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?

Toggl

One of the most common traits is previous experience with remote working. This helps the new team members fit in easier and also helps us…

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…

1Password

A prospective hire should be confident of their skill set and have a positive disposition.

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

OnTheGo Systems

After reviewing applications and starting some interactions with candidates that stand out, we set the first interview with me, which is intended to get to…

Qkids

Via our teaching platform On WeChat (video interview) Sometime Skype video calls

TOK.tv

Mostly via Skype, but when possible also meeting in person. There is a sort of internal peer review: when hiring a new employee, the head…

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

X-Team

This is an important one, as you need to make your culture as tangible as possible online for them to see before considering joining. Our…

Codebusters, Inc.

We work best as a team! We want to cultivate a fun, interactive work environment that still allows people the space they desire. We encourage…

Referral Rock

First is how we write our job postings. We try to write them a bit more conversational to convey our culture. I like to tell…

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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.…

American Express

Broadly speaking, our profile for customer care professionals is the same: we’re looking for people whose passion and personality will make them excellent at delivering…

Blossom

The approach would be roughly the same, with video calls replacing the in-person meetings.

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

Ciao Bambino! Inc.

No. We only check references.

Workfrom

No.

Attentiv

We do have access to background checks and other third party methods of valuation, but we’ve actually stuck with a multi-part interview process that tends…

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

TaxJar

We’ve done both in-person and remote onboarding. Which one we use with each new employee is based on location and availability.

Stack Overflow

We take onboarding very seriously. Every new hire in the company goes through a series of orientation calls with each member of the executive team,…

Boldly

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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