10 Skills Now Critiqued by Potential New Employers Who Want to Assess An Employee’s Ability to Work Remotely

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10 Skills Now Critiqued by Potential New Employers Who Want to Assess An Employee’s Ability to Work Remotely, From Home

Make Sure Your References Validate Your Suitability for Home/Remote Employment

DETROIT (April 8, 2022) – “Fully 91.7 % of corporate clients are asking for new types of rankings for potential employees when we call their former companies,” according to Jeff Shane of Allison & Taylor, The Reference Checking Company. 

Not All Employees Are Good Candidates for Working at Home, Employers Want Feedback About Their Suitability For Home/Remote Employment  – Here are 10 new criteria frequently invoked in this era of “working remotely”, to assess how candidates previously performed in home/remote capacities:

  • Sufficiently tech savvy for remote work
  • Self-starter
  • Self-disciplined
  • Productive in a remote environment
  • Adaptable to change
  • Skilled communicator & documenter
  • Troubleshooting skills when interacting with other work-at-home peers/management
  • Reliable judgement
  • Ability to cope with family distractions
  • Employee satisfaction and ability to thrive in a remote working environment

With approximately 1 in 3 new hires leaving a company within 2 years, it is clear that employer costs can add up very quickly.  Initial selection of the right candidates has the potential to save corporations millions of dollars over a period of years.

Candidates also have a vested interest in putting their best foot forward.  They are well advised to have a separate list – independent of their resumes, but in the same font/format – of their references readily available to be given to a prospective employer upon request.  

To find out what your former boss will say about your “work at home skills”, please visit Allison & Taylor, The Reference Checking Company. Or call 800-890-5645.

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About JobReferences.com & Allison & Taylor, Inc., the Reference Checking Company

Critical when seeking a job or promotion. Consider checking and validating your former employment references. Don’t lose a promotion or job opportunity due to mediocre or bad job references. 

JobReferences.com, powered by Allison & Taylor, The Reference Checking Company will call your former employer to obtain your references, document the results and provide a report to you.

Developers of GrowMyPaycheck.com– Ensure That You are the Master of Your Financial Destiny With Job Raises & Promotions. Our firm is highly acclaimed with employers, employees and the media alike. Compliments and mentions from influential publications and writers at The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Workplace Bullying Institute, ABC Newswire, Forbes, USA Today, Hcareers, Fortune and MyFox News provide insight into our services. Allison & Taylor, The Reference Checking Company is headquartered in Michigan.

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About AllisonTaylor

AllisonTaylor and its principals have been in the business of checking references for corporations and individuals since 1984. AllisonTaylor  is headquartered in Rochester, Mich. For further details on services and procedures please visit https://www.allisontaylor.com/.

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