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?

InVisionApp

When we hire, we look for people who see remote work as an upgrade—an improvement to their lives. They’re driven individuals who have the self-awareness…

SitePen

We lean toward people who are active participants in outside communities. This demonstrates leadership, organization and passion being pursued by the applicant, all characteristics that…

DVMelite

The remote worker is unique as they have to have initiative and discipline to work from home successfully.

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

Sutherland Global Services

We utilize recorded interviews through a third party vendor as more of a pre-screening tool.  We then conduct live, over the phone interviews between the…

SimpleTexting

Depending on the role. With non-technical candidates, it’s a conventional process we suppose—we just talk to them and then talk to them some more to…

MomsRising

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

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

Jackson River

We mention in our advertising that we are a virtual company and that it’s a remote-work job, but we dig deeply on this topic as…

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…

Attentiv

The nice thing is that remote work is becoming more and more common. Lots of potential hires are attracted to remote jobs, and people experienced…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Origin Eight

The process for hiring remote workers if fairly formal. We follow a four-step screening process with multiple team members, filtering out and interviewing candidates at…

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…

Edgar

We very rarely get to meet people in-person during the interview process, so we hold multiple video calls in order to expose applicants to a…

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

Chargify

Since Chargify is a PCI compliant company, security is extremely important and background checks are a necessity.

Speak

We don’t use these, nope.

Sticker Mule

Not currently.

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

TOK.tv

It depends on the area they work in, but in general, colleagues working in the same area support the new workers in onboarding, mainly with…

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…

DevriX

We hire people full-time, but they start with three trial phases – 2 weeks, another couple weeks and one month, where we assess and communicate…

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