Remote employees

Traqq: A Free Time and Employee Attendance Tracker

In a brick-and-mortar office, employees sign in and out when they enter and leave the premises. However, as the world becomes more digital-dependent, this method of attendance tracking is getting less efficient. According to Upwork’s 2020 Future Workforce Pulse Report, around 36.2 million Americans will be working remotely by 2025. Since it seems that remote […]

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. […]

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 […]

7 Fun Virtual Christmas Activities for Remote Teams

According to a Gartner survey, 74% of CFOs intend to keep about 5% of their on-site workers in permanent remote positions even after COVID-19. With more teams working from home, more employees expect an online Christmas office party this year. Alright, we know that you’re cringing at the thought of another Zoom event. However, we […]

Top Upwork Alternatives That Help Freelancers Secure Clients and Projects

Upwork is undeniably one of the largest online freelancing platforms in the world. Millions of people rely on it to find clients and top talent. Despite that, many have complained about its hefty fees and saturated customer base. Over the years, it has become challenging for freelancers to secure projects on Upwork. Aside from that, […]

9 Effective Employee Retention Strategies

Employees are your most valuable business asset. So, for your company to thrive, finding and retaining a steady workforce is vital. However, what does it take to attract, engage, and retain top talent?  Well, this is where employee experience comes in.  If it’s the first time hearing this term, you might be wondering what it’s […]

What to Know About Being Exempt from Overtime Rules

If you earn more than the new minimum wage for workers from your current employer, you are likely an exempt employee. However, that’s not always the case. You may still qualify for overtime pay if youdo not meet the exemption conditions authorized by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). On the flip side, a non-exempt […]

What Is Online Monitoring?

As your employees self-isolate at home, are you aware of what they do online during work hours? We are fortunate to live at a time when project management tools can effectively enable remote work. There are time trackers, video conferencing apps, and cloud services that make collaboration and communication smooth for geographically scattered teams. Indeed, […]

How to Politely Ask for Payment in an Email: With Templates

When it comes to service or product delivery, you have a reputation to maintain if you want to attract more prospects and keep your current customers in your court. As a freelancer or business owner, satisfying your clients’ needs is your top priority. That’s why you must strive to deliver quality work every time. However, here […]

How Do Power Outages Affect Remote Work in 2020?

With more companies discovering the benefits of remote work, the fight for global talent intensifies. By not limiting their options to their geographical area, HR managers can gain access to a bigger talent pool, which is beneficial to both employees and employers. After all, socioeconomic, geographic, and cultural diversity can have a positive impact on company […]

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 […]

How to Improve Self-Discipline When Working Remotely

For most people, working from home depicts lots of free time, binge-watching favorite TV shows, eating ice cream on the couch or patio, and playing video games. Unfortunately, that’s far from the truth. While working remotely has its benefits – like greater flexibility, more independence, and less stress – what you may not know is that it requires a lot of […]

The Comprehensive Guide to Using Trello for Project Management [2020]

Some people consider themselves Excel rock stars who can power through formulae and pivot tables on spreadsheets. However, there are project managers who do not like using the all-too-complicated program to organize their tasks. This is also the reason why the visually appealing, Trello project management platform is quite popular among so many individuals, with over […]