Remote Work

In the dynamic modern work environment, remote work has become an essential facet of business operations. It's crucial to verify that your teams have mastered the competencies required for remote work, ensuring their productivity, connectivity, and collaboration remain strong, irrespective of their physical location.

  • What is a remote work test?

    A remote work skills test serves as a tailored assessment designed to measure an individual's proficiency in essential remote work competencies such as self-motivation, adept time management, and effective virtual communication.

    Incorporating this comprehensive test into your hiring process ensures that candidates not only comprehend remote work principles in theory but also possess the practical skills necessary to excel in remote work roles.

    To excel on this test, candidates must demonstrate their theoretical understanding of remote work principles and showcase their practical expertise in many areas. This can help you identify individuals who can effectively navigate the intricacies of remote work and thrive in virtual or hybrid work environments.

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  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • Why is a remote work test so important when hiring?

    Assessing remote work skills can be a challenge using traditional methods like resume screening and interviews. Integrating a remote work skills test into your recruitment process is invaluable, saving both time and resources.

    Handling a high volume of applications for remote positions can be time-consuming. Merely mentioning "remote work experience" on a resume doesn't guarantee essential skills like self-motivation, time management, virtual communication, or adaptability.

    The remote work skills test offers a solution, ensuring a standardized assessment for all candidates, promoting fairness, and removing biases. This data-driven approach streamlines the selection process, leading to more efficient interviews and reduced hiring costs.

    Incorporating the test into your hiring process simplifies selecting candidates who meet or exceed remote work standards. This proves invaluable for diverse remote roles, including virtual project managers, telecommuting consultants, remote customer support specialists, and remote software developers, where remote work proficiency is essential.

Sample Remote Work question

You're in the middle of an important remote team meeting, and you encounter technical issues with your video conferencing software. Your video feed freezes, and you can't hear other participants.

What should you do?

  • Send a quick message in the meeting chat, acknowledging the technical problems and asking if someone can provide you with a summary of the discussion afterward.

  • Politely inform the team about the technical problems and suggest rescheduling the meeting for another time when technical issues are resolved.

  • Disconnect from the meeting immediately and try to troubleshoot the technical issues on your own.

  • Continue attending the meeting without video and audio, assuming you can catch up on what was discussed later.

How to assess remote work skills using our test

Our remote work skills test asks a variety of questions that vary in difficulty level. Candidates who demonstrate strong skills should be able to answer most of the questions correctly.

The test provides valuable data insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a candidate. The test is structured using multiple-choice questions: a familiar format for most test-takers, that allows for instant and objective scoring.

As well as the correct answer, there are typically 2-3 distractors, representing common misconceptions and mistakes. This helps make the test more challenging, so a candidate's ability can be measured more accurately.

Test scores are provided to the user and can be compared to other test-takers in your talent pool, to see how they perform relative to each other.

Each test has been thoroughly reviewed to ensure accuracy and validity in line with industry standards. It has been written, examined, and edited by I/O psychologists and psychometric professionals. It has also been reviewed by a diverse sample of job seekers to check for any issues including sensitivity, face validity, fairness, and accessibility.

This test is continually monitored so our team can optimize performance and regularly assess fairness issues.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
  • Assessments

    A full suite of assessments

    Our platform comes with 12 tests across both foundation and advanced levels so they’re suitable for everyone. Including aptitude, behavioural and personality tests, you’ll have a full range of tests to help you find the candidates you’re seeking.

  • Analytics

    An array of candidate metrics

    For each of your candidates, you’ll be given a comprehensive report. Included will be all the metrics you need to build a detailed picture of each candidate and ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions.

“The platform is so simple to use. I had used competitor providers for over six years and will never go back. Fast, efficient and friendly!”
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd

Remote Work FAQs

What are remote work skills?

Some employees are more capable when working remotely. These can be developed and often include virtual communication or collaboration, technical proficiency, self-motivation, and the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

What is the benefit of using a remote work test?

This test enables you to identify candidates who can be effective working from home starting on day one. It will help you eliminate those who may be qualified for the technical tasks but ineffective when operating in a remote environment, assuming that is critical for the job.

What are the questions like in this test?

Each question contains a description of a common remote work scenario and four response options. Candidates are asked to review the scenario and choose the most effective and least effective actions to take in response.

Is this test applicable for hybrid roles?

Yes, this test is relevant for roles that are partially remote. It will indicate which candidates can be effective on the days they aren't working from the office but ultimately the test is more critical for fully remote jobs.

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Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA

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