How startups can build a successful culture for remote teams

You probably know how important it is for employee morale and long-term employee retention to build a positive company culture.And, you probably have a wheelhouse full of tools. But, what do you do when it comes to your remote teams?It is possible to enhance your company culture remotely. It simply takes a bit of effort and ingenuity.In this article, we look at how startups can build a successful culture for remote teams.Hire the right teamYour positive company culture starts when you do your du...
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3 ways strong leaders can support work-from-home employees

Though remote work has risen steadily in recent years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, full-time work from home is still a surprisingly new concept for more than two-thirds of Americans. And managing a staff virtually calls for a modified mindset, perhaps more than many leaders understand or appreciate, especially during a global pandemic.  [Read full article on Entrepreneur]  
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What you need to know about taxes for remote workers

As a startup, you probably know the benefits of hiring the best employees, and sometimes this means hiring across state lines and even international boundaries.Hiring remote workers is win-win for both of you – the employee can continue to work in their hometown, and you get the most qualified team members.But employing remote workers does come with its own special needs. In this article we look at what you need to know about taxes for remote workers. Guidelines for remote workers outside y...
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Working remotely during coronavirus


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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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Small businesses and flexibility: The rise of the remote worker

Cloud technology is shaping new ways of working and offering employees greater flexibility over when and where they work. And companies that offer flexible hours and remote working not only become more adaptable and responsive; they're also more likely to attract and retain top talent than companies with a rigid nine-to-five workday. Here, Damian Hanson explores some of the ways cloud solutions, including telephony systems, communication apps, and product management tools can help startups and s...
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The 15 best cities for remote working – global index

Remote working is growing in popularity. For many people it means not having to relocate for a new job. For others, it means being able to relocate to anywhere in the world without having to change jobs. And for some, it means being able to work while travelling the world as a fully-fledged digital nomad. There are a few things to consider before packing your bags to work abroad. To help you choose your ideal destination, this blog post ranks the top 15 cities in the world for remote w...
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Working across borders: Why Estonia is launching a visa for digital nomads

Estonia has a thriving startup ecosystem and an e-residency system that already makes it easy for anyone to start and run a business there. And now the government is developing a new visa for digital nomads. The new visa, being introduced next year, makes it easier to live in the country for up to a year—and in Schengen Area countries for up to 90 days—while working remotely. Karoli Hindriks, CEO of international job search platform Jobbatical, shares here how this and other government ...
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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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