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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.

  • Dell
    Autonomy and self-discipline are absolute requirements for remote workers. We look also for people who are proactive in their approach to...
  • Edgar
    Written communication is a big deal in a remote company – after all, this is how we communicate with each other for...
  • Knack
    Written communication is an absolute must. This isn’t just about grammar, it’s about succinctly communicating your ideas and the...
  • Qkids
    Via our teaching platform On WeChat (video interview) ...
  • Envato
    Google Hangouts for the win! We use screen sharing apps as well for code tests and working...
  • Fog Creek Software
    We use appear.in to conduct our remote interviews. We typically set up a room we use for the entire day...
  • Toptal
    Stories. Toptalers spend so much time traveling together and doing amazing things both work-related and otherwise. It’s great to be...
  • Collage.com
    We encouraged interviewees to ask multiple members of our team how they enjoyed the remote workplace, or how to overcome potential challenges in a...
  • SitePen
    We are very candid about the potential for isolation in a remote work environment and we stress the importance of taking...
  • Scrapinghub
    We only hire remote workers and use a similar process for all positions. We advertise job offers on StackOverflow Careers, Github Jobs and a...
  • Simple [A]
    The process to become a full-time [A]gent has multiple stages and takes a long time. Our process weeds out people...
  • Ushahidi
    Previous remote workers are good. We look for people with a lot of initiative, who contribute to other open source projects....
  • Hanno
    We’ve gradually improved the way we onboard new employees–it used to be quite weak. We have a very thorough...
  • Crossover
    It varies by position, but all new team members go through an onboarding process 1-on-1 with their manager, who helps lead...
  • TaxJar
    We’ve done both in-person and remote onboarding. Which one we use with each new employee is based on location and...