CategoryRemote Work

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)...

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...

Providing Equipment For Remote Workers: 4 Options

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At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies scrambled to meet the needs of employees abruptly transitioning to remote work environments. While companies and workers have now had several years to adjust to remote work, the initial assumption that most workers would return to the office after the pandemic has been revised. Remote and hybrid work arrangements are part of...

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...

Managing A Remote Team: 8 Fluff-Free Tips I’ve Learned

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When it comes to managing a remote team, there’s a lot of generic advice out there. While it’s not necessarily bad, it’s not exactly good, either. Here are some real examples you’ll find in the articles at the top of search results: “Focus on communication” “Set boundaries” “Be organized” “Be flexible” What parts of...

Working From Home With Kids: Products, Tools & Advice

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My dad worked from home for 40 years–using a landline and fax machine–with four sons running around the majority of his career. I remember when he had a phone call and us kids were being too loud, he’d snap his fingers and scowl at us. That was our cue to be quiet. Let’s officially put that down as his top tip: Scowl and snap if your kids are being too loud. But you may...

41 Mind-Blowing Remote Work Statistics

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The adoption of remote work took an exponential leap forward as a result of pandemic lockdowns. Anyone who had the ability to work from home was either forced or recommended to do so. As you’ll read in the list of remote work statistics below, generally about 3% of the US working population worked from home before 2020. Now, ten times that (29% of respondents) would leave their job if it...

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...

8 Remote Work Misconceptions (From Remote Workers, Nonetheless)

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I asked about 100 people who either work remotely or in a hybrid environment, “What is the best day of the week to work from home?” (I wrote the article in that link about the results.) So many people are working for hybrid-work companies right now, I wanted to know how people structure their weeks. But I learned a lot more about how people are misperceiving remote work in...

No, Hybrid Work Is Not The Future.

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The media has declared that the future of work is hybrid. (Just so we’re all on the same page, this is how I’d define hybrid work: The company plans to have employees working from home part of the time and in an office part of the time. That’s from our remote work dictionary). This argument for hybrid work comes off as lazy. The basic premise seems to be that we all have these...