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?

CloudPeeps

I look to see if a candidate’s freelanced or worked independently in the past. I also look for someone who’s been through a redundancy or…

Beutler Ink

It’s so crucial for anyone working as part of a distributed team to have great communication skills and that can be obvious from the first…

Skillcrush

The top traits we look for are self-starters who are motivated without much oversight; they have a passion for what we do and how we…

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

MomsRising

Largely on the phone with in person meetings for the final candidate

VIPKID

Through our own platform. Candidates schedule an interview and we send them a lesson plan and hours of videos to prepare. They go through a…

Taksa Technology Solutions

It all begins with our rigorous recruiting process also defined in our High Caliber Personnel Model, that identifies top talent with strong language skills who…

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

TeamGantt

People love this when looking for a job.  It really excites people that they can do a job that they love while working from home.…

Coalition Technologies

When speaking with a potential remote team member, we convey our company culture as a whole. It’s important to let team members know that we…

Ciao Bambino! Inc.

I clearly stipulate that our remote culture means that our employees must be self-starters and that our training tools are more limited. Our employees must…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Hanno

Most of our team has approached us directly to ask if we’ve been hiring. That’s one of the advantages of being a relatively well-known remote…

Sutherland Global Services

(Answering these with the customer consultant position in mind) After an applicant has applied for a remote position, we will send them an email with…

Stack Overflow

We look for the same thing in all of our hires, but it is especially important for remote workers to be self-motivating, proactive and strong…

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

Groove

Nope.

Sococo

We don’t. We rely on a rigorous interview process, personal recommendations, and gut feel to vet our potential hires. When we get bigger, this will…

Speak

We don’t use these, nope.

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

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’…

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…

iTutorGroup

Our recruiting platform is designed to allow anyone interested in working for us to self-promote and start the onboarding process on their own. There are…

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