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?

Collage.com

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

LoveToKnow

One trait I look for is great communications skills – We stay productive by staying in touch, offering status reports, working through challenges and these…

Sticker Mule

I haven’t found any particular traits that indicate a person won’t be a good remote worker. Occasionally, we talk to people that say they would…

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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…

Coalition Technologies

We communicate with the applicants through Skype. We like the personability of Skype calls to have a virtual meeting with the applicants.

Pagely

Lots of video calls. We typically have 4-5 long video calls with each hire. Starting at the team level, and then company wide, and finally…

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

AirTreks

Our interview process is long. People usually meet with us 3-4 times, so they get to meet and hear from many different colleagues during the…

Go Fish Digital

We explain it as both a benefit and a responsibility.  There are a lot of great things that go along with it, and many people…

Tortuga

The good candidates have already read about our culture on our website or blog. I’m often trying to convince them that this is really how…

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What is your hiring process for remote workers?

Timely

Probably the big difference is that you look harder for personal passions. The applicant’s raison d’être. If they are turning up to work remotely every…

American Express

Broadly speaking, our profile for customer care professionals is the same: we’re looking for people whose passion and personality will make them excellent at delivering…

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.

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

X-Team

We consider this one of our differentiators to our competitors, as we prefer to do this on our own rather than use a third-party service…

iTutorGroup

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

Hubstaff

We do not, but we have our own freelancer/business connection service called Hubstaff Staffing that takes care of fielding top freelancers from experience.

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How do you conduct onboarding for remote workers?

Packlane

We start by giving new hires access to all the tools they need to do their job. We use some tools like 1Password for password…

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…

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