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?

Attentiv

Like most places, we want self-starters that are good at budgeting their time and that don’t need babysitting. Working from home can be tough for…

Parse.ly

We consider our remote candidates no different from in-office candidates. Most of our business team is in office, and most product is remote, but that…

OnTheGo Systems

We want candidates who are positive, really motivated, self-managed, able to work with minimal supervision, and show passion about WordPress and what they do. We…

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

Bitovi

We use Google Hangouts to conduct a number of video interviews. If a candidate makes it through these, the final interview is conducted in person…

WooThemes

At WooThemes, the hiring process included two interviews, initial and panel. The initial interview involved a Skype voice chat with the standard interview questions. The…

Stack Overflow

We use Google Hangouts for all of our coding interviews. Even developers who would be working out of an office are interviewed over Google Hangouts…

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

Coalition Technologies

When speaking with a potential remote team member, we convey our company culture as a whole. It’s important to let team members know that we…

Big Universe, Inc.

Part of this is visible in the 1-to-1 or group video interviews. We often provide an overview of our tools, processes, work schedules, etc. to…

Beutler Ink

Good writing is crucial for the job posts: We have excellent writers on our team who we draw on to make sure that we’re being…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Intridea/ Mobomo

Often times, we seek out entrepreneurs.  Self-motivation is crucial for remote teams – we aren’t there to micro-manage you – so that’s a huge factor…

The Cheat Sheet

A heavy emphasis is placed on whether working remotely will be a good fit for a candidate. People tend to either love or hate working…

Scribendi

The application process for remote workers occurs entirely online, and it concludes with a video interview. This is a bit different from the hiring process…

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

CloudPeeps

Not right now – but there are a lot of new services popping up to do this on scale for on demand and talent marketplaces.…

Sticker Mule

Not currently.

Speak

We don’t use these, nope.

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

Seeq

Onboarding is done through a series of online collaboration tools. We have a new hire orientation on the first day, just as we would if…

Project Ricochet

We use the onboarding feature from Bamboo HR to ensure that all the right forms and documents are read. We identify opportunities to further cement…

Pagely

We have a master Trello board we copy for each hire that lays out in detail the access needed/given, the benefits enrollment process (zenefits.com), notes…

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