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?


We look for individuals who have made a conscious decision to work remotely. These days with the rise of flexible working, many people apply for…


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…


You’ll notice this is a common theme with us, but “trust” is a big one. The ability to trust that your teammate is going to…

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

Fire Engine RED

Our candidates usually have a first-round interview with the hiring manager, a second round with team members who’d be working closely with him/her, and a…


We are conducting the first one now by mix of email and video chat. If we happen to live close to some of the applicants,…

Referral Rock

All our interviews are on Zoom with video. From the first screening, through a project review, and to final interviews.

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


Our remote culture is highly visible in our job descriptions. A lot of people who send in their applications – for whatever position – are…


It’s clear in all our hiring collateral, job search descriptions and reiterated throughout the recruitment process.


This is an important one, as you need to make your culture as tangible as possible online for them to see before considering joining. Our…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Five Q

Our process is fairly rigorous — and “standard” — but, we do really want to ensure that new staff can thrive well in a remote…


We only hire remote workers and use a similar process for all positions. We advertise job offers on StackOverflow Careers, Github Jobs and a few…


We try to hire the best person for the job, whether they are local or virtual. A good culture fit is much more important than…

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

GitHub, Inc.

Not to my knowledge, although we’re continually looking for ways to improve our hiring process to remove bias, promote diversity, and generally make it a…


Depending on the position, we will utilize a background check service to conduct a background check on that specific person.  

OnTheGo Systems

We only use a service for personality and aptitude tests, which allows us to have one more indicator before we make a decision. We’re continually…

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

Project Ricochet

We use the onboarding feature from Bamboo HR to ensure that all the right forms and documents are read. We identify opportunities to further cement…

Inpsyde GmbH

They get all tools, instruction how we work, get to know our team and projects and they already are invited in our social slack channels…


Onboarding can be challenging for hiring on-site workers, let alone someone who is remote. Luckily, we have really honed in on this process by using…

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