Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

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Job Skills Over Degree: The Rise of Remote New Collar Workers

The employment landscape has undergone some significant developments in the last decade or so. Obviously, there’s the shifts in employee priorities, brought on by economic turmoil and the COVID-19 pandemic. Not to mention that remote and hybrid working practices are becoming increasingly prominent. But, a fresh “collar” designation has also emerged recently: new collar workers….

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60 Team Building Questions for Remote Workers

It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about 5 remote team members, or 50, it takes effort for coworkers (and managers!) to get acquainted with each other. There’s no physical water cooler, no collaborative stand-up meetings, or long lunches to help facilitate togetherness. It’s incredibly important to have a bond with your remote team members, and…

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Interview Questions for Remote Employees

I estimate that I’ve interviewed a couple hundred remote workers in the last 15 years. Some were for long, permanent jobs. Others were for one-off projects that only lasted a couple of months. Regardless of the exact situation, good questions are the centerpiece of an interview. In this post I want to dive into some…

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Remote Managers: Do You Have These 10 “Helicopter Boss” Traits?

When the world went remote, managers with a traditional background were affected in very unique ways. They went from a world of seeing their employees in person every day, to not seeing anyone for months at a time. For your average 45+ year-old manager, this was (and continues to be) quite the culture shock. Unfortunately,…

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Sample Remote Work Offer Letter [TEMPLATE]

As the saying goes, “change is the only constant,” and nowhere is this truer than in the dynamic landscape of work. Picture this: just a few short years ago, the idea of remote work was a far-off vision, a promising possibility that was probably going to take decades to be fully accepted (still might). But…

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How to Build Trust Within Your Remote Team

In the realm of remote work, where face-to-face interactions are replaced by screens and physical distance can span continents, building trust becomes both a challenge and a necessity. Trust is the invisible thread that weaves individuals into a cohesive team, fostering collaboration, driving productivity, and nurturing a positive work culture, even when separated by thousands…

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8 Non-Tech Remote Jobs

Updated: 5/19/2023 Let’s clear something up right off the bat: remote work isn’t only for tech wizards and coding gurus. While it’s true that the digital revolution has opened up a world of tech-related remote jobs, there’s plenty of room for folks who aren’t necessarily tech-savvy. So, if you’re an older individual, retired, or just…

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12 Asynchronous Remote Jobs and Where to Find Them

We all know that remote work is on the rise, and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s become the norm for many of us. More and more people are discovering the wonders of asynchronous work, which offers even more flexibility and freedom in our daily lives. If you’re ready to…

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What is Semi-Retirement?

Have you ever dreamed of cutting back on work hours to pursue your passions or travel the world, but you’re not quite ready to hang up your hat completely? You’re not alone. Many remote workers are discovering the beauty of semi-retirement. In this post, we’ll dive into what semi-retirement means, how to plan for it…

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New Horizons: Exciting Remote Jobs for Former Teachers

Teachers possess a wealth of skills, knowledge, and experience that can be applied to a variety of career opportunities. As former educators seek new professional challenges or desire a change of pace, there are numerous paths available to leverage their expertise. This article explores exciting remote career options for former teachers, highlighting the job description,…

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Overnight Remote Jobs That Aren’t Overly-Specialized

Are you a night owl looking for remote work opportunities that align with your nocturnal tendencies? Well, you’re in luck! There’s a wide range of remote jobs that are often done during the wee hours, allowing you to make the most of your time while the rest of the world is fast asleep. In this…

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How to Run a Hybrid Zoom Meeting

In our ever-evolving world, where remote work and wanderlust go hand-in-hand, hybrid Zoom meetings have become the lifeblood of our tribe. Juggling work and travel requires us to master the fine art of connecting with colleagues near and far, all while enjoying the perks of our nomadic and semi-nomadic lifestyle. So, strap on your backpack,…

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What’s Included in a Remote Worker Agreement? [TEMPLATE]

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, remote work is becoming an increasingly popular and viable option for companies and their employees. As a manager overseeing remote employees, it’s essential to understand the key components of a Remote Work Agreement to ensure a seamless and productive working relationship. A well-structured agreement can provide clarity, set expectations,…

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18 Subscription Boxes for Remote Employees (By Job Type)

Updated: 6/5/23 As the remote work trend continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to support and engage employees, no matter where they’re located. One innovative way to do this is by providing subscription boxes that tend to be tailored to their specific job roles. This shows that there has been a time investment…

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How to Spot Signs (and Fix) of Loneliness in Your Remote Employees

In today’s increasingly remote work landscape, feelings of loneliness and isolation have become a prevalent challenge for many employees. As organizations continue to adapt to virtual work environments, it’s crucial to address these emotional needs to ensure a healthy, engaged, and connected workforce. In this article, we will explore various strategies for identifying and addressing…

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