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

The difference between CSV and XLS formats

In the corporate world, competition for higher positions is exclusive in-house. However, once you decide to enter the wild jungles of freelancing, the fight for survival becomes even more fierce. Essentially, you’re going against millions of remote workers around the world. Now, if you want a good roof over your head and you want to […]

Should You Grow a Beard? 7 Top Reasons Why Male Freelancers and Remote Employees Grow Beards

There comes a time in every man’s life when he asks himself, “Should I grow a beard?” When you used to fight for your survival in the corporate jungle, you envied every bearded man you encounter on the street. You’re probably one of the few people in the office who signed the secret petition to […]

60 Icebreaker Questions for Almost Any Business Situation

The human brain is wired to make snap judgments about strangers. In fact, someone you meet for the first time needs just seven seconds to categorize you as a friend or foe and start interacting with you accordingly. That would be all well and good if you were living in a cave and hunting woolly mammoths […]

The Best Team Building Games for Remote Workers

You’re managing a remote team—good for you! You’ve saved yourself from the expensive cost of renting a brick-and-mortar office. Now, if you’re thinking that you’re also spared from building relationships with your employees, you are dead wrong! Remember that you are still dealing with living, breathing beings that have emotions and souls. Instead of occasionally […]

Employee Burnout Is a Critical Workplace Challenge

Bell Labs of the 20th century gave the world the transistor, the fax machine, the communication satellite, the solar battery, and nine Nobel Prizes. Not to mention Claude Shannon’s theory of information, which had impact on everything digital – from Voyager’s mission into deep space to the development of the Internet. Its secret? Bell Labs […]

The Pros and Cons of Listening to Music While Working and Studying

Many surgeons around the world prefer playing music while working in the operating room. Doing so helps them stay focused on what they do and keep them calm during their stressful job. As a remote employee or a freelancer, you may not necessarily be saving lives every day. However, you could still use a little […]

The Best Gifts for People Who Work from Home [UPDATED 2021 LIST]

“Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun!” So many remote workers are tired of hearing this response when they tell people that their home is their office. Working in your pajamas is not all sunshine and rainbows! Freelancers could still use a little boost, especially amidst isolation and distractions brought by this year. So, […]

Warning: You Are Losing Money by not Not Using a Time Tracker

You’ve turned every financial document upside down, but things just don’t add up. For some mystical reason, your company is not making the money it’s supposed to. Well, the reason may not be secretly hidden somewhere in Middle-earth with the elves and hobbits. You don’t even have to search far and wide to know why […]

Employee Time Theft: The Samurai Way to Stop It

“I’m working on it and I will send it to you soon.” “Oh, it slipped my mind!” “I’ll start working on that within a few minutes.” “I’m sorry, I don’t have enough time to do that.” You’ve probably heard at least some of these statements from one or two of your employees. Unfortunately, no matter […]

10 kick-ass tips to help you stay focused while working remotely

Let’s face it, working remotely sounds like the perfect job situation. As long as you meet your deadlines, you can pretty much do what you like, when you like, where you like. Sleep in until late? Check!Work in your pyjamas? Check!Work from anywhere that has good internet? Check!Have breakfast cereal for lunch? Check!Nap whenever you […]

8 Steps to Flawlessly Introduce a Time Tracker to Your Team

Introducing a time tracker is more of an uphill struggle than a walk in the park. You get either so much love or so much hate from the employees when you present a new practice to them. Things shouldn’t turn out bad, right? After all, you’ve done your research and you’ve chosen the perfect time […]

The 4 Biggest Time Tracker Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

We all don’t like it when there’s a new system or program to implement at work. “Alright, time to make my freelancers hate me,” remarks the boss sarcastically. “What a treat! Another instrument of torment in the nine circles of hell,” thinks the freelancer. Time tracking can be inconvenient for both parties at first, but […]

5 Ways Time Trackers Can Help You Find the Love of Your Life

Are you so swamped with work that you’ve almost given up on finding love? Well, you’re not alone in thinking that the concept of “the one” might be a myth. But consider what a great philosopher by the name of Ted Mosby once said: “Love doesn’t make sense. You can’t logic your way into or […]

5 Things You Can Learn From Buddhist Monks About Time Tracking

“Buddhist monks seem to live simple lives of tranquility and peace, unfettered by the trappings of modern life.“ Service and prayer ensure monks live harmonious lives, dedicated to helping others in order to help themselves achieve enlightenment. While it might seem a bit of a stretch that a time tracking app can help you achieve […]