I am the founder of https://www.blockonomics.co and here is a quick look at my team:
Lead Developer - Lapland, Finland
Senior Developer - Johannesburg, South Africa
Head of Marketing - Toronto, Canada
Growth /Content Marketer - Delhi, India
Marketing Intern - Pittsburgh, USA
CEO/Founder - Hyderabad, India
Most of them have been around for 2+ years with me. When I started to recruit remote work, I had two simple rules:
Here is how I hired our Lead developer via a post on reddit /r/Jobs4bitcoin
This guy we hired has been with us for last 2.5 years and is now our Chief Technology Officer and has taken almost all technology related responsibilities! I have never yet met him in person.
The method is simple. I give a small technical assignment to test the developer skills. As you would expect, you would face flak from people:
That assignment is ridiculous. Why should anyone spend an hour or so of their time doing that for a position that is contract based and comes with no employee-benefits? Credentials, a portfolio, and code samples should be more than sufficient to "prove" to you that someone knows what they are doing.
In fact this is the exact kind of candidates you would want to avoid! Here are the few reason why this works:
Similar hiring method can be used for marketing/sales related position. For a content marketing position I asked candidates to submit a banner for a bakery that accepts bitcoin. Here is what I got from the candidate we eventually hired !
Feel free to share you remote hiring experiences. I am curious to know what work/didn't work for fellow Indie Hackers