Remote Work

Articles on remote work, telecommuting and working from home.

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Friday, Dec 15, 2017

What's the best way to get a remote position

As someone who is planning to make the move to working from home in the future, I find myself wondering what’s the optimal game plan to be able to get to a position where I can get a job like that. Now, this is quite a broad question (what skill to acquire, how to “sell” it and yourself, which companies to aim for, tips to retain sanity as a semi-hermit etc.

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Getting remote-friendly

Some might say that you cannot be ‘agile’ unless your whole team is all in the same place. I’d challenge that now; I think if you have a well-bonded team, with modern tooling for remote work, you can definitely work in an agile way.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Remote Employees

This guide to hiring remote employees will look at both the positives and negatives as well as examining how to deal with the challenges of remote hiring. If you are a new or established business looking to go down the route of hiring a virtual team, this guide will cover all of the key areas regarding remote recruiting.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Managing from Afar: How to Run a Remote Team

Zapier has always run as a remote team. We’ve grown from three founders to over 110 people working remotely in 13 countries. We’ve gotten a lot of questions about how we make it work, so this post will explain that.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

The Age of Remote-First “Workplaces”

Remote-first work means that, for the first time in the human history, people can access tremendous career opportunities and high-paying jobs regardless of where they live.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

The State of Remote Work 2017

With over half of employees working remotely at least once per week, it’s clear remote work is on the rise and becoming a new norm. As the workforce becomes more distributed, it’s important that leaders and managers understand how remote work impacts hiring, retention, and management.

Monday, Dec 4, 2017

Does Remote Work Increase Our Risk Of Impostor Syndrome?

There are a few aspects specific to the remote work lifestyle that can make anyone’s impostor feelings flare up. Understanding the reason you’re feeling increased self-doubt, then waking up everyday with a plan to overcome those feelings, can get you back to thinking, “I got this.” Let’s explore some common remote impostor challenges and how you can overcome them while working from home.

Friday, Dec 1, 2017

The Best Advice For Remote Work Success From 10 Global Teams

If you’re not on the remote train yet, we’ve got you covered. We wrote a guide all about the benefits, considerations, and best practices of remote work. These are the most important tips and tried-and-tested practices we’ve picked up along the way of building out our 65% remote team.

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

Hiring international candidates: Virtual interview best practices

Virtual interviews can be intimidating for all parties, but hiring managers need to get past any discomfort to assess their candidates accurately. This article will provide the best practices for the HR side of a virtual interview, including setup, questions to ask, and how to vet them.

Monday, Nov 27, 2017

Remote Work Doesn’t Scale … or Does It?

“I’m the crazy one running around the office trying to convince people that remote work/distributed teams is the future of corporate structure,” he said. “But I’m continuously told that it’s a good way to start a business, not a good way to maintain a large and successful one.” Are his colleagues right? Does the remote model prevent growth? Does it break down when you start to grow? Are there limits to what you can do remotely?

Monday, Nov 20, 2017

On being a remote employee

For the last few years, I have worked remotely for teams in other cities. My colleagues mostly know me through interactions on a screen. I’m that face in a box on a video conference, that guy in a different time zone on Slack who sends funny animated gifs, or the person they see every few months in person.

Monday, Nov 13, 2017

What's your daily routine like as a remote worker?

What’s your daily routine like as a remote worker?

Friday, Nov 10, 2017

How to Not Suck at Remote Working

I dislike everything about working in an office. The daily commute, the empty conversations, the distractions and of course the meetings. But on top of it, my productivity never peaked when working in an office environment. I only showed up to clock my eight hours, then went home to do my “real” creative work.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

You Know You’re a Remote Worker When…

You Know You’re a Remote Worker When…

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017

Developer Survey Results 2017

When we asked respondents what they valued most when considering a new job, 53.3% said remote options were a top priority. 63.9% of developers reported working remotely at least one day a month, and 11.1% say they’re full-time remote or almost all the time.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

Stop Managing Your Remote Workers As If They Work Onsite

Managers need to back away from their conventional views of what “working hard” looks like and instead set specific targets, explain what success looks like, and trust the team to get it done where, when, and however works best for them.

Monday, Oct 30, 2017

Tips for separating work and life?

Since I work remotely and don’t have to be online for any specific hours, work is always on my mind. I can’t escape it and it’s driving me insane. I end up checking Slack every hour or two, even at 7:00 a.m. Anyone have tips and experiences for separating remote work from everyday life?

Friday, Oct 27, 2017

Remotely Remoting

The important part is to figure out what style of working fits you, and set clear boundaries accordingly. It’s part of your job as a remote worker to take care of yourself long term. Understanding how you like to work, and articulating it clearly—both for yourself and the people you’re working with—will set you and your team up for success, and help you avoid the plethora of unhealthy habits of working remotely.

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

No commute. No drive-by meetings. No dress code. Remote working can seem like a dream — until personal obligations get in the way. These distractions are easy to ignore in an office, but at home it can be difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017

Why company culture makes or breaks remote work

It’s easy for companies to say they offer remote working but another thing for it to actually mean what it should. Sure, it’s possible to work from home a day or two here and there in most places but do it a lot and you quickly fall out of the work loop. The sad fact is not many companies — big or small — are structured in a way that supports long-term remote work.