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7 Changing Phase in Remote Staffing Concept

March 31st, 2017

It's been years since we all started the concept of remote staffing and do we even know when it first started? Who was hired the first remote worker in the world? History is amazing and we are all aware of the telephone invention transmitting messages even when we're home. Phone calls have changed our lives in a very efficient and effective way especially in business and our everyday life. Next is the evolution of personal computers, the creation of mass production and many more. Clearly, all of these idea have become the concept of telecommuting. Do you agree? The concept of remote work has immediately turned to more effective ways of getting the job done. Many businesses turned their head way to this trend because of its advantages. Remote staffing has become an integral part of modern business landscape that started in the 21st century and is still continuing to expand and improve as years go by. Here are the 7 changes in remote [...] Read more...

5 Practical Time Management Hacks for Web Designers

February 4th, 2017

  Time is the most valuable resource for any business. To improve productivity, and improve cash flow, time management is a crucial skill. And unfortunately for many of us, time is not always on our side when it comes to work. Whether you are working at an office as an employee or a remote contractor, distractions are everywhere. Especially for web developers and designers, it is easy to get lost in the pile of work that’s needed to be done on a daily basis. With the countless projects, balancing deadlines, and trying to check off a laundry list of specs, scopes, templates, and deliverables that we need to juggle on a daily basis, getting off track almost comes instantaneously. This leaves you with more unfinished projects and dealing a heap load of stress from your bosses and clients. On the bright side, there are numerous hacks designers can use to curb their ‘creative block’, improve their way of working, be [...] Read more...

Effective Telecommuting Policy

January 16th, 2017

Telecommuting is a work arrangement which employees do not work in a normal office setting, instead they work outside the office or from a remote location, usually on their homes. This flexible work arrangements are becoming a perk nowadays for people longing for a better work-life balance. Working from home attracts a lot of quality talents that can be a huge asset in a very competitive market. It's also cost effective for employers to hire offshore staff and they can save for up to 70% for each employee. Productivity and accountability may be the employers first priority, yet managing remote staff is still a big challenge for them. Every employer should come up with effective policies and practices that must be implemented immediately to achieve effective remote employees during working hours. It is very important to set clear expectations to avoid any issues and misunderstandings in the future. It is easy to feel demotivated and be disengaged in telecommuting, so [...] Read more...

Top 5 Things That Your Remote Staff Should Know

January 3rd, 2017

Offshore staffing may have a lot of benefits but it's also a big challenge for remote workers to advance their own career. Unlike the normal office set up, employees working 8 hours a day in the office could easily perform and immediately get recognition from their boss's. However, a remote staff needs to exert a lot of effort and hard work through digital accomplishments and must backup it with succeeding reports. Sometimes it's not about all that you know and what you can offer, but it's also how quickly you can learn and adapt to the possible changes that may occur in a day. Work standards must always be high and not diminished as days go by. To maintain this quality of work, here are the 5 things your remote staff should know: 1. Do Not Allow Your Kids to Touch Your Computer Your kids may ask you to download a file and wants to use your laptop for a [...] Read more...

Top 7 Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

December 15th, 2016

The job interview process from screening interviews to final interviews are the most critical part if you're applying for a job. It's an intimidating process that even the most confident, most qualified, most experienced and most outgoing people are still freezing like a rabbit when the spotlight is on them. It's a good idea to have few practice runs with a friend or anyone from your family member. Practicing means not just memorizing possible answers, but also familiarizing and knowing them by heart. You don't just answer virtually based on what you've read, but a good behavior must also be observed during the interview process, honesty is one. Research and always prepare yourself for a better chance of making it to the next step. To get you started, here are the top 7 interview questions and how to answer them. 1. What do you like the most and least about working in this industry? Always highlight the advantages and share [...] Read more...

7 Qualities That Every Great Boss Should Practice

November 15th, 2016

Most of us assess a great boss based on how he or she manages to take care of his or her employees. Successfully managing remote staff is a challenge because you're not doing it face-to-face. But bottom line is, "respect them and you will earn their respect back too". A good boss should develop self-awareness to know how others feel about their leadership style. Being scared-of by everybody is not a good leadership at all. Good leadership can be defined as one's ability to influence, inspire and get others to willingly follow in achieving a common goal. Here are some qualities that every boss should possess and practice. 1. Supportive Leadership Supportive leadership is one of the leadership styles found in path-goal theory. It's a model specifying leaders behaviors that best fits the employee and work environment to achieve a goal. This requires empathy that is sometimes most difficult for some managers to achieve. This theory was developed by Psychologist Robert House and it has been widely [...] Read more...

How to Keep Your A-Player Remote Workers

October 24th, 2016

Employee turnover is one of the biggest issues most companies are facing nowadays. If you want to retain your A-Player remote workers, make sure that you supply them with their needs to perform their best and support them with the best way you can. A-Players are defined as the most productive, most fit for the job, the work rockstars and the best-of-the-best. Remote staff Philippines let you save on labor cost but always gives you highly qualified people. When you land great employees, make sure to retain them. Some employee reasons for quitting their job is because they can barely stand their boss and the environment at work. For remote workers especially, they can't stand the policies, the wages and the nature of work itself. So how can you keep them? Right Compensation Money matters, if you your remote staff is highly capable for the job position, then he or she must be paid right. So make sure you get [...] Read more...

5 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff’s Efficiency

October 10th, 2016

Employers serious concern for having remote staff are about how they work and what they're doing during hours of work. If you want to monitor the productivity of your remote staff, we advise you to come up with a web based work activity logs and computer application usage tracking tools that can help you know if your remote workers are on task. So what are the tools and application would you need to track your home-based employees? Here are the 5 tracking tools to help you manage your remote staff and their efficiency. 1. 15Five 15Five tells you what they accomplished, where they’re struggling, how they’re feeling and more. You can get visibility into the things that matter most. Whether your team is in the next room or spread across the world, you’ll always be in the loop. Using 15Five’s powerful question management, you can direct everyone’s attention to the high priority topics each week. Employees can simply and quickly @mention a colleague and share [...] Read more...

Home-based job? Here are tips for being motivated at work

August 10th, 2016

Home-based job? Here are tips for being motivated at work Things get mixed up sometimes when you work at home. You tend to balance the pressure of work life versus the time that you spend with your family. But having a balanced life is not always as easy as it looks. It takes time and a lot of adjustments to achieve it. Due to unexpected load of work and deliverables, you tend to spend more time working at home without even noticing it, or maybe it's the other way around.  When you already feel isolated and bored with your home-based job, here are the tips to always keep your energy high. Follow these tips for you to be more inspired, motivated and productive while working at home. Look For A Designated Office Space Avoid working in bed for this will make you feel very comfortable that can end up into sleeping/napping. You may still feel productive at first but a bed will always be a bed, it's everyone's comforting area [...] Read more...

How to avoid distractions while working home-based

August 1st, 2016

Whats Distracting You Avoiding distractions while working at home is tough. You need to master the ability to stay focus in order to perform the task assigned to you. It is important to remove all the unnecessary and have a decent working environment so you can be more productive in a day. Always make sure that all your tools are handy and ready. It may be too difficult to work on your own especially when no one is monitoring you, but setting your goals and doing those task as soon as possible can help you finish all the work. Make time and set a schedule so you can prepare yourself once you're about to start. Practice a routine so that things can be worked on smoothly and easily. If you're still having trouble, here are 3 important things that you might wanna consider in avoiding home-based distractions. 1. Temporarily Block Social Media I'm not saying to remove all your social media accounts, but [...] Read more...