Remote Work

Articles on remote work, telecommuting and working from home.

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.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

I Work from Home

911 OPERATOR: 911—what’s your emergency? ROBERT: Hi, I … uh … I work from home.

Monday, Feb 6, 2017

If you don't trust your employees to work remotely, you shouldn't have hired them in the first place

If you are looking at your employees through the lens of “I can’t give these people freedom and autonomy to do work in the best way they see fit:” You should consider finding different people for your organization instead of pursuing an authoritarian regime.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Remote Work Terminology

Jobs in which you don’t have to show up at an office have a large number of terms that are applied to them. The terms have shifted and will continue to change for a few reasons.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

I'm young and dumb and want to work remotely. I'm going to attend a coding bootcamp that you guys suggest. My plan is 12 months from now to be remote.

What should I learn to stay employable and help fulfill my dream of being able to work remotely?

Monday, Jan 30, 2017

What is the best skill to learn to get a remote job?

What is the best skill to learn to get a remote job?

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

Why Remote Work Beats the Office Every Time

People aren’t just searching more for remote work. They actually prefer it. Give folks an option, and I’m willing to bet that 9 out of 10 will choose to work from home or wherever else they want.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

How to Succeed as a Permanent Traveler on a Remote Team: An Interview with our iOS Engineer, FJ Alcaraz

“I’ve been traveling since April. I have no deadline,” says FJ, a iOS Engineer and a member of the Mokriya team. Originally from France, FJ is now on the road permanently, bouncing from continent to continent, all while holding down a steady job.

How to work remotely with 150+ people

Work asynchronously, keep a single source of truth, avoid management overhead and communicate.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Working remotely, coworking spaces, and mental health

So this is the post I wish I’d read myself back when I decided to work remotely. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, I can even summarize it for you, right here: different people like different kinds of work environments; “working remotely” doesn’t have to mean “working from home”; and if you’re going to work remotely, you should find the work environment that’s the right fit for you.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017

Tools for Working from Anywhere with Tim Ferriss

We jumped at the chance to interview the man who’s inspired us all, about what tactics, habits and routines pay off when you’re away from home and office.

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017

Do you feel/fear that you're more disposable as a remote employee?

Do you feel/fear that you’re more disposable as a remote employee?

Monday, Dec 26, 2016

Why I only work remotely

If you are looking at your employees through the lens of “I can’t give these people freedom and autonomy to do work in the best way they see fit:” You should consider finding different people for your organization instead of pursuing an authoritarian regime.

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Cheap living and fast internet and cold climate?

I’m looking for somewhere in the world to live to work on a web project for an extended time. Fast/reliable internet + cheap living + cold climate preferably :)

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

Expert Q&A: How To Deal With Taxes As A Global Remote Worker

Remote work is forcing us to question the way our classic government institutions function. Who do we owe our taxes to? How do all parties ensure that appropriate tax codes and laws are being followed when workers may be employed by different countries or work in more than one region throughout the year? How can remote workers–whether they are self-employed or full-time–make sure they fulfill their tax obligations when working abroad or for companies in other countries?

Monday, Dec 5, 2016

What was your first remote job? How did you find it? And what did you do to get it?

What was your first remot job? (in what field, programming, writing etc) How was it? Was it a good first job or do you wish you had done something differently?

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