I’ve worked remotely quite frequently and for up 9 months at a time over the past 6 years and most recently spent 6 months starting a remote working website called JustRemote remotely.
As a result I might be slightly bias but I believe that remote working is a great improvement to productivity when managed correctly.
Great idea! I believe this is one of the biggest factors in creating a successful remote environment. Most companies allow a few employees to work remotely or from home but never setup the infrastructure to properly support remote working and thus conclude it’s hard to communicate. Nailing communication tools and processes is vital.
Having recently taken a few months out of “normal” work to build a remote working website (JustRemote.co) and having spent nearly all of it remote I can definitely appreciate your thoughts but feel that overwhelmingly the positives outweigh the negatives.
Love the transparency of this article. It’s great for potential applicants to be able to hear first hand from talent acquisition specialists the troubles they go through and the way people can improve their chances. At JustRemote.co we always try to encourage quality over quantity in both the roles that we take on the site and when advising…
This is a great article. At JustRemote.co we believe that remote work can definitely help to level the playing field for all people. When people are hiring remotely they are far more reliant on things like tests of skill/portfolios to allow them to get an idea of what people can offer. I believe this encourages greater fairness as there is less…
On JustRemote.co we see a ton of rails jobs going up. Rails has received a lot of criticism for being slow compared to more modern stacks but in terms of shipping code it is still far quicker to get started with than any of it’s competitors - hence it’s strong adoption by the start up community.
100% agree with this. Data and metrics have taken emotion and empathy out of the decision making process.
When making group decisions in offices you’ll frequently hear the phrase “We’ll A/B test it”. This typically happens when someone doesn’t want to be accountable for a difficult or controversial decision. In principle it…
Great article! Having worked in several remote roles I can totally second the idea that you shouldn’t mass apply — personalised applications will always win! Another useful resource is JustRemote.co for those on the job hunt😉
I’m equally late but it would be awesome to see justremote.co on the list as well. On JustRemote the job data is all broken out so you can quickly filter to see roles that are the best fit for you. All timezone/country requirements are also made clear upfront ;)