Inside Automattic’s Remote Hiring Process

Dave Martin, Creative Director at Automattic:

Let’s face it, hiring is tough. When you ask startup founders what their biggest challenge is, hiring is one of the most common answers you’ll hear.

It’s hard enough when you have an office and can interview an applicant in-person. Automattic is 100% distributed. We hire people from all around the world. We can’t meet people in-person to interview them.

You may be wondering… how do you consistently hire great people at a distributed company?

Spoiler: the contrast with HR trends that are taking hold in the corporate world is stark, and the process is even more remarkable when you consider that Automattic has over 300 employees nowadays.

It’s also worth highlighting that Matt is doing something right.