Remote Workers

Top Workplace Trends You Should Embrace in 2020

As the business landscape has evolved, new technologies and economic changes have shaped the way people do business and has inevitably affected the workplace. Only ten years ago, the technology and benefits that modern innovative workspaces offer today seemed impossible, and working from home was reserved only for freelancers and contractors. Employers who want to keep pace … [Read more...]

Transitioning to Remote Work? How to Optimize Your Home for Business

Have you suddenly found yourself working from home for the first time? Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic currently sweeping the world, many office workers are finding themselves in the same position. When you’re used to working from an office, transitioning to working from your spare room, kitchen, or sofa can be tricky because it isn’t always everything that it’s … [Read more...]

How Going Green Can Grow Your Business

Running a business is expensive, and with the economic uncertainty of today, it’s important that businesses do everything that they can to be in control of their spending. One of the most effective ways to do that is to “go green,” and take steps to make your office functions more sustainable and energy efficient. Not only is going green the right thing to do to help prevent … [Read more...]

Coronavirus Is Making Organizations Rethink Their Remote Working Policies

Coronavirus is top concern for many organizations right now, and it is making them think through — or rethink — their remote working policies. The outbreak, also known as COVID-19, has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend staying home or working remotely to prevent the spread of disease. It is hard to anticipate what could happen next, as the … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Small Businesses Need to Offer Remote Working

By 2028, almost three quarters (73%) of all departments will have remote workers, according to Upwork’s Future Workplace Report. Remote working is rapidly shifting from a sought-after perk to a workplace standard for businesses concerned with attracting and keeping the best talent. Surveys and reports tell us time and again that both employees and employers have much to … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Support the Working Moms in Your Small Business

If you’re a small business owner, you know how vital each member of your staff is to your daily operations—in some ways, your compact, cohesive work unit becomes its own kind of family. You want to keep that work-family unit functioning as efficiently and effectively as possible, and that means keeping team members happy and satisfied in their careers. Chances are you’re … [Read more...]

How to Cut Costs as a Small Business

Small businesses tend to have small margins. That’s the nature of cozy companies, but small firms also have unique advantages. Unburdened by large corporate structures and procedures, small entrepreneurships have the culture and flexibility to compete for talent or experiment with cost savings. In small businesses, successful solutions can affect the entire company, not just … [Read more...]

Are Remote Employees Really Better for Your Business?

Modern workers have come to expect more flexibility in how they do their jobs. In order for businesses to be family-friendly, they need to allow employees to work a looser schedule than in the past. This creates some worries for employers. Will the necessary work still get done? What is the best way to provide oversight for remote workers? In the right situation, using remote … [Read more...]

Secrets to Improve Collaboration in Remote Teams

In a survey conducted in 2017, 43% of American workers reported that they spent at least some time working remotely. As more employees and organizations embrace the remote working model, it has given way to some unique challenges. Buffer (an organization with 100% remotely working employees), conducted research into the many challenges associated with the remote working … [Read more...]

Top Games to Skyrocket your Remote Team’s Productivity

Building a healthy, happy, productive team is easier when you all work in the same office, but what if you all work remotely? Team building becomes much harder when you rarely see one another. Occasional team building events can bring a team together, but how do you keep that going after the event? By playing games, that’s how. We all know that a happy staff is a productive … [Read more...]