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6 Smart Strategies for Interviewing Job Candidates Remotely

We asked six founders to share their strongest tactics for remote job interviews.

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This story appears in the March 2021 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

1. Be human.

Pete Ryan

“People are in all sorts of states right now, physically and mentally. It’s helpful to recognize that and connect with candidates at the most human level. Roommates and relatives do come into video view sometimes, and this always unnerves a candidate. But how a candidate handles those unexpected moments allows me to gain invaluable insight. I mean, if you can’t handle the family cat busting into a meeting, then we’re definitely not going to be a right match for one another.” — David Ard, chief people officer, Equinox

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