Collaboration apps, email, time management and tracking software, messaging apps, video calling and conferencing technology -- these are all necessary tools for a remote worker's arsenal, says Sciortino. For her organization, all candidates must meet a set of basic technology requirements and all interviews are performed using video and a webcam.
"All of our interviews are done via webcam, both to assess body language cues and to check someone's basic technical capability and ability. Do they have a webcam? Can they operate it? Can they figure out different video and collaboration platforms -- like GoToMeeting, Zoom, Skype?" she says. We require candidates to meet certain minimum technology requirements, too, including a reliable, high-speed Internet connection with enough bandwidth to do video calls, Wi-Fi, a smartphone and a computer with minimum speeds and operating system versions, she says.