When Ryan Mattock, co-founder of startup CommissionCrowd, needed to recruit a web developer three years ago, he received an inquiry from a potential employee, Matt Skillings.

Their conversation, over email, led to Skillings being hired by Mattock. He is now the company‚Äôs chief development officer and leads a team of four. But Mattock and his colleagues have never spoken over the phone with Skillings, or met him in person. Read more here.