CategoryRemote Work

122 No-Prep Zoom Icebreakers (Sortable List)

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I worked at a fully remote marketing agency for eight years. We had a small group of people scattered all over the country, but we made it a point to all meet on Zoom once per week. At first, we did business things – reporting, sales updates, standup-y type of stuff. Then we realized the real value everyone got out of this weekly meeting was just chatting about non-work stuff. We dropped...

Labor Arbitrage: What It Is & How You Can Benefit

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In 2022, the war for talent was more competitive than ever. By some estimates, 96% of companies worldwide increased their salaries, and the average salary bump was 4.9%. While many companies did what they had to attract and retain their employees, for some companies, this level of salary growth is not sustainable. As remote work continues gaining traction, some companies are looking to lower...

40 Benefits Of Working From Home I’ve Experienced

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I’ve worked from home for most of my career, over a decade as I write this. I’ve also run a fully remote company for nearly a decade. So I’ve experienced the benefits of working from home as an employee and on behalf of the company. I haven’t experienced all of these benefits of working from home all of the time, but I have come across all of them at some time. So keep in...

12 Heads of Remote To Follow For Advice

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Image credit: British Library/Flick. Just so you know, some of the links in this article are affiliate links that may provide Buildremote with a small commission at no cost to you. As far I can tell, there was only one “Head of Remote” in the world before 2020 (when the entire world went remote, as we know). That would be Darren Murph of Gitlab, the original Head of Remote. You could...

How To Geoarbitrage

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There are two ways to change the amount you save each month: Earn more Spend less It’s that simple. But throughout most of human history, we earned in the same physical location where we lived and spent. If everyone in a certain location started to earn more over time, like in a thriving city, as compared to a different location, like a rural small town, expenses would increase alongside...

Every Company That Provides Work-From-Home Stipends

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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 fully remote. We can work together on Zoom, Slack, email, and remote collaboration tools just fine. But #2 hasn’t quite been solved yet. If you had a nice desk, good lighting, and great...

105 Tips For Working Remotely

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I asked over 100 people who work from home, “What is your #1 top tip for working remotely?”  I received some fantastic responses. I got some responses that I personally disagree with, but still included those since my  preferences may be different from yours.  And there were plenty of contradicting responses. You’ll see those as well.  What you’ll find...

Remote Work Hiring: 59 Tips

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While some companies are calling their workers back to the physical office, others are making remote work permanent or offering it as an option. Remote hiring can broaden your access to talent; you’re no longer confined to candidates within your area, and instead can choose from workers around the world. But remote roles bring up new uncertainties around interviewing and hiring. Should you...

Every Remote Job Board That Matters

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An introduction for remote job seekers… You know your next job needs to be remote. You’ve experienced all of the benefits and have made “remote” the first filter for your next search. If that’s the case, we’ve cut through the noise to give you the best job boards dedicated specifically to remote work. You’ll notice we included estimated monthly...

Every Work-From-Home Job That Provides Equipment

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If a company hires someone to work from home, that employee needs to have the right equipment.  There are only a few options for providing equipment to remote workers. It’s pretty straightforward. You can provide a stipend, or a fixed sum of money the employee can use toward home office equipment.  Or, you can provide the actual equipment (send it to the employee’s house)...