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?

Flex Professionals

Candidates for remote positions in our company must have excellent communications skills and a comfort level with learning new and using technology. We look for…

Inpsyde GmbH

Lean toward a remote position, a person who can manage themselves, be focused at work and able to work on their own, make their own…

Mokriya

Although not deal breakers, we do look for certain questions we look to answer affirmatively. Is there alignment with our values? Has she/he worked remotely…

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

iTutorGroup

Our internal platform is a global hosted solution that not only handles scheduling, communication, and interviews, but also allows our remote workers to act as…

FMTC

Interviews are conducted over UberConference. We ask a lot of detailed questions during the application process that allows us to narrow down the applicants pretty quickly…

SimpleTexting

Depending on the role. With non-technical candidates, it’s a conventional process we suppose—we just talk to them and then talk to them some more to…

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

Melewi

Our remote culture is highly visible in our job descriptions. A lot of people who send in their applications – for whatever position – are…

Authentic Form & Function

As much as possible, any job listings are purposeful and clear with the type of company we are, and the type of role we’re hiring…

Teleport

I’ve hired 7 people to the company without meeting them in person. I guess that alone conveys something to them, but also we do practical…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Inspired HR

We have been very fortunate as people normally come to us. Due to the fact that we work remotely, many individuals are intrigued by the…

Answer Connect

We hire remote workers in much the same way as we would an on-site employee. The only additional steps that we take for remote employees…

Packlane

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?

Ultimate Software

Yes, we utilize HackerRank for our technical assessments, and also a background check service once the candidate is hired.

GitLab

No, except for calling the references in their Resume.

Origin Eight

Really we just use Google, LinkedIn, references, and a user’s Drupal.org profile. It’s a small community, relatively-speaking, in the technology that we specialize in, so…

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

Referral Rock

We have an internal training course that is led by a key staff member. They learn all about our business, customers, and product. The training…

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…

Wordfence

We have an onboarding information packet which includes all the necessary information, policies, guidelines and forms. “Paperwork Day” has become an inside joke with us…

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