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?

World Wide Web Hosting

We’ve found that it is imperative to find candidates that have a social foundation outside of work. People that rely on work for this tend…


The fact that we’re fully distributed means we highly value strong communicators, both verbally and in written form, so that’s one of the first things…


We don’t look for any particular traits. We’re upfront with candidates to make sure they understand our culture so they can make their own decision.…

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?


We have one of the most rigorous assessment/interview processes, for both Crossover team members and the contractors we hire as part of these remote teams.…


Typically, candidates go through a series of phone interviews and video interviews via Skype or Google Hangouts.


Most often via Skype. Most of our team members then have a trial period to allow us both to make sure that it’s a good…

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


For working remote, people need a specific skill set. Communication is one of the most important skills, and it’s possible to get a feeling for…


During the recruiting process we embody and describe the characteristics we prize in our company. We are honest to the candidate about the nature of…

Working Solutions

We try to be as open and honest about the pros and cons of a remote workforce.  We have each candidate speak with several team…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

The Cheat Sheet

A heavy emphasis is placed on whether working remotely will be a good fit for a candidate. People tend to either love or hate working…

Inspired HR

We have been very fortunate as people normally come to us. Due to the fact that we work remotely, many individuals are intrigued by the…


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…

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

Ultimate Software

Yes, we utilize HackerRank for our technical assessments, and also a background check service once the candidate is hired.


For finalist candidates we do reference calls with people who have worked with them before, and potentially with some shared links in our social graphs.



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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?


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…


Our current process for local hires is done in our office, but the actual onboarding is processed online. We will have a virtual process in…

Help Scout

Valuable face-to-face time is a great way to kick-start a successful transition into a remote company so we try to fly folks to Boston (where…

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