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While working is the main goal of any job, you also need your team to have fun. This will boost employee motivation and happiness. That, in turn, will increase productivity, innovation, and loyalty. But how do you create a fun work-from-anywhere culture? Incorporate the following tips to ensure your work culture is fun and keeps your team engaged. Have Remote Virtual Coffee Breaks One of the…

While working remotely delivers benefits like improved productivity and flexibility, there are also some challenges. One of those is your ability to find inspiration, especially if you rarely leave your house or interact with others. That is especially important in the case of creative jobs, such as marketing or design. No matter the type of remote job you have, there are some things you can do…

One of the biggest challenges for anyone who works remotely is time management. It is easy to give in to the numerous distractions while working outside of an office. By contrast, the structure of the office tends to make it easier to stay on track when working in person.  If you are struggling with time management as a remote creative professional, these tips will help you get your time back on…

Whether you want to work from anywhere or run a company that offers remote work for employees, you can use other companies for inspiration on policies. Take a closer look at the top global companies and their approaches to work from anywhere. You will see that the approaches vary greatly. The common theme, however, is that there has been an increase in work-from-anywhere policies following the…

There are numerous remote creative jobs available across various industries. While this means that there are more opportunities available for those who want a work from anywhere position, it can also make it harder to decide which job is right for you.  Here, you'll learn how to choose the right remote creative job. Some of these tips overlap with how you would choose a non-remote job and some…

Getting ready for an interview requires a lot of preparation. You likely spend plenty of time thinking about how you’ll answer questions. But what should you ask interviewers?  Asking the right questions serves several purposes. You’ll show interviewers that you’re prepared, enthusiastic and thinking about your future at the company. You’ll also confirm for yourself whether this company is the…

In the past, remote jobs were very limited. There were only some roles that you could complete at home. As technology and internet connections improve, the options for remote jobs grow dramatically. If you plan to work remotely, you might want to know which remote job option is best for you. The Best Remote Job Depends on You The most important thing to remember is that the best remote job depends…

With remote work, it’s easy to blur the lines between home and work. Employees may find themselves working odd hours or answering emails in the middle of the night. Those quick responses seem great at first. But take a closer look; it’s better to help your remote workers separate work from their daily life.  Why the Separation? How Does It Help?  Keeping work and daily life separated benefits…

When most people think about the benefits of remote work, they first consider how it benefits employees. On the flip side though, remote work has many benefits for employers too. Here are some of the ways that hiring remote workers can help a company.  Easier to Recruit and Wider Talent Pool Because you offer work done remotely, your employees don’t have to be from any single region. This lets you…

Working remotely doesn’t require you to go into the office. Still, you need some basic equipment. Obviously need to have a computer and internet connection, but what else? There are some essentials that can make you more successful when you're working for home. Other items aren't essential but will make work significantly easier. The Bare Minimum — Enough to Connect and Get Work Done The bare…

Remote work is quickly becoming a norm. It brings many benefits to employers and employees alike. From flexibility to work-life balance, explore how working remotely can benefit you.  No Commute Right off the bat, remote work saves you the hassle of a commute. You don’t have to wake up as early or go to sleep as late. You get extra free time. You also don’t need a car or reliable transportation…

Remote work makes life easier in many ways. You don’t have to worry about the commute. This eliminates the need for transportation and the time spent on work-related activities. You also get more flexibility.  But despite these benefits, remote work can have a negative toll on your mental health. Discover how remote work can affect your mental health. Then, look at how you can care for your mental…

One of the many roles of an employer is to keep employees motivated. Motivated employees are more productive. This boosts your bottom line. Employee motivation is hard enough in an office setting. It gets harder with remote work.  Why It Is a Challenge  Remote employees look at a screen all day long. Few have any face-to-face interaction. This makes it harder to stay motivated. Staring at a screen…

Remote work has exploded in popularity in 2020. Even prior to last year, it was picking up steam. But the pandemic made it an overnight reality. And because the world went remote so suddenly, many questions about remote work have come up. It's no surprise of course. Remote work contrasts very sharply with traditional ideas about work. More on that here . In this post, we’ll answer the most common…

The perfect remote work resume shares some elements with other resumes. You want to show off your skills. You want the resume to let the employer know that you would be a great resource for the company. That said, there are several unique things to include in a remote work resume that can help you get more work. Use this guide to perfect your resume and get job offers.  Know What Remote Recruiters…

Planning on looking for remote work? Take some time to master the most common remote tools. There are several types of remote work tools. They vary from conferencing to chat to management tools. Ideally, you will learn at least one tool in each category. If you can learn to use more tools, that's even better. Doing so will help you appeal to employers, making it easier to get a remote job.  A…

Hiring remote creatives doesn't have to be an overwhelming task. Use the following guide as a checklist during the hiring process. With some simple advice, you'll be on track to hire the best creative professionals for the job. Craft the Right Job Description Start on the right foot with remote hiring as you create the job description. Make sure to include the term “virtual” or “remote” in the job…

Remote work provides the convenience of working from wherever you'd prefer. To effectively work remotely, however, you need to have a unique set of skills. Most of these are newly emerging as we uncover more about what successful remote work looks like. Hone the following skills to improve your chances of getting remote work gigs. Text Communication The vast majority of communication for remote…

Remote work seems more and more common. Part of this trend stems from advancing technology. Another factor is the current state of the world. But will this trend continue in the future? You can likely expect remote work to become even more common. Eventually, it will become the norm.  COVID Accelerated a Trend That Was Already Happening Remote work was already increasing before COVID. More…

The options to work remotely are increasing fast. And with more of our lives taking place on the web, businesses and brands face a new challenge: "How can we stand out in the digital marketplace?" Brands are seeking the help of creative professionals to help respond to this important question. If you want to only limit yourself to jobs that encourage or require creativity, you will have your…

For many companies, the shift to remote work was a dramatic change. Because of the sudden shift, companies had to act quickly to adopt a remote work process. Many companies tried to retain what works with in-person work to remote work, with poor results. The following are some of the most common things most companies get wrong about remote work. Learning to recognize them puts you one step closer…

When the internet becomes your company's headquarters, you can keep the lights on from anywhere. No matter where your employees are, they’re able to get online and ensure everything’s running smoothly.  Learn the elements of a successful remote team, so you can set your company up for success.  Written Communication Is Pivotal In a remote environment, written communication is the most important…