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How to Manage Your Remote Workplace Safety Issues

The way we work has changed forever. The gig economy is here to stay, and businesses are adapting to the new reality. Employers are enjoying reduced overhead costs and increased productivity, which means more profits for their businesses. As for employees, they are enjoying a more flexible work lifestyle, are less stressed due to reduced commute […]

How to Work From Home With a Toddler: Effective and Easy-to-Apply Tips

It’s so exciting to always have your kids with you all the time, but it can interfere with your work if you don’t know how to handle it. Children are like little angels that can keep your heart warm with their play, smiles, and loud cries, but their troubles can also affect your concentration. Is […]

Locked down but not out: How a pandemic has helped the planet, our wallets and given us back our working lives [Case study 2020]

Some of the most compelling images from countries and nations that were locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic — apart from the eerily empty streets, highways and public spaces — were pictures of the Earth starting to heal. Crystal clear skies, waterways and oceans replaced polluted air, rivers and seas. Even the animals rejoiced and frolicked! If we […]

Does Remote Work Affect Your Family Life? [10 Recommendations to Keep a Healthy Work-Life Balance]

Work-life balance is how workers distribute their time to stay productive at work and take care of their personal obligations. A good work-life balance ensures that you allocate just enough time to work on projects without overworking yourself and also focus on your private life, like taking care of family, pets, and friends and attending social events.  But let’s face […]

Are Remote Workers Happier Than Office Employees?

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, government units around the world required people to stay at home. Of course, lockdowns have forced companies to move their non-essential operations to their houses. Businesses had to find ways to adapt to the situation. For many, especially those who hate the commute to their office, […]

Can Employee Time Trackers and Monitoring Software be Ethical?

A time tracking app can be a powerful tool for startups, especially those that work with remote teams. It allows managers to identify productivity leaks, underperforming projects, and hidden expenses. It promises small businesses the visibility of their needs as well as opportunities for increasing profit. Even with its numerous benefits, many still consider it […]

Top 5 Hilarious Job Interview Questions Remote Workers May Encounter

It’s not surprising why many people would want to look for opportunities in the field of remote work. Buffer’s 2019 State of Remote Work revealed that employees see the flexible schedule and location independence as some of the biggest benefits of the setup. With COVID-19 still making waves across the globe, health safety has been added to the […]

Is Overtime an Opportunity or a Form of Abuse?

About a couple of months ago, managers would rather gouge their eyes out than let their employees work from their homes. However, we can all agree that the world has changed between then and now. Probably one of the few positive things that came out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the remote workforce phenomenon. The […]

Here Is Why We Shouldn’t Get Back to the Office When the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over

The global pandemic forced millions of workers around the world to experiment with the work-from-home concept, and employers had no option but to quickly find ways to adapt to this seismic shift. The Coronavirus has reshaped society, and some things are never going back to the way they were. Top on this list is the traditional office setting.  Now, […]

How to Bridge the Connection Gap When Managing a Remote Team

“Virtual work is the future of work – companies need to be prepared”. This quote from the founder of Virtual Work Insider, Sacha Conor, captures what’s currently happening around the globe. If statistics are anything to go by, estimates show that over 1.87 billion employees globally will go mobile by 2022. This trend is only […]

The Most Bizarre, or Not So Bizarre, Conspiracy Theories Behind COVID-19

It is absolutely natural for anyone to feel anxious amidst the strange and alarming COVID-19 pandemic. After all, the unknown future can get all of us worried about our loved ones. This is also the reason why it’s crucial to keep abreast of the latest updates about the virus. However, that doesn’t mean that we […]

What Is the Connection Between Remote Work and Sleep Habits?

This may come as a surprise to many, but working from home can actually cause trouble sleeping. Therefore, you might ask, “Is there a connection between working from home and sleep quality?” Numerous studies trying to establish the connection between remote work and sleep habits link the lack of sleep to various stressors associated with working from home. […]

How Often Should You Use the “Urgent” Card on Your Employees?

There are plenty of phrases that can drive your employees insane. One of them is the age-old threat, “This is urgent.” Don’t get us wrong. There are plenty of valid scenarios where that phrase is reasonably acceptable. However, if you keep on using the “urgent” card on your employees, they may end up flipping their […]

Should Junior Employees Work Remotely?

Remote work has been a hot topic for a while now, with both critics and proponents of this new alternative model of work raising valid points as to where it stands in the future of businesses. While it’s true that not all types of businesses can go fully remote (think construction and manufacturing), working from home […]