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3 SaaS Tools Hybrid Business Can Use In 2023

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When SaaS really started taking off in the 1990s, few thought its total market would be worth $60.36 million by 2023. But here we are — it’s a huge industry, and today, countless SaaS tools are available. Many are particularly useful for hybrid businesses, which rely on a mixture of remote and in-office work. There is seemingly a tool for every situation a hybrid business could run into. But the...

7 Ways to Build an Onboarding System That Strengthens Working Relationships

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Keeping remote team members productive requires a lot of attention to detail. You can’t just set them up with Google Docs, Slack, Zoom, and an auto-inviting email address and expect everything to run smoothly from there. You — and your remote workers — need an onboarding system that helps you keep track of their training, remote video calls, documents, checklists, and more. This onboarding system...

7 Reasons Business Owners Need a Virtual Office

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The number of remote workers continues to rise, and with this increase comes an equally proportionate demand for more flexible office solutions. Many small businesses need efficient and cost-effective solutions that allow them to access the convenience of a professional environment without entering into an expensive lease for physical office space. That’s where virtual offices come in. A...

Building A Culture of Accountability In Remote Teams

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The pandemic created a new expectation employers need to meet: hybrid or remote options. Startups and enterprises alike heard the call and are now offering hybrid or fully remote job opportunities to their employees. But that doesn’t mean the widespread adoption of remote work hasn’t come with a few hiccups. For example, many companies still struggle with employee engagement. The only way your...

RapidAPI vs. Zapier: A Breakdown For Remote Teams

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Until 2020, most business owners believed that working from home came with a lot of distractions, primarily because managers and supervisors were not there to keep an eye on their workers. This shows how rare remote work was. If you found people working from home, it was likely a special arrangement that allowed them to take care of their families. All that has changed. Technological advancement...

How To Create A Non-Linear Workday Routine

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The last few years have changed a lot about the way we work. Until late 2019 and early 2020, remote working was something special. Today, remote working has become the new work culture in many companies. But the location factor is not the only significant change in remote work — the fixed eight-hour work period is beginning to shift to a non-linear workday. In the non-linear workday, your team...

5 Ways To Network Even As You Work From Home

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Networking allows employees to build connections, meet new clients, and gather professional insight. Unfortunately, the pandemic has prevented many people from in-person networking; even today, companies and organizations are still trying to promote safety and adhere to COVID-19 business mandates. A Harvard Business Review article on networking reports that professional networks have shrunk by...

20 Ways To Improve Your Home Office Space

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Working from home has become very common in the last two years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. With that said, many new and longtime remote workers still find it challenging to set up an area that allows them to truly focus. We’re here to help you meet those challenges. If you work from home and are looking for ways to improve your space, below are 20 ideas to enhance your home office...

71% Of Remote Employees Work In A “Gray Zone.” Here’s How To Change It.

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Remote work is the new normal in a post-pandemic world. Big companies like Nationwide, Coinbase, Twitter, Shopify, and businesses of all sizes are now allowing employees to work from home. A 2021 FlexJobs survey found only 2% of employees wanted to return to offices. Most respondents intended to keep working remotely, and nearly 25% had a home office. More than one-third of people indicated they...

How To Onboard Remote Employees

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In this tight job market, employee experience is crucial. This experience starts on day one with onboarding. Simply put, effective onboarding is key to engagement and retention, and 88 percent of employees told Gallup that their companies’ onboarding was poor or nonexistent. “Employees make judgments and form opinions about their organization every single day — from the first day,” Gallup...