abundantly clear, the need to adapt may arise suddenly and unannounced. For example, in less than a month the way we work and communicate has changed drastically. With more adjustments to be made, flexibility and adaptability will be indispensable skills across all industries.
How Did You Handle Stress the Last Time You Felt Overwhelmed?
Change and unexpected setbacks will be frequent over the next weeks. These two factors combined can stress even the more even-tempered employee. That’s why it’s important to get a sense of how a candidate would react to last minute changes and unexpected stumbling blocks. Remote working and communication challenges (see below) will continue to put our patience to the test, so the ability to remain calm will be an invaluable asset.
How Do You Use Different Communication Tools According to Different Situations?
Versatility in communication is more important than ever. Whether handling a video call or writing an email, the ideal candidate should be able to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues. Social distancing will be necessary even after businesses can reopen, and ensuring to communicate effectively across different mediums will be an everyday challenge.
In sum, these questions allow you to get a sense of three skills that will prove essential to navigate the changes brought about by the coronavirus outbreak:
- Adaptability to change
- Stress Management
Once you have adapted your recruiting process, it’s important to get help from an expert. At Plexus Global we ensure global candidate screening through tailored solutions and the most reliable technology.
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