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?

CloudPeeps

I look to see if a candidate’s freelanced or worked independently in the past. I also look for someone who’s been through a redundancy or…

Referral Rock

Strong communication and accountability are paramount. Everyone wants that, but without those traits you can’t run a remote organization.

GitHub, Inc.

My personal opinion is that the things you should look for when hiring for a remote position are essentially the same things you should be…

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How do you conduct interviews for remote jobs?

10up Inc.

Same way we would conduct them for co-located jobs, with the only differences being (1) video chat instead of an office visit, (2) careful vetting…

Sanborn

We do it in a few stages. Directors and partners vet incoming resumes. Then the respective director does a video interview, and focuses on the…

RunRepeat

The process goes like this: a) we make an engaging job post that requires the applicant to answer specific questions, along with sending over a…

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

Sococo

First of all, we use our product – an online workplace – to screen and interview recruits. This instantly conveys the importance of remote-ness in…

Attentiv

The nice thing is that remote work is becoming more and more common. Lots of potential hires are attracted to remote jobs, and people experienced…

WooThemes

It’s discussed thoroughly in the interviews and evaluated in an essay question: “In a remote/distributed work environment, what does Fun, Action, Communication, Transparency and Trust…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Batchbook

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…

Appirio

We use the same process to hire remote workers and on-site workers. All candidates undergo a process including a phone screen with a recruiter, 1-4…

Flex Professionals

Our hiring process is thorough, long and uses a variety of approaches. We start with a phone screen. If we are still interested in the…

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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.

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…

iTutorGroup

We screen every teacher with local agencies to ensure that only the most upstanding citizens are selected to join our team.

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

Crossover

It varies by position, but all new team members go through an onboarding process 1-on-1 with their manager, who helps lead them through everything. They…

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…

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…

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