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…

Collage.com

We look for nice, self-motivated employees who are good communicators and who are excited about the freedom a remote workplace provides.

Remote Year

Remote Year is a fast-growing, operations-driven company with a fully distributed workforce. If you want to be successful here, you need to come to the…

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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…

Bitovi

We use Google Hangouts to conduct a number of video interviews. If a candidate makes it through these, the final interview is conducted in person…

Speak

We usually have questions that we ask over email first in order to filter the list down to a smaller group. Whomever is in charge…

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

Ushahidi

We dedicate one interview with team members to look just for culture fit.

StudySoup

We try to have a pretty high bar for expectations from our team during the interview process.

Qkids

We respect each applicant and provide whatever information they need to make them feel comfortable. It’s all transparent.

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

XWP

We only hire remote workers, so we can’t speak to how this would be different from on-site hiring. A high-level overview looks like this: Application…

Knobs.co

I request applicants to submit a video application and/or fill out a quiz, which puts them in common work scenarios to see how they react.

Summit CPA Group

The interview process is entirely though video conferencing.

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

AnswerFirst

We use a third-party software that offers skill assessment evaluations to identify the required skills and attributes for this position. We do background screening internally.

Plex

No.

Universal Mind, Inc.

We don’t. We use intuition, which may sound a bit “fly by the seat of our pants” like, but we’ve been very lucky so far…

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

Ultimate Software

Via Skype. We have a member of the onboarding team who is dedicated solely to remote employees.

1Password

We’ve been making leaps and bounds here recently and I’d like to share the background to show how things can improve over the years. For…

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…

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