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Top 27 Sites to Find Remote Jobs Online in 2021

Even before the pandemic, the demand for remote work was growing rapidly. Just by looking at Google search trends over the past decade, you will see that more and more people have expressed interest in finding remote jobs online. A recent Buffer survey revealed that 99% of the respondents wanted to keep working remotely, at […]

Does a Clean Desk Policy Matter in Remote Work?

Global Workplace Analytics predicts that 25-30% of US employees will continue working remotely multiple days a week even as COVID-19 infections slow down. Indeed, this setup brings several benefits to employees and business owners. However, we’re working within a big data culture that is riddled with data breaches and security risks. According to the Verizon […]

7 Crucial Features of Time Tracking Tools You Should Be Aware Of

Time tracking software is essential to keep tabs on time spent on projects and assignments and produce comprehensive timesheets for budgeting project expenses, charging clients, tackling payroll, invoicing, and much more.  However, with many time tracking tools available in the market, how can you choose the best one for your establishment? How do you know […]

Trello vs Asana: Which Is the Best Project Management Software?

It’s impossible not to encounter Trello and Asana when you’re looking for the best project management app to use for your team. Both of them are considered to be freemium tools that make organizing and delegating tasks easier. These two are industry giants, with Trello being the preferred tool by Google and Adobe and Asana […]

14 Best Low-Stress Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

What if we told you some jobs pay insanely well while offering a relaxing environment? If it sounds too good to be true, we’ve got some news for you! There are a host of high paying positions that also tend to offer a stress-free working environment. According to a 2016 survey by Harvard T.H. Chan School of […]

FLSA Rule 3: Unauthorized Overtime Threats to Businesses

It has been over eight decades since the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) was enacted in America. The law introduced the concept of overtime pay, which compelled companies to compensate their employees for time worked exceeding 40 hours per week. According to the FLSA section 785.11, “work not requested but suffered or permitted is work […]

Work from Home (WFH) Movement: What Is Its Relevance in Today’s Society?

Before, having your couch as your office and the length of your hallway as your daily commute was just a dream. However, we live amidst the reality of COVID-19, isolation, and social distancing. Indeed, WFH or work from home is no longer a dream for many. What’s more, remote work arrangements are likely to stay. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Overtime

The Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) contains stipulations regarding overtime wages. Nonexempt employees who are compensated on an hourly basis must receive overtime pay for work exceeding 40 hours per week. The amount should be one and a half of their regular hourly rate. Let’s say you’re paid $13 an hour and in a […]

Teleworking: What it Is, its Benefits and Challenges

Teleworking has been gaining traction due to its many benefits for employers and employees alike. For instance, it can reduce the costs of running a business – companies could save up to $11,000 annually for each employee that works half-time. When you hear the word ‘telework’, you might think it entails working on your telephone. […]

10 Effective Ways to Maintain Employee Motivation

As a manager, you realize that a team that stays motivated is a highly effective one. An employee who loves her job and the work environment is highly likely to put all her energy, effort, and commitment into her work. You already know the negative effects of disengaged employees – low morale, reduced productivity, and […]

8 Jobs for People Who Want to Travel

Many of us are familiar with working 9-to-5 jobs. We go home exhausted at the end of the day, and then get a measly 2-week vacation per year. Working while traveling is a fantasy that many people don’t believe is real. However, it’s possible to live this wonderful dream. You don’t have to go through […]

How to Overcome Procrastination: 6 Effective Methods for Improving your Productivity

You know you’re supposed to work on a project. However, instead of getting started, you loaf around your inbox and social media apps. You simply don’t feel like doing anything. What is procrastination for an average remote employee? Well, it starts with the simple thought that you still have time. You put off important tasks […]

Paying Employees “Under the Table”: Is it Worth the Risk?

Most employers pay their employees via check or direct deposit. These payments are usually documented, which aids in handy when assessing the financial state of an organization or proving compliance with employment laws. However, some employers just don’t want to go through the hassle of processing payrolls every few weeks. Others can’t afford to pay […]

Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Digital Nomad

Are you a travel addict who seeks adventures in far-off countries? Amidst the drudgery of daily work, you imagine white-sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters beckoning your name. If you’re a travel junkie, the idea of becoming a digital nomad will likely be alluring to you. You’re not alone in dreaming about exploring wonderful destinations […]