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How to establish a completely remote hiring process

How to establish a completely remote hiring process

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect business both here in Ireland and globally, it is rare to find an industry that hasn’t been affected by the fallout. While some clients are understandably putting new hires on hold there are still some businesses that are continuing to grow even in these difficult circumstances.

We are keen to share our knowledge of remote hiring options with you at this time. There are some truly great options to ensure the adaptation of your hiring strategy, while ensuring you still attract the best candidates possible and minimise disruption for your business.


In the absence of an in-person interview, Zoom is an excellent resource. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that can be used on desktop or mobile app. It allows users to meet online, with or without video. Users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens. Both client and candidate must have downloaded the app and registered an account.

MS Teams

MS teams are a great way to conduct interviews involving multiple members of a team. The service is easy to use and allows interviewees to record interviews, so they can review and show to other decision-makers within the business.

MS Teams is very useful for remote teams in general and keeps teams communicating and working together even though they’re all out of the office.

Where candidates would normally be required to take part in an online assessment, we recommend these tools: 


HackerEarth can help create digital assessments for a wide range of roles. Candidates can attempt these tests any time, completely remotely. The tool lets hiring managers customise test parameters, such as difficulty levels, duration, marking schemes, cut-off scores, criteria, and much more.


Berke allows you to mix and match tests for various job roles to assess candidates on skills such as personality traits and problem-solving abilities.


If you’re worried about how a candidate would fit into the culture of your business from a personality trait perspective and you and prefer decisions based on stats and analytics, this is a great tool. Saberr uses Artificial Intelligence to predict how well a candidate will fit into an organization, a role, and a team.

If you’d like more advice on how to take your hiring process online, call us on 051 878813 or email eddie@hartleypeople.com

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