Remote Work

Remote work is a buzzword that’s been hugely popularised by the pandemic, however, it’s been around for quite a while.

Working remotely or building and running a remote team is going to mean looking at things from all types of angles. From recruiting staff to team building events, working in a virtual environment is going to call for some out-of-the-box thinking.

Read all about remote work and how it fits into the digital nomad sphere.

From tips to recruiting top remote staff (if you’re a business owner) to learning how to transition into remote work (if you’re a rookie), you’ll find a plethora of useful articles and tips to help you broaden your knowledge on remote work and what it entails.

How Insurance Companies Can Adapt to Increased Remote Work

How Insurance Companies Can Adapt to Increased Remote Work

This rise in remote work brings with it many changes to the insurance landscape. It’s therefore necessary that insurance companies adapt to increased remote work, and that companies adjust their policies in line with new working models. As employees are increasingly...

How to Build Human Connections in the Remote Workplace

How to Build Human Connections in the Remote Workplace

The concept of remote work was born mainly out of the pandemic, but it’s here to stay for good. As more and more employees choose to work in remote environments, team leaders and recruiters across the world try to find the answer to the burning question – how do we...

How to Coordinate Remote Teams Across Different Time Zones

How to Coordinate Remote Teams Across Different Time Zones

Many of today’s remote working teams comprise people living in different countries or states, across various time zones. Working across a range of timezones can create challenges for team communication and coordinating work. And as asynchronous remote work is set to...

7 Ways to Show Gratitude In A Remote Team

7 Ways to Show Gratitude In A Remote Team

As companies have adapted to the new working environments, so have the remote workers. Many of them have struggled with in-house distractions, work-life balance, organizing home office and never-ending fatigue from those long online calls. But they have also found new...

What You Need to Know about Remote Working Risks

What You Need to Know about Remote Working Risks

It’s often only once you’ve been involved in remote work for a while that you start to question the risks of remote working.  Cyber security risks of remote working are some of the most commonly discussed risks. But there are several others that we explore below that...

Employee Appreciation Ideas for Remote Staff

Employee Appreciation Ideas for Remote Staff

For many years, companies have been showing their staff appreciation and recognition for their work and service in many different ways. Nowadays, where so many employees work remotely, there is even more reason to intentionally cultivate a culture of showing...

A Guide to Performance Management for Remote Teams

A Guide to Performance Management for Remote Teams

In the office or a remote environment, how your team performs is crucial for your company’s success. As companies around the world hire more remote workers or adopt hybrid systems, managers and team leaders have to shift the ways they manage performances. Among other...

International Remote Working: Legal Risks for Employers 

International Remote Working: Legal Risks for Employers 

There has been a dramatic rise in companies hiring remote international employees: employers' needs are a driving force, as are the availability of new online remote work platforms.  Many employers are now able to hire the best talent from anywhere in the world, which...

How To Assess Culture Fit When Hiring Remotely?

How To Assess Culture Fit When Hiring Remotely?

Remote work has opened up a new pool of candidates that enables businesses to find top talents around the globe. But hiring remotely comes with its challenges causing team leaders to rethink company culture and assessment techniques. It may be relatively easy to...

What is a ‘Shybrid’ Employer?

What is a ‘Shybrid’ Employer?

You may not have heard the term ‘shybrid’ before, but with the slow but certain return to office for many companies, you can be certain you’ll be hearing it a lot more. Essentially, it is a term to describe those employers who are hesitant to embrace the home working...

Remote Workplace Safety Checklist for My Remote Team

Remote Workplace Safety Checklist for My Remote Team

The global pandemic of 2020 has spurred a rapid transition to remote work for millions of people around the world. Employers are now eager to ensure compliance with health and safety laws related to new working from home or remote work environments, while also...

The OKR Framework in Remote Teams: What You Need to Know

The OKR Framework in Remote Teams: What You Need to Know

Interestingly, few people can list their top priorities even though transparency and communication are top of mind these days. In a survey of 11,000 senior managers, leaders, and executives from more than 400 companies, London Business School found the following: Only...

7 Ways to Help Your Remote Team Make Time for Deep Work

7 Ways to Help Your Remote Team Make Time for Deep Work

Having a remote staff has many advantages: from lower costs and quicker onboarding to more flexibility and access to the highest level of professionals. But when it comes to productivity, managing a remote team comes with its challenges. You might notice that your...

Open Talent: A New Approach to Hiring

Open Talent: A New Approach to Hiring

The pandemic, global megatrends and rapid digitization have ushered in a plethora of new working models and approaches. This includes millions of people around the world having transitioned during lockdowns into remote work, hybrid work, working from home, and the...

What Are the Most Common Remote Work Security Risks? 

What Are the Most Common Remote Work Security Risks? 

As more people work online, and more services are being digitized, there’s an increasing cybersecurity risk for companies. And with increasing numbers of people working from home or working remotely, there are also many more remote work security risks.  Deloitte has...

Remote Working Isn’t Killing Creativity. But What Is?

Remote Working Isn’t Killing Creativity. But What Is?

One of the silver linings of the COVID pandemic has been that many people have had the opportunity to experiment with and experience remote working. Only a few years ago it would have been unimaginable for companies to let so many of their staff work remotely. But now...

Remote Working in 2022: 10 Trends to Look After

Remote Working in 2022: 10 Trends to Look After

Do you ever wonder why we work the way we do? Where did the benefit of being able to work remotely come from? In response to the changes in society, so has the working environment, and right now we are seeing some changes that, a while back, were still just trends....

Understanding Health Insurance for Remote Workers

Understanding Health Insurance for Remote Workers

If you have a team of remote workers, then you probably want to consider offering them health insurance. But that’s where things get a little challenging. There are various options for providing your employees with health insurance, but not all of them are suitable...

Building Collective Intelligence in Remote Teams

Building Collective Intelligence in Remote Teams

Oftentimes managers focus on individual staff members’ skills and abilities to perform their jobs, and overlook the contribution of collective intelligence. Recent research on collective intelligence shows that it’s critical for good collaboration among team members,...

How to Encourage Politeness in the Remote Workplace

How to Encourage Politeness in the Remote Workplace

We’ve recently witnessed a large-scale transition to remote working and many companies intend to continue with remote and hybrid work models. While this certainly has many benefits, it can also be concerning when diverse teams experience rudeness and cultural or...

How to Compensate Remote Staff Located around the World

How to Compensate Remote Staff Located around the World

When you have remote teams working around the world in different countries and different areas of the world, it can be challenging to decide on how to compensate them fairly and equitably. It’s challenging because salaries for the same position vary from country to...

How to ask for flexibility in your job?

How to ask for flexibility in your job?

One of the things that people want most from a job is flexibility. This has become an even more in-demand employment perk since the start of the pandemic. People are now increasingly working from home (WFH) and many also work flexible hours. But now that many people...

9 Tips for Managing Conflict in the Remote Workplace

9 Tips for Managing Conflict in the Remote Workplace

Managing workplace conflicts can be challenging, but when you’re working remotely then it becomes even more complex. Workplace conflicts can have serious effects on staff morale, efficiency, collaboration, retention rates, and employee engagement. And because of the...

How to Manage Successful Hybrid Meetings

How to Manage Successful Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid meetings are here to stay and we need to find ways to manage them effectively so as to optimise collaboration, communication and productivity. Hybrid meetings are ones where at least one meeting participant joins remotely, while others are onsite in the office....

Cybersecurity Tips for Remote Working

Cybersecurity Tips for Remote Working

Whether you’re a digital nomad, a full-time or occasional remote worker, or you manage remote working teams, if you are working from home (WFH) then cybersecurity should be at the forefront of your business priorities. Since the seismic shift towards more remote work...

How to Evaluate the Performance of Your Remote Staff

How to Evaluate the Performance of Your Remote Staff

Remote work has become the new norm for millions around the world, since the advent of the global pandemic. Finding ways to effectively evaluate your remote staff’s performance is therefore an increasingly important aspect of both business and human resources’...

Why Introverts Excel at Working Remotely

Why Introverts Excel at Working Remotely

In many facets of life – both social and professional – extroverts are praised and often times also rewarded for their outgoing behavior and charisma. The traits associated with extroverts usually are seen as positive and those that should be celebrated as it portrays...

The Future of Managing Remote Employees

The Future of Managing Remote Employees

The global pandemic has dramatically and rapidly changed the nature of work for many companies around the world. It has been a catalyst for a worldwide transition to remote work and hybrid work models in many sectors. Before the advent of COVID-19, many companies had...

How to Create the Perfect Remote Work Policy

How to Create the Perfect Remote Work Policy

Major global shifts towards working remotely, means that many companies are transitioning quite rapidly to having a remote workforce. As a result, many companies haven’t had time to give thought to creating a remote working policy. Your company probably already has...

Why Your Company Needs A Head of Remote Work

Why Your Company Needs A Head of Remote Work

With technology advancing at such a rapid rate, particularly in how we communicate with each other, it’s perhaps not very surprising that increasingly more companies are embracing remote work. However, since 2020 the timeline of the implementation of remote work...

Tips on Retaining Your Remote Staff

Tips on Retaining Your Remote Staff

With the rise of remote working, and digital nomadism becoming a new norm, many employers are looking for ways to retain their remote staff. There is a large amount of effort that goes into hiring the best possible person for each job role. But once you’ve got new...

Switching to a Hybrid Work Model

Switching to a Hybrid Work Model

Before 2020, remote working in any capacity was not a widespread occurrence. For most workers, it was rare or even not possible at all. But since then, there has been a paradigm shift regarding the standard office model. There was a realization across many industries...

Designing the Perfect Workstation at Home

Designing the Perfect Workstation at Home

Increasing numbers of people are transitioning to working from home, and knowing how to design the perfect workstation at home is now even more important. Whether you’re a digital nomad, remote worker, or your company is offering its employees the option of working...

How To Set Goals With Remote Staff

How To Set Goals With Remote Staff

Managers of remote staff who are dispersed across the world, need to find effective ways of setting goals and monitoring their achievement. Because technology has changed so rapidly and enabled the expansion of remote work, it’s becoming more commonplace to have teams...

How to Succeed in Your Remote Job Interview

How to Succeed in Your Remote Job Interview

Remote hiring is becoming commonplace around the world and remote workers (whether freelancers or remote employees) need to master the skills needed to succeed in remote job interviews. The job interview process starts from the minute you submit your application. You...

Tips for Successfully Recruiting Remote Staff

Tips for Successfully Recruiting Remote Staff

When you open your company up to recruiting remote workers from around the world, you benefit from widening the scope of your talent pool. Compared with fixed-location jobs, remote jobs can be done from anywhere in the world. That means the number of possible...

Why Team Building is so Important for Remote Staff

Why Team Building is so Important for Remote Staff

Whether your team consists of virtual nomads or people who work from a fixed location, it’s important that you invest time in managing, supporting, and developing your team. This is something that many companies neglect - either because they feel they are too busy, or...

14 Top Virtual Team Building Ideas for Remote Teams

14 Top Virtual Team Building Ideas for Remote Teams

If you manage a remote team of employees or freelancers, then you’re probably keen to find ways of keeping them motivated, connected and productive. Virtual team building events are a great way of doing just that. Team building also gives staff the chance to get to...

How to Transition to Remote Working

How to Transition to Remote Working

As 2020 showed us, way more jobs can be done remotely. It turned out that we continued on the 9-5 office grind just because it was considered the norm. While flexible hours are still being discussed (even though there are loads of benefits of flexible hours for both...

14 Tips to Prevent Remote Working Burnout

14 Tips to Prevent Remote Working Burnout

For many people, being able to work remotely - and escaping the confines of a cubicle or open office - seems like a dream. It has been talked about as a way to boost job satisfaction, reduce stress, and even increase productivity. But what used to be seen as a perk is...