CategoryRemote Work

How To Improve Your Remote Employee Engagement

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Want to better engage remote employees and keep them engaged? I hate to say this… but you might have to stop doing so much first. That’s exactly what I learned managing a remote team for years – the more you’re online, the less engaged. The more shallow recognition, the less meaning. The more meetings and check-ins, the less bonding. In this guide, we start with what not to do...

WFH Stipends: 104 Companies That Provide Them

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This post was written on August 11, 2022. We updated the research and post on January 23, 2023. Why did we build offices in the first place? We needed… A place to collaborate A place to get work done with the proper equipment Well, the internet knocked out #1 as many major companies have gone remote. We can work together on Zoom, Slack, email, and remote collaboration tools just fine. But...

Only The Good Excuses To Miss Work On Short Notice

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Companies are getting better at providing time off when employees need it, but usually that provision is tied to forewarning. But anyone who’s ever been a worker bee knows that sometimes you just need to take a day. So, how do workers score a coveted day off without planning for it weeks in advance? We dug through some earlier posts about leaving work early, missing work, and reasons to work from...

30 Good Excuses To Leave Work Early, By Category

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Sometimes putting in your full eight hours feels like a tall order. While flexible scheduling options are getting more popular, not all companies are on board with the idea of employees just coming and going (or logging on and logging off) as they please. But remote, hybrid, and fully in-person employees may occasionally need a reason to duck out of the workplace before their full eight (or more)...

The Best Excuses To Get Out Of Work: Quick Hitters

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Unfortunately, “I don’t want to work today” doesn’t usually go over too well with managers. You’ll need a reason — okay, call it an excuse. Ideally, one that won’t lead to questions. We turned to our list of contributors to learn about their tried-and-true best excuses to miss work. After sifting through the many responses, we organized 23 into the categories below. You’ll find some old standbys...

The Future Of Remote Work In 16 Steps

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The working world has been thrown into a blender the last few years. Most likely, you even started working from home in 2020 after a career in the office. And you like it but have no idea what the future of remote work holds. Will remote work continue (like most of us want)? Are we all heading back to the office (like most employers seem to want)? I’ve worked from home for a decade (much...

24 Things I Learned Managing Remote Teams For 5 Years

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I ran a fully remote marketing agency for five years and worked there for eight. We made a number of mistakes, but that allowed me to learn as a manager. After years of working with a fully distributed team, I feel like I’ve learned some truths about preferences people have while working remotely. You could poll just about every remote worker and they would agree with each of these 24...

The Best Excuses To Work From Home: Rapid Fire

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Look up ☝️. See our company name is Buildremote (emphasis on remote)? We don’t think you ever need an excuse to work from home. Most companies should just embrace it and go fully remote. But on the off-chance you work a hybrid schedule or for a company mandating you be in the office, you might need a solid, last-minute excuse to work from home for a day. We asked our list of contributors to...

Work From Anywhere: Every Company & Job Board Out There

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What does “work from anywhere” (WFA) mean? Work from anywhere is a company policy or program that allows employees to perform their jobs outside of the office, the home, and their home state or country. This could mean different things to different companies: Some companies may offer work from anywhere they legally operate (80 countries, for example). Some might allow up to two months...