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?

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…

Universal Mind, Inc.

We lean towards candidates that have a good sense of humor, ideally have worked remotely in the past, and have a passion about what they…

Modern Tribe

For sure – we look for outgoing, positive, articulate, curious people. When we meet them they need to be able to project their personality through…

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

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…

Buffer

We conduct all of our interviews virtually using a tool called Zoom. We go through at least three interviews with all candidates. Once we’ve gathered…

The Geller Law Group

We use a shared office space that has day offices and conference rooms we can rent. When we conduct interviews, we meet the interviewee at…

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

Sanborn

It’s interesting. I think every new person who comes on board morphs the culture a bit. So we just focus on letting them know it’s…

Edgar

We’re completely transparent about our company values and culture in everything we do, including our actual job listings. We don’t want anyone to have to…

Formstack

Our interviews are broken up into several steps. We first start out with a peer interview, which includes team members from the department of interest.…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

ThirdPath Institute

We only work remotely, so the process is the same for everyone.  During the hiring process we include at least one face to face meeting.…

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…

DataStax

The process is the same and the bar is set just as high.

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

Fog Creek Software

No.

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.

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

AnswerFirst

Our current process for local hires is done in our office, but the actual onboarding is processed online. We will have a virtual process in…

Mavens

For every new employee at Mavens, they are given a two-week hands-on training and orientation session where they are taught about the healthcare industry, Mavens’…

Envato

Everyone has Trello boards with information, tasks and suggestions to work through. Team members spend a bunch of time on line with their manager, have…

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