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?

Incsub

We rely heavily on written communication. So candidates that may have a great background or experience, but that are not precise in their communication, seem…

VIPKID

All teachers must be from the U.S. or Canada, have a bachelor’s degree, and have one year of teaching experience. Aside from that, we like to…

Parse.ly

We consider our remote candidates no different from in-office candidates. Most of our business team is in office, and most product is remote, but that…

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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…

WooThemes

At WooThemes, the hiring process included two interviews, initial and panel. The initial interview involved a Skype voice chat with the standard interview questions. The…

BELAY

We use video conferencing for all of our interviews (Zoom), except for the final. [There’s an] initial screening interview to gauge culture fit and adequate…

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

TeamSnap

To start with, almost all of our interviews are done remotely, so that’s a pretty good tip-off about how we work. We talk about our…

Eyeo GmbH

We always aim at painting the picture as realistic as possible. Usually, every candidate has to speak to one remote working colleague during the process.

Melewi

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

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Intridea/ Mobomo

Often times, we seek out entrepreneurs.  Self-motivation is crucial for remote teams – we aren’t there to micro-manage you – so that’s a huge factor…

TNTP

Our interview process for most roles consists of a hiring exercise, one or several phone interviews, and in-person component. We always discuss team and organizational…

SoftwareMill

The process is quite complicated because we believe the cost of hiring the wrong person is very high. We start with a survey with questions…

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

Doist

We do 100% of the testing and evaluation process of hiring in-house. That said, we do use Workable to manage our application processes from start…

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…

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?

Skillcrush

We put a lot of love into our onboarding because it really sets the stage for what their experience will be like at Skillcrush. Aside…

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…

Hanno

We’ve gradually improved the way we onboard new employees–it used to be quite weak. We have a very thorough process documentation; an onboarding ‘track’ in…

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