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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…