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Startups Hiring Remotely in 2021 and Their Domain Names

Overview

Many people wonder whether remote working is here to stay as the world is opening back up and slowly recovering from the pandemic. This is particularly relevant for VCs seeking to invest in companies that may influence post-pandemic work practices.

Remote hiring is the next logical step after remote working. In the global economy that we are in now, it means that employers can hire workers worldwide to operate outside of a central office in a decentralized structure.

The process through which firms or their recruiting partners source, pre-screen, interview, and onboard new employees remotely is known as remote hiring or virtual recruiting. Tools and technology (Skype, Zoom, Teams) that facilitate such a process were available long before the pandemic but gained worldwide popularity because of the sudden shift to remote work.

Global Workplace Analysis shows that even once the COVID-19 situation is resolved, nearly 80% of employees want to continue working from home. It is expected that by the end of 2021, 25-30% of jobs will be remote. This only shows that remote hiring is here to stay, and looking at and adopting the latest trends in the sector will be a critical factor to business planning.


The transition that many organizations have made to incorporating remote working opportunities has opened up the market to new talent dynamics,” “Organizations are no longer as constrained by geography when looking for top talent to bring into their organizations, and individuals are no longer restricted to finding work in their immediate locations, too.

Kristen Fowler, Practice Lead at Clarke Caniff Strategic Search for TheHRdierector

Some of the notable trends in virtual recruiting you should keep an eye on are:

  • Improved technology
  • Hub and spoke
  • Employee assessment
  • Virtual onboarding
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I)
  • Internal hiring

Findstack has recently published the following key remote work statistics for 2021:

  • 16% of companies in the world are 100% remote.
  • 44% of companies don’t allow remote work.
  • Better work-life balance is the main reason why people choose to work remotely.
  • 77% of remote workers say they’re more productive when working from home.
  • The average annual income of remote workers is $4,000 higher than that of other workers.
  • 85% of managers believe that having teams with remote workers will become the new norm.
  • 74% of workers say that working remotely would make them less likely to leave a company.
  • The three most significant challenges associated with remote work are unplugging after work (22%), loneliness (19%), and communication/collaboration (17%).
  • 58.6% of the total U.S. workforce are remote workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Glassdoor data, job searches for remote work are up 460% in the two years through June 2021.


It hasn’t just been a spike and then a decline afterward, I think employees are going to increasingly demand remote opportunities or flexible work arrangements because they know it’s something they want and can do

Daniel Zhao, a senior economist at Glassdoor for CNBC

Startups that assist firms in finding a workforce virtually are in high demand as remote work becomes more popular and have earned more than $1.6 billion in funding between April and November 2020, according to industry tracker Traxcn.

With all that attention, demand and ultimately – the inevitability of people working from home, we have gathered a list of over 900 companies that hire remote workers. 

Namepicks

Citrix

Citrix is an American multinational cloud computing and virtualization technology company. The company frequently hires remotely professionals for jobs in software development, account management, consulting, sales, and computer & IT fields. Citrix operates on Citrix.com, an exact brand match .com domain. 

Amazon

Amazon is the largest Internet company by revenue in the world. It is the second-largest private employer in the United States and one of the world’s most valuable companies. The company offers virtual positions to qualified individuals who live in some areas and also maintains a work-from-home program. In September, Amazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands from its platform. As a global brand Amazon has chosen a matching global domain: Amazon.com.

Shopify

Shopify Inc. is a Canadian multinational e-commerce company and platform for online stores. Shopify is the second largest e-commerce platform in the U.S., with over 1.1 million stores. As of October 2021, Shopify has a market cap of $182.85 Billion. This makes Shopify the world’s 67th most valuable company by market cap, according to Companiesmarketcap data.

Shopify announced in May 2020 that it had become a digital-by-default corporation. That means that their offices will be closed until 2021, and most workers will work remotely permanently after that.

The company is operating on the exact brand match domain name Shopify.com.

Spotify

Spotify is one of the leading commercial music streaming platforms with a market cap of $47.61 Billion. The company has recently adopted a “Work from Anywhere” model, allowing employees to choose whether they want to work full time in the office, at home, or a combination of the two.


As part of our ongoing Dynamic Workplace effort, we’re reevaluating our office spaces across the globe for increased sustainability, flexibility, and well-being to ensure that all of our employees, regardless of ability or situation, can work comfortably and efficiently.

Spotify Newsroom

Spotify operates on Spotify.com, an exact brand match .com domain. This is often the case with global brands or brands that aspire to become global.

VocoVision 

VocoVision offers speech, language, and occupational therapy services, as well as behavioral, academic, and cognitive tests. The company offers remote work options as well as part-time and freelance job positions. VocoVision has chosen an exact brand match domain name VocoVision.com.

Highlights

Seven hundred and thirty-one out of nine hundred and eighty-three securing an exact brand match domain name.

Eight hundred and three companies have chosen to operate on .com extension domains. The majority of successful global brands operate on similar names that communicate trust and authority.

Fifty-seven companies use .io extension. .io is the extension for British Indian Ocean Territory. The Internet country code top-level domain .io gained popularity with startups in recent years, even though, according to many, it faces an uncertain future.

.org is a preferred choice by twenty-five entries. The domain name org is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) which stands for “organization”; it is frequently used for charities and non-profit organizations. 

Fifteen companies decided to use a dash in their domain name.

DOMAIN EXTENSIONStartups hiring remotely in 2021 USING IT
.com803
.io57
.co26
.org25
.net12
.eu7
.ai5
.co.uk.4
others44

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