A new hire. A new job.
The word new in this context expresses unknown.
In a situation where a new employee is brought onto a team, there are a lot of unknowns on both sides:
The employee is not certain of what to expect of their new position and team; and
The employer is not sure whether the employee will be a good fit or not.
Those unknowns can cause tension and anxiety, not to mention unmet expectations, dissatisfaction, disengagement, and employee turnover.
In a remote environment, there are even more unknowns because you must rely only on virtual communication methods to communicate and understand expectations.
There are several ways you can reduce the number of unknowns in a new hire situation.
Remote Work Certification is a credential that proves to employers that a new hire understands the core concepts that are critical to remote work success:
When an employer sees that a candidate has this certification, there is no unknown about whether or not their new hire understands what it takes to succeed remotely.
Additionally, when a new hire possesses the Remote Work Certification, they know that the worker has the hard and soft skills necessary to be a dependable autonomous worker, such as:
The Workplaceless Certification program is uniquely designed to engage learners in workflows that mimic the operational models of remote-friendly companies, including group video calls, group collaboration, project management software, and community forum channels. Their familiarity with these resources means less training time for you during their onboarding.
Because remote work certification isn’t yet a universal requirement, an applicant with this credential proves that they are willing to go above and beyond the minimum requirements in their work.
As remote-friendly executives know, virtual work is able to move at an even faster pace than in colocated companies. So, it’s crucial that all team members are flexible and adaptable to new ideas and tools.
On the employee side, when an employer recognizes the Remote Work Certification credential, it signals to the employee that the organization utilizes the concepts presented in the program, which in turn clarifies expectations regarding working remotely. When you clarify expectations, you reduce uncertainty, and you set the stage for a more productive, effective, and positive working relationship.
Workplaceless is now enrolling proactive, dedicated learners in its Remote Work Certification program—if you are an aspiring remote worker, you can enroll right now.