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Remote Hiring: A Panel Discussion About How to Hire Successfully

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

In this panel discussion, we analyze and discuss the ins and outs of remote hiring. One of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic was that working remotely and with that, remote hiring, suddenly became a substantial part of mainstream business practices.


The question however is, how do you find the right people and eventually hire them without actually meeting them in person. With those questions in mind, on June 17, 2020, Silicon Garden hosted the We Are Online panel consisting of three international speakers with highly diverse backgrounds. They discussed how to successfully hire remotely, a process that does require a different way of thinking and approach than a traditional hiring process.


Our panel consisted of these three inspiring speakers:

  • Marcus Wermuth, Engineering Manager at Buffer, emphasized the concept of intentionality: it’s important to really consider and analyze every single step of the hiring process and think about the intentions that are behind it.

  • Michael Peter, HR Director at Bitmovin, focused on the set of expectations that HR managers and recruiters might have for candidates and argued that self-knowledge and a heightened sense of self-awareness will be a key factor in estimating your expectations for others.

  • Surabhi, IT Consultant at the international specialist recruitment agency Robert Walters, emphasized the importance of clear, transparent communication and shared various tips on how to improve communication with possible candidates.

In this panel discussion, we analyze and discuss the ins and outs of remote hiring. One of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic was that working remotely and with that, remote hiring, suddenly became a substantial part of mainstream business practices.


The question however is, how do you find the right people and eventually hire them without actually meeting them in person. With those questions in mind, on June 17, 2020, Silicon Garden hosted the We Are Online panel consisting of three international speakers with highly diverse backgrounds. They discussed how to successfully hire remotely, a process that does require a different way of thinking and approach than a traditional hiring process.


Our panel consisted of these three inspiring speakers:


  • Marcus Wermuth, Engineering Manager at Buffer, emphasized the concept of intentionality: it’s important to really consider and analyze every single step of the hiring process and think about the intentions that are behind it.

  • Michael Peter, HR Director at Bitmovin, focused on the set of expectations that HR managers and recruiters might have for candidates and argued that self-knowledge and a heightened sense of self-awareness will be a key factor in estimating your expectations for others.

  • Surabhi, IT Consultant at the international specialist recruitment agency Robert Walters, emphasized the importance of clear, transparent communication and shared various tips on how to improve communication with possible candidates.

Considering the current, unpredictable state of the pandemic, there’s no question that remote work is here to stay. Working remotely or hiring remotely isn’t necessarily more difficult and the current change in the way that companies have to work also creates plenty of opportunities to create a more streamlined business approach. Remote work and hiring remotely don’t have to impact your effectiveness, it’s just a matter of getting used to the right set of tools, methods and approaches.



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