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The Top 10 Business Blogs You Must Read [If You Care About Your Business in 2020]

If you care about your business and want to grow it (and who doesn’t?), you need to be innovating, reinventing and systemising. You and your staff also need to be learning — continuously. YouTube and TED Talks are powerful and free learning tools to explore new ideas and approaches, but so are business blogs. You […]

The pros and cons of raising the minimum wage in 2020 [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 […]

Top 10 VPN in 2020 [The list you need]

We all get stressed the drudgery of daily work, and sometimes, we just want to “Netflix and Chill.” However, what will you do when the streaming site is blocked in your region? At times like this, we can’t help but wonder if we screwed someone over in our past life to deserve this. You may […]

List of Top 5 Team Chat Apps for 2020 [According to Traqq]

People who hate the daily commute to the office often wish that they can work from home. They cling onto this idea like how a hopeless romantic boy longs for his manic pixie dream girl. They only see what they want to see—working in pajamas all day, no pesky co-worker, no sandwich thieves, no bath […]

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 […]

5 Best Gifts for Employees in 2020 [Especially useful for Freelancers and Remote Work]

“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 between the loneliness, distractions, and lack of a bath. […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Phrases That May Drive Your Remote employee Insane

Wondering why your freelancer is speaking to you in a condescending tone? Are they having a bad day? Is it something you did or said? Well, you’d better dissect your last conversation!  If you’ve just started working with freelancers recently, you’re probably not aware of the one-liners that drive them insane. In most cases, these […]

These Bad Habits Actually Increase Your Productivity

Remote workers have the freedom of working at the comfort of their homes, without feeling tied to the geographical location of the office. Yet, for a long time now, remote workers have been stereotyped as anti-social and disconnected from the rest of the team. But in today’s world, there are numerous tools available for remote […]