I have recently started hiring for a couple of full-time remote roles.
Obviously, ~90% of candidates do not have any prior remote work experience. Moreover, given these roles are entry-level, ~40% of applicants do not even have in-office internships in their work experience.
Should I straightaway reject candidates who do not have any prior work experience as remote + first job would be too big a challenge?
Or should I choose the best person for the role from a skill perspective and not consider prior remote/ work experience? Tailoring their onboarding process is another problem in this case.
What do you say?