Traqq blog

Find the coolest tips, hottest news and the best info for local and remote teams here: from time tracking to managing freelancers and more.

Here Are 18 Companies That Have Switched to Long-Term Remote Work

Months into the pandemic, many companies were forced to allow their employees to work remotely to keep their operations going. Even so, they quickly realized the numerous benefits of the work-from-home model. With no need for premises, office equipment, and supplies, expenses were drastically reduced. Business owners also enjoyed a boost in morale and productivity […]

Working Remotely From Another State? Here Are Some Important Tax Considerations

It has been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to let their employees work from home. Naturally, many took this opportunity to go back to their home states to cut back on their expenses. However, the longer an employee works from another state, the more likely they are to face new tax […]

What Can We Learn and Adopt from Google’s Remote Work Policy?

There are many good reasons why even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Google ranks first as the happiest workplace in the US. The tech giant invests in analyzing employee behavior, which allows it to consistently improve its management practices. What’s even more impressive is how Google maintains this positive work environment across over 150 locations around […]

The Top 10 Screen Recorders of 2021

We know that images speak volumes, but videos are even more powerful. For instance, in training seminars and workshops, moving pictures captivate people more than printed materials do. Thankfully, screen capture software is available to provide you with the videos you need. With it, you can visualize the information you want to share with your […]

What Are the Best Time Clock Apps You Can Get for Free?

According to a recent Gallup survey, over half of US employees want to continue working remotely even after the pandemic has died down. Since the work-from-home movement is here to stay, organizations must continue to find efficient tools to ensure productivity in the setup. Of course, it’s important to find practical apps that will simplify […]

The 8 Best Note-Taking Apps to Try in 2021

Not long ago, note-taking used to be much simpler. You just needed to pick up a pen and paper and start jotting down your thoughts and ideas. However, we now live in the digital age, where (almost) everything can be done using a device like a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Nowadays, online note-taking via a […]

14 Must-Have Work-from-Home Tools to Improve Efficiency and Productivity

Working from home was a growing movement even before the world was hit by the coronavirus pandemic. A Switzerland-based study found that about two-thirds of the total population around the world worked remotely at least once every week. The numbers multiplied fast in 2020 as the working-from-home economy started to take shape. By mid-2020 a whopping 42 percent […]

The Best Reference Check Questions to Ask When Hiring

The hiring process is critical to the success of any business. As an HR manager, you want to find the top candidate with the right skills to bring new energy and creativity to the company. Usually, job seekers present themselves in a positive light on their resumes and during interviews.  Asking the right reference questions […]

Organizational Behavior: What Is it and Why Is It Important for a Company?

The success of a company depends on the effectiveness of the relationship between management and employees. As a manager, you’ll have a better chance of motivating your employees if you understand the motives behind their behavior. Moreover, you must learn about the impact of their actions in a working environment. Organizational behavior gives managers insights […]

Why Participating in a Federal Work-Study Job May Be Beneficial

There’s a lot of expenses to settle throughout one’s academic career. Combine that with the high cost of education, life can be quite challenging for most students. That’s why it is common to find university students looking for side hustles or participating in work-study programs. For decades, the U.S. Department of Education has been offering college students […]

Are You Wasting Productive Time Playing League of Legends?

Usually, when players choose a game, they have a rough estimate of how long it will take them to finish it. However, when it comes to online multiplayer games like League of Legends, time can become a vague concept. You don’t know for sure how long you’ll be in the queue. Indeed, there are single-player […]

Trello vs. Monday.com: Which Is the Best Option for Small Businesses?

Even those who manage a small business may experience struggles when they try to organize their workflow. Now, if you have the same problem, you’ve probably heard of Trello and Monday.com. Naturally, you’re wondering, “What’s the difference between the two?” Well, we’re here to help. In this article, we will explain the strengths and weaknesses […]

What Are the Best Apps for Tracking Your Productivity?

You never want to forget to track your work hours, especially during your peak productivity times. Thankfully, you can always rely on a time tracker to record your billable hours automatically. The tool won’t interrupt your creative flow, and it spares you from the ordeal of remembering the amount of time you’ve worked. What’s more, […]

The Importance of Offline Time Tracking

Before the pandemic, working from home sounded like a luxury to many. People only imagined cooking their food during lunch breaks or doing their laundry in between tasks. They dreamed of working remotely so that they could be spared from their loud and obnoxious co-workers. Now that a big percentage of Americans are working from […]