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The Ultimate List of Resources for Remote Workers

Since the acquisition of my previous startup 5 years ago, I’ve been working remotely and loving it. I’m now the founder of Microverse, an online …

How I Bring My Dog With Me While Traveling The World and Working Remotely

When I pictured my future, as much as I’d have liked it to include remote Portuguese Islands, a puppy, a surfboard, and a laptop, I’d probably never …

Remote work is reaching unprecedented levels of popularity, and that’s a good thing

According to a report on the state of the American workplace, those who worked remotely 80-100% of the time rose from 24% in 2012 to 31% in 2016. This surge in remote work may not come as a surprise, as it appeals to many in fields across the board, even unlikely ones. The benefit of being able to …

The Workplace

The Top Remote Work Trends of 2018 (And How They Affect You)

There’s been a 115% increase in telecommuting over the last 10 years, and 43% of the U.S. workforce currently performs remote work to some degree.So …

Employment

How to Effectively Onboard a Team of Remote Workers

<i>Today’s guest post is written by Jen McKenzie, a freelance writer based in New York.</i> Onboarding is the formal process of introducing your new …

This Software Can Supercharge Your Remote Work Collaboration

In a recent international survey of 25,000 workers, 32 percent said they regularly work remotely. And with the gig economy showing no signs of …

Working Effectively with Remote Teams Using SharePoint

One of the bigger shifts that have occurred in the modern workplace is the ability for team members to work remotely.<p>With the internet, cloud …

11 Work from Home Jobs You Can Do

Working from home has become a significant part of the 21st-century business world. Even though there are contradictory opinions about the efficiency …

HubSpot’s Marketing Team Worked Remotely for One Week. Here’s What We Learned.

Think about the last time you were on a conference call with someone in a different location. Did you run into any communication challenges -- …

The downside to being a “digital nomad”? Depression.

In 2014, my fiancee and I decided to move back to her home state of New Jersey. I had just recently quit my 9 to 5 office job in Washington, D.C. to …

Mental Health

17 Things You Need to Know About Remote Work

If you're thinking of joining a distributed workforce, here are some things you should know.<p>Just because someone is working from home doesn’t mean they’re sitting in front of their TV watching Netflix in their pajamas. Recent research has found that remote workers are actually more productive than …

The Workplace

Despite ‘technoference’, working remotely benefits all (but especially employers)

In the US, roughly 25% of workers were doing some or all of their work at home in 2015‚ up from about 20% in 2003.<p>In SA‚ companies and cities are …

Stop Managing Your Remote Workers As If They Work Onsite

Back in May, IBM did something that really pissed me off. They made the call to eliminate their remote work options, and then gave its employees an …

The Workplace

Why Remote Work Is Nothing to Fear

how can businesses successfully transition to a remote working ethos without putting productivity and culture at risk?<p><i>By Vik Patel, CEO of Future Hosting.</i><p>In the last few years, remote work has become increasingly popular with both employers and employees. According to Global Workplace Analytics, …

The Workplace

Telecommuting Didn't Cause Your Collaboration Woes

Daisy Hernandez's official title is global VP of product management for SAP Jam Collaboration — in other words, her job ultimately is to sell …

Companies that support remote work experience 25 percent lower employee turnover (and other findings)

A new survey shows the pros and cons of a distributed workforce.<p>Employees are more loyal if they're allowed to work remotely.<p>That's according to a …

A Critical Leadership Skill: Managing a Remote Workforce

Felix_Broennimann / PixabayThe 9-to-5 workweek in the office is quickly becoming obsolete. Remote workers are more common, but some companies aren’t …

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job

Want to find a great job that lets you work from home? Here's how to get hired for the perfect remote job -- and dream lifestyle for you.<p>Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly …

Employment

Remote Work Doesn’t Scale … or Does It?

Earlier this summer, I posted an article on why I chose to build a fully remote company before it was cool.<p>A few days later, I received an email from …

Remote Working

Remote Work Teams- There Are Many Fish In The Sea

As the war for talent rages across the land with no end in sight and as competition in the market continues to bubble over at a fervent pace, many business leaders are finding that they must cast an ever widening net to succeed in securing the right people. Data from the updated Global Workforce …

Why People Feel More Productive Working Remotely

It seems obvious that many would like to do their jobs from the comfort of their own homes – or anywhere they choose – but those who want to work remotely have specific reasons they prefer not being in the office.<p>According to an annual public survey of more than 5,500 people who work remotely or …

5 Things That Can Make or Break Working from Home

Studies say working from home can boost productivity and even morale, but you need to have the right setup.<p>Working from home is becoming more popular, and it certainly has its benefits. For example, multiple studies seem to confirm that working from home can boost both productivity and morale. And …

Remote Working

Optimizing Your Business for Remote Workers

Remote work is not for every business, but those that do succeed are the ones that come prepared and understand the risks that go along with it.<p><i>By Abhi Golhar, host of Real Estate Deal Talk and managing partner of Summit & Crowne.</i><p>People can work remotely from anywhere; my team and I have been doing …

Remote Working

The 2017 Guide to Remote Work

In May 2012, just 14 percent of the global workforce benefited from remote work. Today, that number is at nearly two thirds. Remote work, the gig …

Remote Working

Considering the Other Side of Telework

Goumbik / Pixabay<p>It can be easy to think of telework as a silver bullet for engagement – what’s more appealing to an employee than rolling out of bed …

Employee Engagement

I Work from Home

911 OPERATOR: 911—what’s your emergency?<p>ROBERT: Hi, I . . . uh . . . I work from home.<p>OPERATOR: O.K., is anyone else there with you, sir?<p>ROBERT: No, I’m alone.<p>OPERATOR: And when’s the last time you saw someone else? Was that today?<p>ROBERT: Uh, my wife . . . this morning, I guess.<p>OPERATOR: Anyone …

Breakfast

Design Sprinting While Remote Working

One of my favorite designers who speak to the importance of craft in design is my Automattic colleague, Kjell Reigstad. He recently shared an …

Stormboard Can Help Your Company Grow By Facilitating Remote Work - Stormboard Blog

Can remote work help your company grow and make your employees more productive?<p>According to an article on CNET, a report put out by the Gallup’s …

4 books about remote work that every tech leader should read

Bynder named August 4 Global Work Remote Day. Here are four tech leaders' books that will help you start the conversation about remote work tools, …

Remote Working

How to Create a Productive Home Office Environment?

More and more people are taking advantage of opportunities to work from their homes. There are many benefits to this, and it’s certainly more …