Category: Remote Work

How to Handle Difficult Clients

Do you remember a client that ruined your weekend?  You look forward to your free time, when all of a sudden, your client tells you that what you thought was done needs more hours. Goodbye leisure, rest, and personal time. Difficult people are everywhere. We have all met rude people who don’t follow through, disrespect

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How to Find Talented Employees

If you find and retain people with marketable skills, you stay ahead of the competition simply by bringing the best people on board. But you already know that, right? The question is how to discover them in the swamp of many you may want to avoid. Your primary hiring strategy should not be focused only

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How to Deal with Work Stress when Someone Quits

When an employee quits suddenly, it can be hard to deal with the work stress. Even if you are the manager who politely knows how to handle the stress of someone leaving, you still have to deal with the consequences of their decision to your business.  That employee must have been valuable to your team,

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Top 10 Interview Questions to Ask First-time Employees

You have to hire someone fast.  The new employee must be reliable and know their stuff. You are fed up with hiring the wrong people because you missed inquiring about essential job elements during the hiring interview.  So now you don’t want to repeat the same mistakes. You want to go full speed ahead. Projects

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13 Solutions for People Tired of Zoom Conference Calls

You got yet another email about a new Zoom conference call. That is the third call for the next day, not to mention the rest of the workweek.  If you feel that you have too many Zoom calls, welcome to the world of Zoom fatigue. (Yes, it is a thing, thanks to the rise of

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Remote Work Trends for 2021: Unleash Your Workplace Architect

Each year, changes in the workplace push new remote work trends to the forefront. Some trends remain the same or are reshaped; others enter the scene with lightning speed, like last year’s coronavirus crisis that remains in focus this year, too. To see how successful we were in predicting changes in the workplace last year,

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How to Fix the Skills Gap with Freelancers

Understanding the skills gap is vital for your business to thrive. Artificial intelligence, automation, and the gig economy have changed the nature of work. Skills gap statistics show that 60% of employers advertise new positions that remain open for 12 weeks. You have probably skimmed through headlines that state a visible gap of skills in

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Create Your Remote Work Policy in 24 Hours

The elements of any remote work policy must be easy to understand for existing and new workers. This guide will provide tips for remote work tools and procedures to easily transition to working globally and strengthen your current business capacity to work globally. By the time you are done reading this blog post, you can easily

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Onboarding Employees: The Complete Guide to Introducing New Team Members

Onboarding employees used to be a simple strategy. There were more time and more money to do it. The structure was there. A member of your HR team or a person appointed for new employee socialization would take the person around, let them meet everyone, and explain your company’s mission, vision, culture, and values. The employee

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Autonomy, Asynchronicity, and Automation in Global Virtual Teams

The number of global virtual teams has grown to encompass 63% of all teams in organizations. For many organizations, this was a choice they got slowly used to in the last ten years. For the even larger part of companies, the push to virtual teamwork was brought by the 2020 health crisis. This group didn’t

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New Work: How to Take the Leap into the Future of Work

You may have already heard about new work, new pay, and the future of work. You are wondering what hides behind those concepts. Unless you have already transitioned into new work and accumulated some experience, the concept sounds vague. However, with a little bit of introduction into the idea, the concept will become less of

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How to Hire Upwork Freelancers for Your Remote Team

Hiring Upwork freelancers is one of the best business decisions you can make if you know how to do it quickly and effectively. The automated hiring process makes it easy to search for and find what you need for your remote team. But as with anything done for the first time, it is understandable to

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