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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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11 Challenges of Managing Remote Employees (with Solutions!)

Updated: 5/18/2023 Are you a manager of remote employees? Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the game, managing a team of remote workers can both a challenging and rewarding experience. With the rise of remote work and the pandemic accelerating this trend, it’s becoming more important than ever for managers to learn how…

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Remote Work Etiquette: 9 Guidelines to Follow

Updated: 5/20/2023In the past few years, remote work has become a popular trend for many companies. However, not everyone is familiar with the remote work etiquette that should be followed. It’s essential to have proper communication and work habits when working remotely to ensure productivity, efficiency, and professionalism. In this article, we’ll explore nine guidelines…

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100+ Icebreaker Questions For Remote Employees (by Personality Type)

Start a new remote job? Want to get to know your remote coworkers better? Whatever your specific situation, there’s all kinds of scenarios that involve you being engaging with your coworkers that isn’t necessarily work-related. This can be difficult while remote though, so I’ve put together a list of icebreaker questions to help get that…

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12 Remote Jobs that are Perfect for College Students

As a college student, balancing work and study can be challenging, especially with traditional in-person jobs. But, thanks to the internet and modern technology, remote work opportunities have become more available and flexible. Remote jobs provide students with the flexibility to work from anywhere at their own pace, allowing them to focus on their studies…

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How Can Remote Employees Climb the Corporate Ladder?

Remote work has become the norm in many industries, and with it, the question of career advancement for remote employees has become more prevalent. Remote workers face really unique challenges when it comes to career progression, such as face-to-face networking interactions with colleagues and supervisors. However, with the right strategies and mindset, remote employees can…

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How to Have a Healthy Argument with a Remote Coworker

Remote work has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and the pandemic has ensured that this trend will continue. While working from home has many benefits, it can also present some challenges when it comes to communication and collaboration. One of the most significant challenges of remote work is how to handle disagreements…

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13 Remote Employee Appreciation Gifts to Show Your Team You Care

With the rise of remote work, it’s more important than ever to show your team how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. But with the physical distance between you and your employees, it can be difficult to find the right gifts to express your gratitude. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 13…

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How Much Maternity Leave to Expect While Working From Home

Working from home has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and it’s not uncommon for new moms to continue working remotely after giving birth. Unfortunately, because companies can be slow to act, there are a lot of unanswered questions that the in-person format doesn’t always answer in a WFH environment. Understanding maternity leave…

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Virtual Boss Day Ideas

Boss’s Day is celebrated on October 16th every year to show appreciation to bosses or managers for their leadership and support. This day provides an opportunity for employees to express gratitude for their bosses’ contributions and hard work, as well as to suck up. However, with the rise of remote work and virtual teams, it…

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How Should I List Remote Work on My Resume?

The employment landscape has changed dramatically in the past several years. The gig economy and remote work have created opportunities for flexibility, convenience, and savings for businesses and employees. But if you’re not spending your days in a cubicle, you might wonder how to list remote work on your resume. Boost Your Resume By Highlighting…

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3 Ways Employers Calculate Salaries for Remote Workers

Over the past two years, remote work has had an enormous upswing. Although remote work was already becoming more common with companies aiming to improve morale and their work environments, it now seems like the norm.  Remote jobs have transformed the way that many employees think of work; they’re more flexible and don’t come with…

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The Remote Onboarding Process

A virtual onboarding process is a way for an organization to introduce new employees to their company, culture, and colleagues remotely, typically through a combination of online tools and virtual meetings. The specific components of a virtual onboarding process will vary depending on the needs and resources of the organization, but they all have some…

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Remote Communication That’s Effective for Your Team

Communication is extremely important for remote teams. Team members won’t have the opportunity to communicate one-on-one as they would in a traditional office setting. Therefore, it is important for remote teams to establish clear and effective communication channels to ensure that all team members are able to stay informed and collaborate effectively. Once these channels…

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Stipends For Remote Workers – What You Need to Know

Stipends for remote workers can vary from unbelievably amazing, to damn near worthless. Part of the reason for this is that hiring managers and companies alike are just figuring out what works and what doesn’t. Believe it or not, it can be difficult to predict what employees from Company X vs employees from Company Y…

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Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Remote Job

Updated: 5/26/23 There are a surprising amount of questions that need to be asked when interviewing for a remote position. Probably half of them you won’t even know to ask if you haven’t ever held a remote position in the first place. There may be some obvious ones about work hours, but there are also…

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