Entrepreneurship

Friday Q&A: Do we hire people without remote work experience?

Do we hire people without remote work experience?

Every Friday, we’re answering your questions about business, startups, customer success and more.

Happy Friday!

This week’s question comes via comment from Josh:

I love this question, because it hones in on an undeniable truth: not every good worker is a good remote worker (yet).

Successfully working from home is a skill, just like programming, designing or writing. It takes time and commitment to develop that skill, and the traditional office culture doesn’t give us any reason to do that.

We had some early hires⁠—very talented people⁠—not work out, only because they had never worked remotely before and we were unsuccessful at helping them develop that skill.

So, to answer Josh’s question, yes, we don’t just look for good startup employees, but we look for good startup employees with experience working remotely.

Here’s more about how we make remote working work.

Alex Turnbull
Alex Turnbull Alex is the CEO & Founder of Groove. He loves to build startups and help others do so by writing about his experiences with being an entrepreneur.