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Here Is Everything You Need To Make Your Conference Calls Not Suck

Follow these steps if you want to stop shouting “Can you move closer to the mic!?” The phrase many remote workers dread the most: “Let’s jump on a conference call.” Read Full Story

15? ?mistakes to avoid? ?when managing a remote team

Thanks to advancements in technology, the demand for remote workers continues to grow. Some simply need to telecommute part of the week in order to better manage life and work needs. Others work from anywhere in the world, offering unique skill sets that companies can leverage. Show More Summary

Workers' lawsuit accuses ritzy Terranea Resort of wage theft

Workers at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes have sued the ritzy hotel, contending they aren’t paid for the time they spend waiting to get uniforms before each shift and being driven on a bus from a remote parking lot. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, names...

These digital nomads have ditched the 9-to-5 work life

Thanks to the internet you no longer have a boss. Instead, remote workers provide clients with services directly.

THE PROS AND CONS OF A REMOTE WORKFORCE

Some of your employees want to be part of the remote workforce. Here are some things to consider. Half of all workers will be working remotely by 2020. Working from home has become more common and in fact, the 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce Report reported that the remote workforce has...

17 Things You Need to Know About Remote Work

Just because someone is working from home doesn’t mean they’re sitting in front of their TV watching Netflix in their pajamas. Recent research has found that remote workers are actually more productive than employees who head into the office every day. Show More Summary

10 Affordable Tech Tools to Manage Remote Workers

Employees who work remotely can be tough for employers to manage, unless they have the right tools. In 2016, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent time working remotely, according to a New York Times report on a Gallup poll. For a small business owner, there are several benefits to hiring remote workers. Startups can save...

7 Creative Ways to Show Remote Workers You Care

In a regular office, you can always show your employees that you like them by praising them in person or patting them on the back—literally. In a remote work environment, showing your workers that you care can require a little more effort. The good thing is that it’s easy to make your remote workers feel...

MIT Remotely Operates Robots with Oculus Rift VR

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

Not everyone is as lucky as me: Some jobs require workers to wear a uniform and leave their house every day. But what if manufacturing tasks, like maneuvering machinery, could be completed remotely? […] The post MIT Remotely Operates Robots with Oculus Rift VR appeared first on Geek.com.

Strategies to keep remote workers engaged, from Skype to pizza

Technology has made it easier for employees to work anywhere, and the percentage working off-site continues to grow. From 2012 to 2016, the percentage of employees doing at least some of their work remotely grew from 39 percent to 43 percent, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report.

3 Modern Tools for Managing Remote Workers

Remote workers are quickly becoming a staple of modern companies. However, a distributed workforce raises concerns for firms that are dipping their toe in for the first time. How do you manage a team of individuals who are working in...Show More Summary

How to Create a Productive Work Environment for Remote Employees

Grey cubicles. Fluorescent lighting. Obnoxiously loud (and large) printer/fax/copier machines. It’s the stuff of nightmares for many workers and managers alike. And it’s often the opposite of a productive work environment. In an effort to make the office more welcoming, companies have been rethinking and redesigning their spaces. Cut-off cubicles have been replaced by more...

A Critical Leadership Skill: Managing a Remote Workforce

The 9-to-5 workweek in the office is quickly becoming obsolete. Remote workers are more common, but some companies aren’t embracing the trend. Early in 2017, IBM announced that all remote workers would now have to work in one of its six main offices around the United States. Any employee who refused would be terminated, and employees didn’t...

How one healthcare initiative is using tech to train health workers in remote villages

Healthcare is among one of the hottest topics circulating around the world right now. It’s an issue that no single person can solve on their own — a frustrating detail for those in critical need of help. One CEO is tired of the inaction...Show More Summary

The Ultimate Work-From-Home Checklist For People Who Are Always In The Office

Not exactly an experienced remote worker? Don’t sweat it. Lots of companies offer generous flexible and remote work policies–but maybe your company isn’t one of them. For the most part (and for better or worse), people work from their desks in the office, ducking out only for the occasional doctor’s appointment or to pick up a sick kid from school. Read Full Story

Why Online Etiquette In Remote Workplaces Matters

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of U.S. home-based employment increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015. Many remote workers come from the management, business, financial, writing and education fields. 68% of U.S. Show More Summary

4 strategies to build a company culture of employee engagement in a virtual workplace

As the number of Americans who work remotely continues to increase, business owners and managers are finding that keeping workers engaged in a virtual environment can present some challenges. A recent Gallup poll found that only 30 percent of workers who work exclusively from home or mobile devices are engaged with their jobs, compared to...

How to Maximize Productivity With Your Remote Workforce

usinesses have more freedom to source the very best workers today, rather than simply hiring candidates from their local talent pool. The proliferation of online project-management tools, file-sharing software, and various communication platforms make remote working far easier than ever. Show More Summary

Irish start-up Abodoo hopes to benefit remote workers around the world

With more and more people now working from home, Abodoo – a new global jobs platform – comes to the fore. The world of work is changing, and one of the major areas where this transformation is taking hold is remote working. Abodoo is an Irish company that wants to harness this change.

The Best Cities For Remote Workers, Based On Cost, Community And Overall Livability

According to a 2015 poll, Colorado actually had the highest percentage of full-time telecommuters in the entire United States

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