A GUIDE TO CREATING A
1. PLAN FOR IT
• What kinds of employees could successfully
• Will these employees be 100% remote, or will there be
additional in-office requirements?
• How will you structure your teams? Your communications?
Your performance management?
• How will you hold people accountable for their time,
work and results?
2. HIRE FOR IT
• Look for people who have worked remotely in the past.
If they’re applying for another remote position, chances
are it’s something they like to do.
• Talk to candidates with demonstrated success taking
initiative, working independently, and managing their
• Keep an eye out for candidates who describe themselves
as being disciplined, self-motivated and tech savvy.
Excellent communication and responsiveness are also key.
If you’re thinking about offering your employees the option to do their jobs off-site,
why not do a little research and put together a plan? You may be surprised at just
how well remote works.
3. MAKE IT OPTIONAL
• Workers who choose to work remotely are productive and
engaged. Those who are forced into it are less successful.
• Give on-site workers the opportunity to work from home
for special circumstances or on a trial basis.
50% OF THE
holds a job that is compatible with
at least partial remote work.