Gartner Research

Hiring for High-Growth Distributed Work Environments

Published: 14 July 2014

ID: G00264161

Analyst(s): Rand Leeb-du Toit

Summary

People primed for distributed work environments can work anywhere, anytime, are always connected — and are rocket fuel for growth. Business leaders of high-growth organizations can implement practical hiring advice to secure people who can work remotely, build community and network with colleagues.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Seek Innate Social Connectedness as a Core Competency
    • Hire People Who Are "Always On"
    • Look for Social Network Connectors Who Can Bridge Groups and Departments
  • Screen Candidates for Self-Discipline and Adaptability
    • Hire People Focused on Achieving Results
    • Hire Candidates Who Can Adapt to Socially Diverse Work Environments
  • Use Behavioral Assessments and Outcome-Focused, Short-Term Work to Test Candidates
    • Screen for These Competencies and Traits Through Behavioral Event Interviews
    • Where Possible, Trial Candidates Before Hiring Them Full Time

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