"The business case for remote companies is strong--a remote workforce model can help reduce costs, recruit and retain the best talent, and increase productivity of staffers,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder of Remote.co and Founder/CEO of FlexJobs.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 12, 2016
In response to the growing interest in distributed teams, Remote.co, a website that provides information about starting, training, and managing successful remote workers, teams, and companies, is excited to announce new additions to its popular resources. Launched in July 2015 and designed specifically as the definitive resource for companies interested in or already embracing remote work, Remote.co is the leading space for innovative conversations around remote work.
To date,leaders from more than 74 top remote companies as well as remote teams within traditional on-site companies have contributed their insights, lessons learned, and advice in the interest of helping other forward-thinking companies who see remote work as an efficient and productive business model. Some of the companies who have shared their firsthand experiences utilizing remote work within their organizations include Dell, Automattic, Canonical, GitHub, American Express, Geller Law Group, Cheat Sheet, Fire Engine RED, and Trello.
“As CNN recently reported,the business case for remote companies is strong--a remote workforce model can help reduce costs, recruit and retain the best talent, and increase productivity of staffers,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder of Remote.co and Founder/CEO of FlexJobs. “It is my intention and hope that in creating a space for companies to candidly discuss the benefits, challenges, and solutions around remote work, we will open the door for other companies who are curious about how to start, hire, or manage remote workers to do so.”
New additions to Remote.co include:
-Remote company filtering: A new filtering function allows easy access to virtual teams teams that operate within brick and mortar companies, as well as companies that are internationally distributed.
-Data visualizations: Graphs and charts have been integrated to highlight which collaboration tools are most popular among virtual companies.
-Community ranked answers: A voting function enables readers to vote for their favorite answers to remote work questions. Nearly one thousand readers have weighed in.
Remote.co consists of three main sections:
Q&As: Over 6.5K remote team members have been represented in feedback from leaders at distributed companies addressing a variety of issues in a virtual environment. These include creating a healthy company culture, BYOD, vacation policies, communication and collaboration tools, productivity metrics, human resource issues, and others.
Blog: 80 articles, including 15 from expert guest authors, so far have been published in three main categories--the benefits of growing remotely; how to build remotely; how to manage remotely--and address challenges per industry verticals. Some guest authors include:
-A Day in the Life of Four Remote Workers at Dell by Dell
-5 Interactive Remote Team Building Exercises For Distributed Teams by Hiver
-Managing a Remote Workforce that Spans Generations: 5 Tips by MBA@UNC
-5 Amazing International Workation Spots for Your Next Trip by Outsite
-5 Tips for Providing Feedback to Remote Workers by LoveToKnow
-How to Set Up a Bulletproof Distributed Team Meeting by Sococo
-How to Make an Extended Workation Possible by PGi
Job listings: Like-minded companies and professionals post, search, and apply to remote job listings.
For more information visit: https://remote.co
To request additional information, please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs(dot)com.
Remote.co is an independent website that provides information and best practices about starting, developing, and managing successful remote workers, teams, and companies. Designed specifically as the definitive resource for companies interested in or already embracing remote work as part of their business model, Remote.co is the leading space for innovative conversations around remote work.
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over one million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN and Marketplace Money and in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility.