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Brent Holland

Brent Holland is vice president of research & consulting at FurstPerson, a provider of talent assessment solutions. His team focuses on designing and validating progressive pre-hire assessment tools that match applicants to the job and work environment to improve customers’ operational performance and produce clear ROI.

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6 Steps Toward Hiring Productive Virtual Employees

by Mar 25, 2013, 1:56 am ET

Many companies use remote-worker programs to recruit and retain prized talent, but telecommuting’s appeal fades quickly when companies struggle to hire and keep productive virtual employees. The challenges of identifying candidates who will perform at a high level in office jobs are multiplied exponentially when hiring for home-based jobs.

Although organizations generally screen for job and culture fit, a successful telecommuting program requires evaluating candidates’ fit with the environment. Nearly a decade of research points to five qualities employees must possess to be successful in virtual offices. keep reading…