Remote Work

Articles on remote work, telecommuting and working from home.

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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

How to Determine if Candidates Will Thrive in a Remote Work Environment

Through trial and error, we’ve developed some core strategies for determining whether candidates will thrive in our remote work environment.

Monday, Aug 14, 2017

Remote workers would rather be watched than ignored and forgotten

Remote workers want the option of being visible online, but they want control over how they are presented. For office workers, visibility might involve arriving early or staying late, but for remote workers it’s digital spaces that give them the opportunity to be seen.

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017

Why you should work remotely

Prior to starting the position I was worried about whether I could be happy and productive on a remote team. I wondered how project planning would work, whether it would be terribly lonely, and how communication would function when things got hectic.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017

The Rise and Fall of Working From Home

While telecommuting, the umbrella term for any work occurring outside the traditional office, has ballooned over the last 20 years, some offices are rethinking overly broad policies. Flexible work remains popular at many organizations, but most companies want workers at work at least some—if not most—of the time.

Monday, Jul 31, 2017

The Remote Work Survival Guide

This Survival Guide to Remote Work will walk you through the major challenges you will face in your remote job—and how to conquer them.

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

Go Ahead, Tell Your Boss You Are Working From Home

Working from home (or WFH) has an undeservedly bad reputation, says Stanford economist Bloom. Based on research comparing the productivity of those who are “home working on their couches or in their pajamas” with those commuting and sitting in a cubicle 8 hours a day, Bloom says no one should be afraid to tell their boss they are working at home. Here is the evidence you need to convince your supervisor to let you give it a try.

Monday, Jul 24, 2017

Why Working From Home Is a Future-looking Technology

A Stanford GSB expert shows how companies and employees benefit from workplace flexibility.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

How I failed landing a remote position

I started looking for a remote position, telecommuting in other words, as a software engineer last November. It took me 3 months to apply to ~150 job descriptions and none of them was a successful hire. Nevertheless, I now have a great job and I would like to share that experience with you. I have prepared a spreadsheet listing anonymous applications… I will also share my cover letter and how I approached the remote job hunting.

Monday, Jul 17, 2017

Why I Chose to Build a Fully Remote Company Before it Was Cool

But by the time we had enough money to get an office, I was pretty sure I didn’t want one. Turns out, the benefits of being remote outweighed the legitimacy of having an office.

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

Remote Work Is Not About Avoiding the Commute

There’s no single good answer to what works best for professionals, only tradeoffs.

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

Working from home is a rich-people thing

But for all the talk and think pieces about the blessings/curses of remote work, there’s little acknowledgement that the debate refers to an option (some would say obligation) disproportionately given to wealthy, well-educated workers.

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017

What are some good practices on remote work?

I ask this question both from the perspective of company and the employee. I’ll be leading a newly built team that is going to partially remote, including my self. So I am just digging around to find some good practices in such work environment.

Monday, Jul 3, 2017

Why total bans on remote work don't remotely work

Two divergent trends force all employees into the office, or all employees to work remotely. It’s time to stop the insanity.

Friday, Jun 30, 2017

The Complete Guide to Working On A Remote Team

This is a guide for people on remote teams or those considering it. Why go remote? What are the benefits and how do you overcome the downsides? Learn how remote life can make employees happier and more productive if done right. Avoid the common mistakes and learn best practices.

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

Do you work remotely? How did you get that job?

I’m doing everything I can each day to keep learning (UX, full stack web development), keep eliminating bad habits (health, thinking, relationships, financial), and applying to jobs everyday (on-site, remote, freelance, temp, intern).

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

Working from home is really having a moment

Remote working has become more prevalent, specifically in the mortgage and real estate industry, human resources and recruiting, and accounting and finance. Each industry saw remote job listings grow more than 20% last year.

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

Out of Office

A guide to establishing a successful remote culture.

How do you handle remote meetings?

One thing I noticed about my job, and most remote software development jobs, is that many seem to have weekly team video calls. How do you guys deal with these when you’re in different time zones? Do you just bite the bullet and take that 9pm video call if it’s only once per week?

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Working From Home is Never Worth It

Working from home hints at an to an increasingly blurred line between required and mandatory, one that snakes around the concept of work-life balance and threatens to strangle it.

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017

How Doist Makes Remote Work Happen

When I first started at Doist, we were 3 people working from 2 countries. Today, we’re 51 people working from 20 countries and counting. The idea of building a remote company wasn’t something we explicitly discussed at the start – it simply grew out of necessity.

Monday, Jun 12, 2017

Why Remote Work Can’t Be Stopped

The proportion of Americans who only worked remotely rose to 20% in 2016 from 15% in 2012, Gallup surveys indicate.

Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Jobs For Digital Nomads – 10 sites for finding the best entry level remote jobs

Scour these sites to find something suited to your future job as a digital nomad! These resources are remote-specific. Some being entry-level, and some are more advanced. There’re all different so go through each one and find a remote gig that will unlock your freedom.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Friday Q&A: The Most Important Interview Question To Ask Remote Candidates

I love to ask: “what does your work setup look like?” As a remote team, we need to hire not just great performers, but great remote performers; people who can excel at self‑starting and self‑managing. A big part of that is being thoughtful about your workspace.

The Coolest Workstations

We asked the Product Hunt community to see their workplaces. 180+ responses later, and we can say that people’s workspaces vary in every shape, size, and location.

Monday, May 29, 2017

How to Bolster Work Relationships When You're Remote

Interpersonal relationships at traditional offices are tough, and you might think that all of the issues inherent in having cube-mates—the internal politicking, cliques, rude behavior, the list goes on—would disappear with a remote lifestyle. Some of these issues do tend to dissipate, but others can arise.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Employers, let your people work from home

Everybody wants the option of work from home. If you offer it, you become the cool employer that people are very hesitant to leave.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How did you start working remotely? Although I really want to do it, I am also really scared of taking this step

I think I am in the perfect age to try new things and look for better opportunities, but I am also really scared, what if I am not good enough? Or not experienced enough? Mind sharing your experience? Or maybe just where can I start looking for a remote job?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Looking for a Remote Job? 15 Companies Reveal What They Look for in Remote Employees

Like any job opportunity, there are certain skills and requirements needed. Do you qualify?

Monday, May 15, 2017

For programmers, the ultimate office perk is avoiding the office entirely

More programmers are working from home than ever and, among the most experienced, some are even beginning to demand it.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

This pioneering tech company figured how to make work-from-home work

With a staff of 450 spread over 45 countries, Automattic is often regarded as one of the largest and most successful examples of a fully distributed workforce.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Dave Nevogt - Hubstaff - Remote Work Interview

Here is cofounder Dave Nevogt on how Hubstaff is eating its own dogfood and building its remote team.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

More Americans now work full-time from home than walk and bike to office jobs

The data show that telecommuting has grown faster than any other way of getting to work—up 159% since 2000.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Working from home may actually hurt your career

Working from home has its benefits, with research showing that it generally increases happiness and productivity. But a new study also shows that you ought to be careful before making the break with your office.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

How to Knock Your Virtual Job Interview Out of the Park

Remote interviews are especially daunting, since you’re trying to connect with the interviewers while dealing with the ins and outs of cameras, background noises, and potential internet troubles. These tips will help ensure you’re able to put your best foot forward, even from hundreds (or thousands) of miles away.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

I'm getting pretty desperate to find remote work.

It seems nearly impossible to work remotely if one isn’t a programmer. I have a degree in finance and I have experience writing, but I haven’t had any response to the applications I’ve submitted.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

What 20 Years as a Remote Organization Has Taught Us About Managing Remote Teams

We have lived the benefits of a remote model: Our two-decade commitment to individual freedom and accountability has helped us turn our “remoteness,” which some might imagine would be a disadvantage, into a critical lever of our success.

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Remote work doesn't isolate people—it actually drives deeper human connection

People who have never worked from home or are easily distracted have an image in their head that we are lazy, socially awkward, and unhappy. Since you don’t have the same level of accountability and intimacy with your team, you are perceived as being disconnected and less valuable. In fact, the opposite is true.

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017

Most difficult aspect of working remotely?

Finding work, making the right schedule, etc. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

IBM, remote-work pioneer, is calling thousands of employees back to the office

Even as remote work becomes normal, IBM isn’t alone in placing an emphasis on working together in person. Yahoo made headlines in 2013 when Marissa Mayer made an abrupt decision to end Yahoo’s remote work policy, and companies like Reddit and Best Buy have, like Yahoo, formally co-located their teams within the last several years.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017

Should You Take a Pay Cut to Work Remotely?

So we pose the question: even if you’re willing to accept less pay for location independence, should you do so? Here we examine both sides of this ongoing debate.

Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Starting my first full time remote position tomorrow, what are some things you wish you knew before your first day?

Communicate much more than you normally communicate in person. Remote workers have a tendency to be out of sight out of mind. Maintain a presence in Slack, keep people up to date on what you’re working on, and build and keep good relationships between yourself and your coworkers.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017

How to Work From Home and Get Stuff Done

This post is my ultimate guide to working from home. It includes details on everything, from what you’ll need to get started to a long list of tips and tricks to do the best remote job possible.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017

What to look for in a remote employer

There are so many posts about what an employer should look for in a remote worker, but it goes both ways. A remote employee is selecting the company they work for just as much as a company selects their team. Here are a few things I look for in a remote employer. I use this list to ensure I only work with amazing clients.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

Remote working in Nepal: What it's like now in 2017

The real question I want to pose in this piece is when will Pokhara become a competitor to Chiang Mai for the digital nomad crowd?

Monday, Mar 6, 2017

The practical guide to having a remote company.

My company operated with over 50 remote full time employees and a number of remote contractors, working across countries, continents and time-zones, with no physical shared space. Ever.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

How would you convince an employer to allow remote work?

They are on the fence about this so id like to hear how you all would go about convincing a potential employer to be comfortable with this.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Want to work from home more often? New data from Gallup could help convince your boss

Employees who’ve tried to negotiate a remote work arrangement often ask to spend one day working from home. But new data from a big workplace study suggests they might be better off asking for three or four.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017

How to Find and Get Hired for a Remote Job

So if you want to work remotely, you need a plan. A plan that will help you showcase to hiring managers that you’re not only the best candidate for the job, you’re also cut out for working productively on your own. Here’s that game plan.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

Why our company's remote work system failed

Below are my reflections as a CEO on what we did, why we did it, and what actually happened. As a small development agency, we were able to implemented remote work after a quick discussion — basically an experiment after an implied hypothesis of how we thought people wanted to work. What we underestimated was the effort that the entire company would have to make remote work work.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

What are the highest paying technologies which have remote opportunities?

I want to get into web dev because as far as I can tell nearly all remote jobs are web dev jobs and it seems pretty easy to learn.