Fact: happy staff is more productive. It’s not that we’re monsters who only care about deadlines and deliverables, it’s just that the positive side effects of happiness are a gift we’d be foolish to turn down. So here’s our quick guide on how to measure happiness – and reap the rewards!
The team at DistantJob is always trying and testing new additions to our virtual office. Our writers Angela and Ria have provided in-depth guides on the pros and cons of several tools. They cover each need that may arise when assembling a virtual office. In this piece, you’ll be able to find the full set of winners.
Do you know if you’re sending the right message? At DistantJob we’ve assembled the best need to know nonverbal cues so you can communicate with confidence.
Remote teams need the same training and professional development as onsite teams. But remote teams report they feel left out of this benefit. They often need to seek growth on their own and without financial help from the company. Online training programs such as Lynda.com and Udemy offer sound solutions to this problem. Lack Of […]
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 […]
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 […]
At the crux of successful remote work is the technology that enables it. Sure, remote work takes away the option to look over an employees’ shoulder or have an enlightening watercooler conversation. But thanks to technology, remote teams can work as seamlessly as in-office teams. Tools exist for pretty much every foreseeable circumstance that can […]
So, it’s time to fire someone. It’s often the case that it’s nice being the boss, the team leader, the manager. There’s plenty of cool stuff it brings to the table, but there are a few responsibilities that aren’t so pleasant. In over ten years managing teams, remote and local, having to fire someone tops […]
As someone who’s been working from home for three years now, I can unequivocally say that it’s fantastic. Aside from the obvious benefits of no commute, no awkward elevator chat, and getting to hang out with my dog all day long, working remotely also allows me to schedule my day as I see fit— a […]