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How to Help Your Employees Transition to Remote Positions

While the idea of working from home may sound thrilling to many individuals, for others, it can be daunting. To be successful, people must be motivated and have ample self-discipline. They need outlets and ways to communicate with others, as well as the right tools and resources to do their … Continue reading

posted on 22 Oct 2018

How to Work Remotely and Travel the World

As we’ve mentioned often on our blog, remote work brings many notable benefits. However, we’d be unrealistic if we didn’t admit that working from anywhere in the world has its challenges. Those who frequently travel for work often struggle to communicate and interact with team members in different time zones. … Continue reading

posted on 12 Oct 2018

5 Funny Remote Work Quirks

When the average person considers working remotely, he or she probably first dreams of the flexibility and comfort of working from home. However, not many people realize that remote work comes with many quirks: “Omg, I wore this shirt on a video call yesterday . . . I should probably … Continue reading

posted on 12 Oct 2018

The Best Tools for Keeping Your Remote Team Connected

Many individuals are attracted to remote positions because of the ability to work from anywhere at any time. While this type of job certainly has its benefits, for managers and leaders, keeping individuals connected and ensuring communication lines are open and effective can be a challenge. Luckily, a variety of … Continue reading

posted on 03 Oct 2018

Training Tips for Your Remote Workforce

More than 50% of the entire workforce hold remote and telecommuting positions. While these positions are becoming popular due to their flexibility, versatility, and work/life balance, they also come with a few distinct challenges. Learning how to properly train this workforce — from the onboarding process to regular training sessions … Continue reading

posted on 01 Oct 2018

How to Create a Digital Learning Environment for Your Remote Employees

Whether your employees are scattered across the globe or just across town, continual education and training should be a top priority. Establishing a digital learning environment for your employees shows that you are invested in them, wanting them to succeed and improve. However, you don’t need to offer in-person training … Continue reading

posted on 27 Sep 2018

6 Things to Look for When Hiring Remote Workers

As remote work continues to gain popularity, it’s important to know that not every candidate is suited for it. If you’re a fully remote company or allow telecommuting, look for key characteristics during the hiring process that may indicate whether candidates can work without in-person supervision. This article will explore … Continue reading

posted on 17 Sep 2018

5 Ways to Improve the Mental Health of Your Employees

More than 40 million Americans suffer from mental health conditions. While the workplace is not the cause, it can be a trigger. More than 82% of workers say a mental health condition affects their performance at work, and many affirm that employment is the most stressful part of the day. … Continue reading

posted on 29 Aug 2018

4 Tips for Building Culture in a Fully Remote Team

It’s no secret that remote work is continually on the rise, and the idea of working in a traditional office is becoming passé. However, as remote work gains popularity, many managers and company leaders find themselves struggling with how to maintain and cultivate workplace culture when team members are scattered … Continue reading

posted on 20 Aug 2018