Jeff Robbins

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Remote work changes how employees live their lives, view work-life balance

One quarter of respondents to a recent LogMeIn survey reported major life decisions depending on the option to work remotely.<p>Remote work is growing …

Remote Working

No Need for an Office: Remote Work Increasing Popularity

—Shifts in the world economy and modern technologies have brought many changes to our lives, including where and how we work. In the past few years, …

Remote Working

​4 reasons why you should hire remote workers

Finding, attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent for your projects is difficult. Hiring remote workers increases loyalty and the bottom …

Remote Working

17 Surprising Remote Jobs With A Great Salary

It sounds like a dream comes true.<p>Or is the grass just greener?<p>Working from home is not for everyone – but if you find a job that works for you, it may be your ticket to a more flexible career and lifestyle.<p>Here are 17 surprising remote jobs and the salary that you can earn, according to</b> …

Is It Possible to Be a Leader and Work From Home?

Ever daydream about ditching your daily commute, but worry that working from home just isn’t compatible with a senior management career? If so, …

Remote Working

Why 65% of workers would be more productive working from home than the office

Fewer distractions and interruptions make remote work a more productive option for many employees, according to a FlexJobs report.<p>Work from home …

The Workplace

Why You Should Be Selective About Where You Hire Remote Workers

I started Acceleration Partners (AP) as a remote business because I wanted to tap top talent regardless of location. As we began scaling the company, however, my leadership team and I started to see some issues arising from our policy of simply hiring the best people, no matter where they …

Remote Working

We Acquired a Company With Remote Employees. Here's What We Learned.

When you lose the central office mindset, it literally opens up a world of talent options for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Red Rocket recently acquired Restaurant Furniture Plus, a B2B ecommerce website selling furniture to restaurants. What made this business …

Employment

Setting the right work rules when the workplace is also your home

Have you ever breastfed while replying to an urgent email? Driven around in circles until your toddler falls asleep so you can make a call in peace? …

Work from Home

Working Remotely Can Be the Best Thing You've Ever Done for Your Health--If You Follow These 5 Tips | Inc.com

Working from home, from a health perspective, can be the biggest blessing or a total curse. On one hand, it creates tremendous potential for healthier meals, more exercise, and a better work-life balance. On the other hand, many remote workers feel chained to their home offices. Instead of using …

Productivity

What remote workers say is the best part of WFH life

For office-bound workers chained to their desk, working from home sounds like a faraway dream. And for the majority of people working some of their …

The Workplace

Working from home with children: Tips to make it work

Have you ever breast-fed while replying to an urgent email? Driven around in circles until your toddler falls asleep so you can make a call in peace? Placed your sick child in the care of way too many episodes of “Doc McStuffins”? Sat down at your computer, bleary-eyed at 11 p.m. because no one …

Child Care

5 Things to Know About Growing Your Remote Team, According to Industry Leaders

While the concept is still foreign to some traditional industries, and an increasing number of companies across the world are going remote to promote …

The Workplace

Telecommuting is the new normal at work

Yashica Verma says technology helps her to work from home. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<p>Five years ago, when Marissa Mayer banned telecommuting after …

The Workplace

The Advantages Of A Remote Workforce

There seems to be a recurring question that continually needs to be answered about the workplace: Should you co-locate and centralize in tech hubs or have a dispersed, remote workforce? Over the years, I’ve seen the answer shift back and forth between the two. There are many advantages to having a …

The Workplace

Digital Nomad? Here's Why Remote Workers Are Flocking To Spain

In short, it is someone whose profession allows them to be location independent, whether as an entrepreneur or remote worker. As people are beginning …

The Tricks and Secrets to Mastering a Remote Workforce

Maintaining an all-remote workforce is no longer a fringe notion. But you have to do it thoughtfully.<p>This story appears in the September 2018 issue of . Subscribe »<p>Robert Glazer didn’t set out to build a 100 percent remote workforce. But in 2007, while forming his company, Acceleration Partners, he …

How to take advantage of warm weather as a remote worker

Flexible arrangements allow greater control over where and when work gets completed, providing plenty of chances to get outside and enjoy warm …

Ask these 4 questions before hiring a remote worker

This manager has worked with remote team for 10 years, and has learned that in order for remote teams to be successful–you need to set them up to do so.<p>With the U.S. labor force hovering near full employment, companies across the country are facing increasingly fierce competition for top talent. …

Working Remotely: Does It Make A Difference?

shy_kurji / PixabayOne of the most popular benefits employees search for within a company right now is the ability to work remotely. Luckily, it’s …

Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics

When we think about designing our dream home, we don’t think of having a thousand roommates in the same room with no doors or walls. Yet in today’s workplace where we spend most of our day, the purveyors of corporate office design insist that tearing down walls and bringing more people closer …

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How to Make Remote Workers Happier

Heather Doshay explains how a simple project helped build empathy and equalize engagement between remote employees and onsite staff.

These Co-Founders Have an Amazing Method for Working Together in Different States

If your cofounder is the perfect fit, making a long-distance relationship work is totally worth it.<p>You've heard that business is global now, right? But surely there are limits...you can have remote workers for a while, for example, but how in the world would it work logistically if members of your …

Is Working Remotely Bad for Your Health?

Imagine rolling out of bed in the morning and, rather than racing to get out the door and into morning traffic, you could go for a run or make …

How to Avoid Loneliness When You Work Entirely from Home

Working from home can be a coveted perk, allowing you to opt out of rush-hour traffic and eliminate the tedious banalities of office life. But it can also cut you off from the spontaneous interactions that can spark new insights (part of the reason Marissa Mayer famously rescinded Yahoo’s …

Survey: Remote workers report increased productivity

Fifty percent of the U.S. workforce will soon be working remotely, Forbes reported recently.<p>Since employers strive to achieve specific goals and …

Setting up for Success: Remote Workstation

While the flagship image of remote working will always be the nomads, a good portion prefer staying in one place day-in and day-out (<i>exhibit A: me</i>). …

How to manage remote employees

Making remote work an option is an investment that can pay off for employers and employees alike. Companies that embrace telecommuters can recruit the best talent without geographic constraints. Employees who have the opportunity to work from home or another remote location are, according to …

6 unspoken rules of working remotely from a coffee shop

One of the benefits of working remotely, is not having to be tied to the same working environment on a daily basis.<p>Instead of working from home you …

This Company Let 300 Employees Work from Anywhere for a Week. Here's What Happened | Inc.com

Remote work isn't a huge deal anymore for individual workers. But what happens when you tell 300 employees not to come into the office all at once for days at a time? To find out, Justworks implemented Work from Anywhere (WFA) Week across its offices. The concept, as Justworks founder and CEO Isaac …