Struggling to hire a developer? Here’s our three step guide to remote hiring

Remote workers are the fastest growing work category in the US according to data from Global Workplace Analytics. That doesn’t include the self-employed, by the way. Most remote employees work for companies with over 100 staff. We’re not surprised remote hiring is on the up. We’ve been telling people for years that their back yard […]

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Making Remote Team Members into Managers

Whenever bloggers or journalists write about the pros and cons of remote working, the lists are pretty similar. They’re all subjects that we’ve discussed in depth on this blog, whether it’s the increase in productivity, or having access to global talent on the plus side. Or coping with some of the concerns about distributed teams […]

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Adding New Teams Into Your Remote Process

So, you’ve come to your senses and decided to hire a developer or two to work on your next project remotely. Congratulations! You’ve just made a decision that puts you on a pathway to software development nirvana. We firmly believe that remote developers are the future. You’ll soon be seeing the benefits of hiring a […]

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Is Your Team’s Productivity Suffering Through Cold Season? Hire a Remote Developer!

It is every manager’s worst nightmare. With a big project deadline looming, one of your best developers starts sneezing. They struggle on, coming into the office doped up on cold remedies. The air is full of the heady scent of menthol. However, they just aren’t working to their usual standard. Then you get the inevitable […]

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How to Interview Remote Team Members

Telecommuting is on the rise. Some high profile companies have turned their backs on working from home. Others are increasingly turning to remote workers to answer their staffing problems. We’re the first to admit that remote working isn’t right for every role, or every company. We do believe that, if you take having a remote […]

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A Freelance Developer Won’t Give you the results you need – here’s what you can do about it

If you don’t have the personnel on-site for a project, you need to find them from somewhere. There are plenty of websites out there promising to connect you with the best freelance talent around the world. Certainly, you can find a freelancer developer who will do a fantastic job; but finding the right person can […]

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Research vs Experience

Research vs Experience: How do studies on remote working compare to reality?

At DistantJob we’ve gained our expertise in remote working the hard way. We don’t just specialise in finding the best global talent for your software development, but we work remotely ourselves. When we talk about how to manage distributed teams it’s because we’ve been there, done that and got the the t-shirt. Naturally, we keep […]

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Why Home is Best for Developers

Why Home is Best for Developers

We’re a remote technical recruitment agency. We’re specialists. We’re not as optimistic as those other recruitment agencies who think you’re going to have the very best talent right on your doorstep. We’re pragmatists who think that’s probably unlikely, and if you want to find the very best people? You must look all over the world. […]

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Is Working from Home a Perk?

Is Working from Home a Perk?

One of my pet bugbears about working from home is how many people miss out the ‘working’ part when they think about what your day. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been invited to daytime social gatherings and friends have looked put out when I’ve said no. The unspoken question is written […]

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Remote Employee Engagement Ideas

Let’s get engaged! Remote Employee Engagement Ideas

If you want a genuinely supercharged software development team, you’ll choose remote workers. You’ll use Agile development methodology.  And you’ll invest time in team bonding. We’ve talked about all these topics before, but there’s one other layer of sprinkles you can put on your remote working cupcake. Remote employee engagement. Need some ideas? Read on. […]

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