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?

Codebusters, Inc.

People who have worked independently before is a positive. Confidence in their skills is a big positive as well. Shyness and lack of confidence are…

TeamGantt

They should be a good self-starter that doesn’t have to be micromanaged.  It’s extremely hard to micromanage remotely and not something that we want to…

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?

Ushahidi

Lots of calls. For engineers we do engineering tests. We look for people with a lot of initiative.

iTutorGroup

Our internal platform is a global hosted solution that not only handles scheduling, communication, and interviews, but also allows our remote workers to act as…

The Geller Law Group

We use a shared office space that has day offices and conference rooms we can rent. When we conduct interviews, we meet the interviewee at…

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

Parse.ly

The remote culture is communicated in the same way for our remote and on-site job seekers, because it’s such an integral part of our company…

American Express

We ask specific questions about virtual fit when we speak with prospects. Some people like the idea of working remotely, but are more successful in…

Jungle Scout

We build quite a lot of content about our remote culture with videos, photography, and sharing our processes. It’s made clear on our jobs page…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Flex Professionals

Our hiring process is thorough, long and uses a variety of approaches. We start with a phone screen. If we are still interested in the…

Dell

Our recruiters speak to our remote work setup and process and what to expect. We also encourage our interviewing teams to have someone included in…

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.…

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

Appen

For certain key positions we utilize robust credential and background checks.

Plex

No.

Trade Conductor

I use my network to find the right people.

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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…

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’…

Time Doctor

After the interview, we give everyone a small project that takes two or three weeks to complete. We don’t necessarily care if they succeed, but…

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