Remote work isn’t just for basic tasks

Remote work isn’t just for basic tasks

When you think of a remote worker… what do you picture? A VA in the Philippines or India? A transcriptionist? A general VA? Someone doing data entry all day long?

While many remote workers fit that picture, they’re really only a small percentage of the skills, tasks, and jobs you can outsource. There’s a whole world of talent out there. But so many employers don’t even know it exists!

Why performance reviews are essential for your remote team

Why performance reviews are essential for your remote team

Let’s talk about performance reviews.

Okay, so they’re not exactly the most thrilling two words I’ve ever written. Whether you’re an employer or employee, even the thought of a “performance review” might fill you with dread!

How to screen and interview candidates for your remote team

How to screen and interview candidates for your remote team

So, you’re ready to build your dream remote team? You’ve got the job description, you’ve got the candidates and now… it’s time to narrow them down and actually PICK your new team member.

Exciting times! But for a lot of people, the process can also be a bit scary, especially if you’ve never done it before.

* Maybe it’s your first time hiring a remote worker


* Maybe it’s your first time hiring ANYONE


* Or maybe even your first time chatting with someone in a totally different country to you


Relax. You’re going to be fine.

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.