Billion-dollar startup Automattic hires employees without ever meeting them or talking to them on the phone | collaboration |
Automattic has one of the most unusual employee cultures of any startup we've ever heard of. And it begins with the hiring process.

"The unusual process starts from the get-go: the CEO does the grunt work. Mullenweg screens all applicants, spending one-quarter to one-third of his time on hiring. That way, when a hiring manager gets a resume, it comes from Mullenweg, and the person is already pre-approved by the CEO."