7 effective tips for remote workers

Remote work is becoming increasingly popular. According to the State of the Remote Job Marketplace report from FlexJobs , 3.9 million US employees, or 2.9% of the total US workforce, work from home at least half of the time. Experts predict that in the next 10 years, this number will grow to more than one third of the US workforce. The Owl Labs Global State of Remote Work reports that employees who work remotely at least once a month are 24% happier than those who never work remotely. As a remot...
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5 ways to bond with co-workers who live in other cities

Building strong, positive relationships at work can make us more productive, more creative and happier in our jobs. While many of us enjoy the benefits of remote working, we also miss out on the day-to-day interactions we'd have in a shared workplace. And it's these opportunities for building rapport that help us bond with our co-workers. Although it presents a challenge for remote teams, especially those spread across geographical boundaries and time zones, it's important to make sure everyone ...
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The dark side of inflexibility

Managed properly, flexible working can be as good for employers as it is for employees and companies that aren't embracing the trend toward remote working may find it increasingly difficult to attract and retain top talent. That's not to say that remote working is always plain sailing however—especially for digital nomads who travel the world, living and working remotely in different locations for several weeks or months at a time. In this article, Mark Frary explores how inflexibility can make ...
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How coworking impacts innovation for startups and small businesses in the U.K.

Coworking has become a way of life for many startups, freelancers, remote teams and individual employees with flexible working arrangements. And the coworking market shows no signs of slowing down, writes Jo Gifford. Research shows an average annual growth rate of 24.2 percent since 2007 and forecasts estimate 30,432 spaces and 5.1 million paid coworking members worldwide by 2022. In this article, Gifford explores the myriad benefits of coworking, for businesses and individuals alike, and how it...
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9 ways to manage your remote workers easily and effectively

The number of people working remotely is rising as more organizations recognize the benefits and embrace the technology that facilitates it. By reducing the need for office space, remote working cuts your costs. It also gives you access to a wider talent pool and allows you to stay open for business across different time zones. However, while your employees may be enjoying greater flexibility over when and where they work, you may be concerned about managing them effectively ...
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To tap into hidden talent pools, you need to know how to build a remote team

When you limit your team to working in one central location, you limit yourself to fishing in a small, local talent pool. Employing remote workers on the other hand allows you to tap into a vast talent pool around the world. Although remote working is becoming more commonplace, there are some unique challenges to working with geographically dispersed teams. "There's no doubt that when you work with remote teams, the relationship with your workforce changes. But creating successful distributed te...
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