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Luke Kent · 4mos

The pull of jobs in the city has hollowed out rural areas, but shifting to remote work would breathe new life into these communities

  • Many young graduates from rural areas would jump at the chance to stay put and pursue their careers remotely, rather than facing crippling rents in Dublin, or a crippling commute.
  • County Wexford, for all her beaches and natural beauty, does not present many opportunities for young economists. Or accountants. Or computer scientists.
  • Remote work as an alternative to rural flight would breathe new life into rural communities.

Companies must pay share of rent for employees working from home

  • Switzerlandโ€™s top court has ruled that employers are required to contribute to employeesโ€™ rent payments if they are expected to work from home
  • Whether an employee did or did not rent an additional room or a larger apartment to work from home was also irrelevant according to the courtโ€™s ruling

Kavir โœŒ๏ธ · 4mos

The Product Stack to Take You Towards Remote Work Nirvana

  • The remote stack that I use right now focuses on async communication
  • Docs are an integral part of a fully-remote setup and especially if youโ€™re across timezones
  • Nothing is better than Slack right now for team communication. Itโ€™s the simplest way to communicate

Post COVID-19, Coinbase will be a remote-first company

  • Coinbase will be a remote-first company after COVID-19 restrictions are over
  • This means they will offer the option to work in an office or remotely for the vast majority of roles
  • Being remote-first means new ways of working, like documenting everything

How coronavirus could change your office space and remote work from home

  • The pandemic pushed millions to work from home. Many of them will go back to a different office, and many will continue to work from home.
  • Future offices will have voice tech to remove the need to push a button. There will be more space between people.
  • A new MIT report says that 34% of Americans who previously commuted to work say that they were working from home by the first week of April. That's the same percentage of people who *can* work from home according to University of Chicago publication.

Want to Know How to Get a Remote Job? I Asked 30 Remote Companies - This is What They Said

  • I know it can be super hard to get a remote job. And now this coronavirus! I wonder if companies are hiring at all?
  • Well of course we donโ€™t know what COVID-19's effect will be in the long term, so we can only see whatโ€™s happening right now.
  • But Iโ€™ve been looking at remote jobs posted on the most popular job boards, and currently I donโ€™t see much change other than this weird jump on Stack Overflow a few weeks back. I don't know what was up with that.
  • Thereโ€™s maybe a slight decrease in new job posts, but it didnโ€™t drop a lot when the world went to a lockdown. And there are probably more companies who were forced to stay at home and will continue to work and hire remotely.
  • Here's the live graph:
  • What do you think?

Input Output "IOHK" is a fully decentralized company, we operate in over 16 countries with approx 220 staff, all working remotely with autonomy, I have not witnessed any change in our recruitment plans
David Rountree Technical Recruiter @ IOHK - · 5 months ago
Remote-first or hybrid companies are likely to be a bit more resilient to the impact on their business, therefore, continue operating as normal in terms of recruitment. Most of the other organisations are holding their breath to see how all his pans out and are not as, shall we say, eager with progressing candidates through their recruitment process as they would normally. The longer the lockdowns continue, the more will companies have to convince their employees, who have proven they can be equally if not more productive WFH, to go back to the office. Depending on the scale of the economic fallout organisations might be in favour of remote working more than ever before as it will allow them to save on one of their main overheads - office space costs.
Lech Guzowski Builder of empowered remote teams and company cultures · 5 months ago
Once the pandemic is over, we donโ€™t necessarily have to return to the old ways of working. Remote work is indeed the future, and, even though we were forced into its loving embrace a tad bit faster than we have expected, once we started getting a hang of it, thereโ€™s no reason to stop. As a company, once the change comes, we will have an advantage over our competitors who will still be clinging to stationary work with higher maintenance costs and lower productivity. Remote companies are currently still hiring and the interest among candidates is higher than ever before. Smart companies will notice this and those that won't... will be left out far behind the "new reality" which is coming.
Nadia Harris Founder of · 5 months ago

Working From Home with Kids: 21 Tips From Our Remote Team

Team @buffer shares a lot of great tips on how to work from home with kids. I'm working from home with my two daugters, and it's super fun!

I think one of the best tips is this: Be fully present in your current activity.

It means that when you're with kids, be with kids. When you work, concentrate on work. Though I'm not following this advice too often myself as I'm often working from my kitchen table and kids run around, ask questions, we talk, I help them.
Rauno Metsa Founder of RemoteHub · 6 months ago

The Remote Work Report by GitLab: The Future of Work is Remote

2019 was the first year I did ๐Ÿ† Remote Work Awards on @remotehub!

While these other reports have been focusing more on people working remotely, I'm focusing more on companies (and their managers).

Just to give a perspective from the remote management point of view. And it's called "Awards" as it recognizes some leading remote companies who have done a great job promoting remote work.

I should probably already start preparing the 2020 report ๐Ÿค”
Rauno Metsa Founder of RemoteHub · 6 months ago
Many remote companies are doing these reports about remote work โ€“ like @buffer, @fyi, @hubspot and others. @gitlab has been talking a lot about remote work and glad to see this recent report from them! ๐Ÿ‘

The report again confirms the best benefits of remote work:
๐Ÿ—“ Flexible scheduling
๐Ÿš— Lack of commute
๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost savings
๐Ÿ’• Able to care for family and pets
๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Reduced anxiety/stress
Rauno Metsa Founder of RemoteHub · 6 months ago

23 Essential Tips for Working Remotely

A lot of great tips here! I think one of the most important things when you work from home โ€“ you *have to* brush your teeth before coffee! Or you'll be reminded by your evening brushing that you forgot to brush in the morning ๐Ÿ˜
Rauno Metsa Founder of RemoteHub · 6 months ago

Slack adds 7K customers in 7 weeks amid remote-work boom, besting its preceding 2 results

Slack added 5K customers last quarter. And now 7K customers in 47 days! ๐Ÿ“ˆ

But what came as a surprise to me, is that there's this huge product called Microsoft Teams that I wasn't heard of (I'm a Mac guy). And it has gained 12M active users in 7 recent days! ๐Ÿคฏ Teams now have 44M active users which is a lot more than Slack's 12M.

So... remote work tools are seeing some huge growth recently. I wonder if smaller products see growth too?
Rauno Metsa Founder of RemoteHub · 6 months ago