Jeff Robbins

636 Added | 2 Magazines | 59 Likes | 1 Following | 48 Followers | @jjeff | Creative Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Author, Remote Work Expert, Musician

FlexJobs Reports on the Environmental Savings from Remote Work

<i>Collective environmental impact from remote workers in the U.S. saves $1.5 billion a year</i><p>BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) April 16, 2018<p>In recognition of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, FlexJobs is highlighting the positive impact and savings remote work has on the environment. Americans have lowered their …

Remote Working

A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home

The jury was out on the productivity effect of working from home. It has returned with a surprising verdict.<p>There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it's a productivity boost or major productivity drain. Paranoid managers envision employees lying on their couches at …

The Workplace

Don't Even Try Managing a Remote Team Without These Tools

From onboarding to ongoing training and password management, these apps keep workers connected so you can focus on the bigger picture.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If any of your employees work remotely, you already know the challenges that come with off-site team …

Project Management

Survey of the 100 Top Companies for Remote Jobs in 2018 Shows Better Jobs Are Farther From the Office

Businesses that fully integrate telecommuters in their operations find creative ways to get the most value from this unstoppable workplace trend.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the fifth straight year, my team at FlexJobs has analyzed the job-posting histories of …

The Workplace

How to Start a Successful Remote Work Career

Remote work is the dream of many developers. Work with flexible hours, the place you feel most comfortable and productive, without traffic stress and …

Remote Working

Create an All-Star Tech Team: Welcome Remote Workers

Want to recruit the best talent to your team, or the best talent that is willing to relocate? Expert John O'Duinn says you can upgrade your team by …

Remote Working

Why I’m Ditching Digital Nomadism (For Now)

Over the last two years, this entrepreneur built two successful business ventures while traveling the world. Here’s why she’s settling down for a while.<p>Tel Aviv, Madrid, Seoul, Tokyo, Bucharest, and São Paulo are a few of the many cities I’ve bounced among over the past couple years. It’s been an …

São Paulo

People who work from home make $4,000 more in salary every year

Around 3.9 million Americans are working from home — and many are getting paid more money for it than they would make in regular office jobs.<p>That’s …

The Workplace

Here’s how much time and money you save by working remotely

Here’s one more reason to convince your boss to let you work from home — it pays.<p>Looking at data from job boards and the U.S. Bureau of Labor, …

Los Angeles

Working From Home: Awesome or Awful?

Telecommuting can increase employee satisfaction and decrease turnover. It can also be lonely.<p>For over a year, I worked almost exclusively from my tiny apartment in Harlem. Aside from trips into an office every six weeks or so, my work schedule and surroundings were mostly left up to me. On some …

The Workplace

9 hidden risks of telecommuting policies

Telecommuting has become well accepted in many industries with large numbers of people regularly working remotely and rarely traveling to the office. …

Remote Working

Remote Work Tip: Q&A Todo Lists

Here’s a quick tip if you’re looking for a way to reduce unnecessary real-time chat at work:<p>Set up a shared todo list called Q&A.<br>• When you want to ask …

Remote Working

Is working remotely easier than going to an office?

Price: $TBA• A huge nor’easter is sweeping northeast USA which means a snow day. Looking for something interesting do to? Tune in to the latest episode …

Remote Working

3 Killer Ways to Build a Successful Remote Company

Great remote companies put culture first.<p><i>By Chris Christoff, co-founder of MonsterInsights.</i><p>The benefits of a remote company are obvious: low overhead, improved employee satisfaction and retention, no geographical restrictions to hiring the best talent and much more.<p>But building a remote company has …

Project Management

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

Employment

State of Remote Work: A #BufferChat Recap

This week on #bufferchat our community chatted about the State of Remote Work, discussing what it’s like to be a remote worker in 2018. Read on to …

A new company is taking remote work’s flexibility to the extreme

The term “digital nomad” evokes images of expats tapping away at laptops in Bali or Barcelona. For all of the freedom the name implies, the lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Constant travel isn’t universally feasible or desirable, and wandering too long can lead some nomads to loneliness, narcissism, …

Remote Working

6 Ways to Ensure a Productive Remote Team

A remote team can deliver many benefits for the employee and the employer.<p><i>By Isaac Kohen, founder and CEO of Teramind.</i><p>If you’re still weighing the benefits of a remote team, let’s get a few statistics out of the way. For employers, the cost savings and other benefits are clear. You save $10,000 on …

Project Management

This Is What Really Happens to Your Company Culture When Everyone Works Remotely

If you do it the right way, going completely remote can bring your team closer together.<p>Will you lose your sense of culture if you abandon your office space? It doesn't have to be the case. In fact, if you have the right setup, it's entirely possible that your remote workplace will create a better …

The Workplace

11 ways to eliminate distractions while working from home

Creating a home office, posting your schedule, and even just getting dressed can make for a more productive working atmosphere.<p>Working from home is …

Recipe For Success: Managing A Remote Workforce

<b>Fact:</b> An increasing percentage of your workforce will be remote in the future. Either <i>remote</i> because they are contingent workers (contractors, consultants, freelancers) or <i>remote</i> because they are employees located in multiple and disparate physical locations.<p><b>Fact:</b> <i>Managing</i> this remote workforce is …

Project Management

One-Third of Employees Will Be Working From Home in 10 Years. Is Your Remote Worker Policy Ready?

In 10 years, one-third of us will be working from home. You need a policy today.<p>A new report from Upwork, a freelancing website, found that while nearly two-thirds of companies have remote workers, fewer than half have a telecommuting policy.<p>This actually makes sense, because often telecommuting …

The Workplace

Remote work is “the new normal”

We know the number of freelancers is on the rise, but <b>more than half (55%) of hiring managers agree that remote work among full-time permanent employees is becoming more common</b>, <b>too.</b><p>Many of the 1,000 hiring managers surveyed said that they expect up to 38% of their full-time staff will be working …

Remote Working

How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote

Remote communication isn’t always easy. Do you recognize yourself in any of these examples?<p><i>At 10 p.m., a corporate lawyer gets a text from a colleague and wonders (not for the first time) if there’s a protocol about work-related texts after a certain hour.</i><p><i>After a long and liquid client dinner, an</i> …

Management

Eight Things To Consider When Working With Your First Remote Employee

Remote workers are at an all-time high, with a report from Gallup showing that 37% of employees have engaged in some form of remote work within the last year. This is an increase from 30% the previous year, and the number is only expected to grow in the coming years, making remote work …

The Workplace

How Can You Better Engage Your Remote Workers? 6 Ways.

Empower your team with the support they need to feel included and collaborate across the miles.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Remote work has become popular for a reason: Businesses can widen their talent searches when they don’t limit their workforce to a small …

The Workplace

Where Are You Gonna Work Today? The Death of the 8-Hour Desk.

Have you considered having your office receptionist do double duty as your company barista?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over half a century ago, companies began converting private offices into open workspaces. The move seemed like a good way to save money, because it …

The Workplace

Rethink forced by the loneliness of long-distance work

Working from home was meant to be the answer for employees fed up with office distractions, long commutes, and general lack of flexibility. For …

Remote Working

I’ve Worked Remotely For 5 Years, And It’s Stressing Me Out

One tech worker reflects on all the stress factors–some more obvious than others–that made remote work difficult in the long run.<p>In software engineering, remote working makes a lot of sense since, most of the time, you only need a computer and an internet connection to perform your duties. There …

Remote Working

How to Be Better at Working From Home, According to the Experts

Increasingly, working from home feels like it could one day be the new status quo. It’s easier than ever to be remote, whether you freelance, live away from your company’s HQ, or find yourself trapped by a bomb cyclone on a winter day. But anyone who has ever felt the glee of waking up slightly …

Productivity