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?


Autonomy and self-discipline are absolute requirements for remote workers. We look also for people who are proactive in their approach to their lives and their…


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…


One of the biggest is a candidate has to have worked remotely before, preferably for at least 2 years. Bonus points for working previously for…

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

Fog Creek Software

We use appear.in to conduct our remote interviews. We typically set up a room we use for the entire day so the candidate only has…


Via Google Hangout or Skype.


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…

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


First of all, we use our product – an online workplace – to screen and interview recruits. This instantly conveys the importance of remote-ness in…

Jungle Scout

We build quite a lot of content about our remote culture with videos, photography, and sharing our processes. It’s made clear on our jobs page…


We try to have a pretty high bar for expectations from our team during the interview process.

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?


We use the same process to hire remote workers and on-site workers. All candidates undergo a process including a phone screen with a recruiter, 1-4…

Origin Eight

The process for hiring remote workers if fairly formal. We follow a four-step screening process with multiple team members, filtering out and interviewing candidates at…


We look for experience working remote and/or very realistic expectations about what it means. If an applicant expects a completely flexible schedule or that they’ll…

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


No, we don’t use any particular tool.




Yes, we do background checks on all our employees because we are in the information security space. We don’t use third-party testing.

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

Inpsyde GmbH

They get all tools, instruction how we work, get to know our team and projects and they already are invited in our social slack channels…


We put a lot of love into our onboarding because it really sets the stage for what their experience will be like at Skillcrush. Aside…


We have built an intranet or what we call “our Digital Vault” with onboarding videos, guides, and a knowledge base. It’s also a place where…

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