Running a Successful Company, Sans Office
Rachel Emma Silverman of The Wall Street Journal recently profiled a few companies who have all remote workforces.
One of which, Automattic, has 123 employees in 26 countries, all of whom work remotely. Their head of HR, Lori McLeese, says that its hiring and orientation processes are key, and the company requires top applicants to work on a trial project for a few weeks. All new Automattic hires work in customer service for three weeks to create a unifying employee experience.
In the article, Rachel notes that “Having a remote workforce lets companies tap into a wider talent pool not limited by geography. Firms can also save money on real estate, though sizeable travel budgets may partly offset that.”