How to Get Better at Asynchronous Communication

Allocating your time and creative juices on just whatever and whenever you feel like it can be great. However, in most business dynamics, you can’t really escape the reality of having to sync over client meetings - as well as handle communications following requirements in different formats (such as video drips, email threads, screencasts).  In the early days of my career, I worked multiple jobs at a time with more or less flexible hours. My second real full-time job was a promising venture at first - until I remained the only project lead on-site at the office. I worked as… Continue Reading

Hiring Digital Marketers Amidst The Growing Employment Opportunities For A Remote Workforce

Remote working and starting a business are two trends that have been massively popular over the past few years. The news of Yahoo and IBM pulling remote workers back to their offices and letting go of people who aren’t willing to work on-site has created mass protests online and throwbacks from the young generation that refuses to obey the 9-to-5 working lifestyle. The influence of digital online sources and online startups has provided job opportunities for people willing to provide services remotely. Self-made entrepreneurs have started with small blogs that went viral or YouTube channels that generate millions of views… Continue Reading

6 Ways to Hire and Manage Remote Workers for Business Advantage

A survey from Fast Company indicated that 55% of more than 1,000 hiring managers agree that remote work is more common these days and have the potential to become the new normal. While remote work presents certain challenges in business operation, many have thrived with its incorporation. Look at the case of Cisco. Back in 2009, Cisco released their telecommuting study results declaring $277M in annual savings for the company. Here are some key metrics outlined in their press release: The average Cisco employee now telecommutes 2.0 days per week.60 percent of the time saved by telecommuting is spent working… Continue Reading

Remote Work Is Just As Good

I have a hard time resisting remote employment opportunity discussions online, due to the fact that I spent several years of my life on a flexible timing and remote work business structure. Today's reason is Rarst's tweet regarding StackExchange: https://twitter.com/Rarst/statuses/297460912586121216 Even though I'm not a regular help guy there, I do try to follow discussions and threads (especially in the WordPress section, as well as Java categories) and I admire their policy of remote working. I was just as impressed by GitHub when two of their employees attended OpenFest and defined their values in their track (the video available here). Communication is… Continue Reading