How to find and retain global talent

How to find and retain global talent

Hiring remote workers is becoming a lot more common practice, and at the same time, hiring team members from all around the world is, too.

And it makes sense… with technology and the ability to communicate, accessing talent from all around the world means you can get the best people for your budget, no matter where they live.

What’s the best country to source your next remote team member?

What’s the best country to source your next remote team member?

If you’re looking to fill a role in your company and you need a talented (but affordable) worker, hiring someone remote makes a lot of sense. It means you’re not limited to any single location, and you can find the best person for the job from anywhere in the world. It’s exciting, but also overwhelming…

The gig economy goes mainstream: the change that needed to happen

The gig economy goes mainstream: the change that needed to happen

The recruitment industry has changed a lot in the last few years. Freelancers are well aware of it. So are most startups and small businesses. But now we’re starting to see a new wave of interest from corporates.

Yep, the gig economy has finally hit mainstream! In fact, you’ll even start hearing the phrase “gig economy” pretty much everywhere now.

Why your biggest fears about building a remote team are not real

Why your biggest fears about building a remote team are not real

We know moving from a physically located team, where everyone comes to the same space each day, to a distributed global team who work from home, can be daunting. Ok, very daunting.

There are loads of fears and concerns when starting out, however most of these fears are not real and like most things, the upside of progress outweighs the short term challenges of change.

Why we moved from Slack to Basecamp

Why we moved from Slack to Basecamp

In our last post (you can read about here) we talked about how we fully embraced and loved Slack when we first introduced it. A couple years down the track we decided to stop using it. It was a hard decision and not one that we actioned straight away.

 Our team works completely remotely so we needed something that could help us:

  1. Stay on task and moving through our priorities

  2. Keep the team united and accountable.

Why you don't need a VA

Why you don't need a VA

Over the last few years everyone has been talking about the magical Virtual Assistant (VA). The unicorn of the recruitment world!

When we first started Grow My Team nearly four years ago almost every new lead that came to us was looking for a Virtual Assistant (VA). Maybe it was the popularity of Tim Ferriss’s 4 hour work week, the growth of Upwork, Fiverr and a heap of other online freelance marketplaces. Maybe it was just wishful thinking?

The personal finance industry is changing who and how they recruit

The personal finance industry is changing who and how they recruit

We spoke to Stewart Bell from Audere Coaching and Consulting about how he hires, manages and trains his remote team and what he advises his clients need to do to successfully grow their businesses.