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    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.

  • Teleport
    We have a strong bias for people who have proven remote collaboration experience (if not full-time work then even as freelancers,...
  • The Cheat Sheet
    Someone who is accustomed to having a huge part of their social life come from work can raise a red flag. We lean towards...
  • SimpleTexting
    Same traits as in conventional candidates. If a candidate is flighty—moving from job to job frequently, they may be a...
  • Remote Year
    Interviews at Remote Year are done by hiring teams, usually consisting of the hiring manager, a team member on the team...
  • Big Universe, Inc.
    We first advertise on sites such as Craigslist and FlexJobs with very specific details of the job. We interview all candidates over Skype (or...
  • Eyeo GmbH
    Over Skype or BlueJeans. Whenever it’s possible, the last interview is an onsite meeting.
  • GitLab
    We allow candidates to apply no matter where they are located. For some functions there is a time zone restriction. Our handbooks are online...
  • GobySavvy
    When we start to talk about the digital lifestyle, the ability to work from anywhere in the world, and interacting with...
  • Envato
    We have some fantastic videos and make sure that everyone meets an appropriate number of people who can discuss the good,...
  • 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...
  • Summit CPA Group
    The interview process is entirely though video conferencing.
  • Mavens
    Candidates all follow the same process that includes building a mock application in Salesforce and meeting some team members in person.
  • Ultimate Software
    Yes, we utilize HackerRank for our technical assessments, and also a background check service once the candidate is hired.
  • Wordfence
    Yes, we do background checks on all our employees because we are in the information security space. We don’t use...
  • Equivity
    Yes, we conduct both reference checks and background checks.
  • Time Doctor
    After the interview, we give everyone a small project that takes two or three weeks to complete. We don’t necessarily...
  • Fog Creek Software
    We typically bring new remote employees to the office for their first week. We bring their team in as well so...
  • TOK.tv
    It depends on the area they work in, but in general, colleagues working in the same area support the new workers...