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?

DevriX

Many interviewees attend an interview without learning anything about our company or team members upfront. We have realized that there may be a huge gap…

World Wide Web Hosting

We’ve found that it is imperative to find candidates that have a social foundation outside of work. People that rely on work for this tend…

GitLab

They have to be able to work independently. They have to be disciplined enough to be effective and to work without having a manager watching…

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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…

TaxJar

We use hangouts (or any kind of video screenshare tool). It’s critical to be able to see a person instead of just talking to them…

Referral Rock

All our interviews are on Zoom with video. From the first screening, through a project review, and to final interviews.

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

Toptal

Stories. Toptalers spend so much time traveling together and doing amazing things both work-related and otherwise. It’s great to be able to talk about those…

SimpleTexting

The best way to do that is to allow the candidate to speak with existing remote employees and to ask them questions. Plus, with the…

Mavens

From the first call we explain to candidates that the organization is remote and the important role our values play in our culture.

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

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 factor…

Jungle Scout

We only hire remote workers, so the process can be a little longer sometimes. We are OK with this as it means we ensure that…

Batchbook

We try to hire the best person for the job, whether they are local or virtual. A good culture fit is much more important than…

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

Speak

We don’t use these, nope.

Equivity

Yes, we conduct both reference checks and background checks.

Collage.com

No.

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

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…

Seeq

Onboarding is done through a series of online collaboration tools. We have a new hire orientation on the first day, just as we would if…

AirTreks

We use a Company Orientation Checklist, which we manage with process.st. Additionally, every new colleague has a job coach and an orientation leader. During their…

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