At Staff.com and Time Doctor all of our 52 employees work remotely (from home) in 9 different countries. I have been working completely remotely now for over 6 years. When done right, remote work can be very productive, but many companies find it hard to manage or work with people who aren’t sitting with them in an office.
Here are some tips based on my experience and our collective experience as a company on how to make it work.
1. Over-communicate (compensate for the lack of face-to-face)
People working in a office tend to bump into each other and are more likely to communicate often because they’re constantly seeing each other.
When working remotely you don’t see your co-workers, which makes it easier to forget about them, and to forget to communicate. Out of sight, out of mind. This solitude has benefits in that there are less distractions and “got a minute” meetings, but it can lead to a culture with too little communication. So you need to over communicate to compensate for the fact that you’re not naturally bumping into each other in the office.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can communicate more effectively when working remotely...Read More
Payroll can be tedious and time consuming. As a business owner there are so many other important issues you could spend your time on.
So how do you tackle payroll in your business?
You can hire a bookkeeper to do it for you, but that is a very expensive option. You can do it yourself but it will distract you from your key business activities. Or you can use a payroll software.
Below is a list of payroll software you can use for any business, including pricing and key features.Read More
Everyone wants to work at Google and it’s not hard at all to see why.
With billions of dollars in revenue every year, Google is never shy in spending way beyond the norm to attract and retain the most talented people they can find.
So Google employees get to enjoy free gourmet meals, free subsidized massage, free haircuts, free laundry and dry cleaning, free medical and dental checkups, and pretty much every benefit any employee could ask.
Not to mention that Google employees are already enjoying some of the highest average salaries in the tech industry.
That's why even with their reputation as having one of the toughest application process, Google suffers no shortages of hopefuls with over 2 million job applicants every year.
Just how hard it is to land a job at Google? Check out our latest infographic and see for yourself:Read More
More than ever job seekers are using mobile devices to browse for career opportunities over the internet.
A LinkedIn survey revealed that 72% view company pages for career opportunities while 64% browse for them on company social media pages. More than half of the survey sample indicate they check company career pages for job opportunities from time to time.
However, only a few businesses have their career pages optimized for the mobile. Fewer still have invested enough to make their application process painless on a mobile.
Is your company career page optimized for mobile devices?