Hiring Remotely

140 companies answer 6 questions

In our Hiring Remotely section you'll learn how best in class remote companies use their remote status to recruit the top candidates in the world. Discover how you can increase your applicant pool and find and interview the best candidates remotely.

What traits do you look for in candidates for a remote job?

Knack

Written communication is an absolute must. This isn’t just about grammar, it’s about succinctly communicating your ideas and the ability to express your personality through…

TOK.tv

Having held previous positions with the same approach definitely helps. The biggest struggle when working remotely is learning time management, so being prepared for it…

Groove

Candidates must have experience working remotely or running their own business. They have to have already built the accountability and productivity skills required for remote…

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

StudySoup

We run 4 rounds of interviews for all of our candidates. Everything is coordinated through google Calendar and Google Hangouts. Some of the interviews are…

AirTreks

We use Zoom.us to have video meetings with potential new hires.

iDoneThis

We use Skype and collaborative text editors like Hackpad or PiratePad to work with interviewees. Process-wise, we have a few screening questions and often also…

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How do you convey your remote culture in the recruiting process?

Toptal

Stories. Toptalers spend so much time traveling together and doing amazing things both work-related and otherwise. It’s great to be able to talk about those…

Pagely

We have written about our culture and point applicants to those articles. Often times the candidate brings it up in an interview, such as, “I…

DataStax

The interview process mimics our day to day life and is all done remotely via phone, Google Hangout or Skype. As we speak to candidates,…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Timely

Probably the big difference is that you look harder for personal passions. The applicant’s raison d’être. If they are turning up to work remotely every…

Batchbook

We try to hire the best person for the job, whether they are local or virtual. A good culture fit is much more important than…

TNTP

Our interview process for most roles consists of a hiring exercise, one or several phone interviews, and in-person component. We always discuss team and organizational…

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Do you use third party testing or evaluation services when hiring remote workers?

TeamSnap

Nope.

Plex

No.

Canonical

Depending on the position, we will utilize a background check service to conduct a background check on that specific person.  

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

Time Doctor

After the interview, we give everyone a small project that takes two or three weeks to complete. We don’t necessarily care if they succeed, but…

Eyeo GmbH

We invite every new remotee to come to Cologne for the first week and up to a month for the onboarding. During that time we’ll…

iTutorGroup

Our recruiting platform is designed to allow anyone interested in working for us to self-promote and start the onboarding process on their own. There are…

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