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Remote Work Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts of Navigating the Virtual Workplace

The shift in the job market due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been historic. Effectively, millions of employees around the world found themselves struggling with remote work. The transition hasn’t been easy since there’s no clear-cut manual for remote working. Now that many businesses are operating remotely, the rules have changed with the shift in […]

Work-from-Home Music to Boost Productivity

Whether or not remote work was an operational priority for businesses, the setup has become essential for the survival of most companies these days. After all, social distancing and quarantining are among the proven techniques for curbing pandemics and outbreaks. Now, if you want to keep your momentum flowing and maintain your productivity, you need […]

How to Create Digital Signatures for Remote Work

Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, more companies have moved at least part of their business online. Remote conferencing tools like Zoomnde, remote time trackers like Traqq, and cloud-based productivity tools like Microsoft 365 are all the rage right now. Doing business online allows organizations to keep running despite the social distancing directives that mean many […]

The Pros and Cons of Introducing a 9/80 Work Schedule in Your Workplace [List for 2021]

Recent studies on workplace productivity have shown that flexibility over full-time working hours improves staff morale, workplace culture and productivity, not lessens it. Staff that have connected autonomy — that is, they have greater control over the where, when and how of managing their time and workloads while still feeling like they are an integral […]

Can Home Office Plants Boost Workplace Productivity?

Working from home may bring comfort and convenience, but it also means you’ll look at the same view day after day. Pretty soon, you’ll understand why your dog chews the furniture while you’re gone. Of course, having a monotonous environment can be debilitating to your creativity and productivity. Thankfully, there is an easy way to […]

12 Time Management Tips to Rock Your World [2022]

Time is the only thing you can spend where you can have nothing to show for it. We’ve all been sucked down the rabbit hole of social media, only to emerge minutes, if not hours later, knowing that other than looking at Robert Downey Junior memes or stalking your high school sweet heart, nothing much […]

Ways to Improve Productivity by Breathing Easier

As businesses worldwide consider telecommuting, more and more employees are experiencing working remotely for the first time. Since they were used to working in the office, most of them are having difficulties adapting to the new conditions. Working from home offers flexibility, but that does not mean it’s a walk in the park. If you […]

[Virtual Payment Comparisons 2022]: PayPal vs Payoneer vs TransferWise vs Bitwage

Managing a remote team gives you several advantages in terms of convenience. For one, you don’t have to go through the hassle of visiting a bank just to process your payment. No matter where your freelancer is in the world, you can pay them right in the comfort of your home. You don’t even have […]

The 5 Stages of Team Development You Need to Know

Get work colleagues together to talk team development or group dynamics, and you’ll invariably hear someone utter the phrase: forming, storming, norming and performing and subsequently start an analysis of where particular group is on the scale. (There is also adjourning, but this is usually left out because everyone forgets about it. Understandable, because the […]

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring and Managing Freelancers

Freelancers offer a new dynamic and an abundance of talent to a business. Whether you’re running a startup or an established company, adding freelancers to the team reduces overhead costs while increasing productivity. The flexibility of hiring these new contractors on a short-term basis and the potential benefits make it an attractive venture for organizations. […]

Top 7 Time Tracking Apps for iPhone [List 2021]

Time management is the number one burning issue in most workplaces. A company that doesn’t manage its time well simply won’t be able to compete with its rivals in the marketplace. Its productivity will be undermined by inefficient work practices and will finally hit bottom. Hard work has been replaced by smart work. It is […]

How to Survive Your Coronavirus Home Quarantine While Working

With the World Health Organization officially declaring the Coronavirus a pandemic, companies around the globe are forced to take their businesses to their homes. The threat is undeniably alarming, which is why it is important to follow protocols for home quarantine to flatten the curve. Remote workers won’t find this inconvenient, especially since they are […]

The pros and cons of raising the minimum wage in 2022 [And why you should]

In most — if not all — developed countries in the world, there is a minimum wage in place to protect workers, and these protections are usually enshrined in federal industrial relations laws. Minimum wage varies from country to country, state to state, and even city to city, with local laws and federal laws sometimes […]

The Best Tech Websites for 2022

As the demand for telecommuters continues to rise, more and more people are opting to join the market. There may be plenty of job opportunities out there for remote workers, but often, the number of freelancers outnumber them. The competition has become fierce that when you observe the marketplace, it’ll seem like you’re watching National […]