Remote company managers are talking about why they are running a remote team and how did they start. They also share ideas about what are the biggest benefits of remote work and why it's here to stay.
Remote team leaders about building a remote team and how are they hiring for remote jobs in their company. They also share tips about how to stand out when applying for remote jobs.
Practical tips from remote companies about managing a remote team – how to measure productivity, where to work from and about planning company retreats to bring the remote team together.
Remote team leaders answering questions about their daily life in a remote team regarding communication, tools and more. They also share tips for companies planning to start working remotely.
Kinsta was started by a group of four founders spread between London and Budapest. Initially, all new hires were made in Budapest. However, by the time the team had made the 10th hire they had gone remote. Today, the remote team is larger than the team that works out of our one physical office in Budapest.
We started with a remote team, having part of our development in Serbia and management in Israel from day one. Shortly after we hired an employee from Ukraine, roughly at the same time I've read "Office Not Required" by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried, and from there to a fully remote team the path was very short.
We started to hire for remote positions to access the larger talent pool. Without means to relocate every prospective candidate to Estonia, and with very little patience regarding the red tape it entails, going remote was the only real option.
After testing it on one team, we knew it was a perfect solution.
We have had a handful of fully remote employees since 2014, but this year we have shifted our focus to more intentionally recruiting and hiring distributed folks. In Q1 2020 four of our five new hires have been remote! We are hoping to hire at least 50% remote for our new headcount this year.
We have always been remote. When Michael, my co-founder, had the original idea for the business he was living London and I was in Geneva, so we started remote and stayed that way.
We have had people working for us in: UK, Estonia, Spain, Switzerland, France, China, South Africa and the US.
Boldy is a remote-first, employee-focused company, offering its talented team the freedom to build their own schedules, work remotely, and be an integral part of amazing businesses for the long term while developing their own fulfilling careers. We are winners of the prestigious When Work Works award and are Great Places to Work certified.