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Working from home as a remote worker seems like a dream job. That dream has become a reality for many in Asia, with authorities effectively mandating work-from-home policies due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak. In some ways, we might consider this to be the world’s largest remote working experiment. It’s possible to use this as a baseline to assess the effectiveness of telecommuting, and to have a quantitative understanding...
MANAGING REMOTE : How Zenput manages remote (developer) teams.  Managing distributed developer teams poses an entire set of brand-new challenges never seen before. As a software engineering manager, it’s more likely now than ever before, that you’ll be managing a team where at least some developers work remotely. As current VP of engineering at  Zenput , he has a boatload of experience managing both distributed...
Hilton has announced the creation of 700 new full-time work-from-home positions, significantly expanding its remote career program and flexible work opportunities across the U.S. for their Customer Reservation program. As part of the Hilton Reservation & Customer Care (HRCC) team, these new reservation and customer care specialists are the first point of contact to support guests with travel and reservation-related...
Dribbble, the destination where the world's top designers share their work, grow their skills, and get hired, has announced the release of its 2019 Global Survey, one of the largest surveys of the design industry ever conducted. More than 17,000 design professionals around the world responded to questions spanning the categories of Remote Work, Salary, Hiring Trends, Education, and Freelancing.  The survey offers insights into how and...
New study finds flexible work models could help narrow the widening gap between workers and jobs and boost US economy by more than $2 trillion annually. The gap between jobs and skilled workers continues to grow. And it’s killing productivity and growth at companies large and small. But there is a way to narrow it. According to a new  study  conducted by the Centre of Economics and Business Research (Cebr) with support...
Poll Shows Flexibility is Considered a “Right” and Valued Over Health Benefits Quinyx, a leading provider of workforce management solutions, today released, “The Future is Flexible: A New Workforce Paradigm Evolving From the Gig Economy,” a report that uncovers an employee’s expectation of flexibility in the workplace. This report compiles publicly available data with a survey of more than 4,000 employed...
INSURANCE SERVICE FOR GIG WORKERS Verifly, the first and only platform to offer short-term liability coverage for small businesses and independent workers today announced that it has expanded and rebranded to become Thimble, supported by $22 million in Series A funding. The funding was led by IAC, with participation from existing investors including Slow Ventures, AXA Venture Partners, and Open Ocean. “We’ve reinvented...
As employees increasingly consider hybrid and remote employment options, management has been forced to implement new strategies to better hire, retain and manage employees. Today,  Owl Labs  the leader in immersive video conferencing technology, in partnership with Global Workplace Analytics  released its third annual report, "2019 State of Remote Work," which compiled data from more than 1,200 full-time workers...
Ok Jobmoters, here's the latest roundup for whats happening around the web for remote workers. Forbes has a piece on the seven best jobs for working remotely abroad . Among those jobs are Editor, Writer, Teaching English, Graphic Designer and Social media experts. Read it here . An article on the Ladders says remote workers are better for being promoted . Far from being ignored by the home office, going remote has the same...
Ultimate Software, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions in the cloud, today released a new data report on the state of remote work and employee attitudes in the United States. Remote work has reached a tipping point, moving from emerging trend to new workplace reality—an estimated  23%  of the U.S. workforce now works remotely at least part of the time. With 40% of...
Steady , a groundbreaking platform building a better future for America's workforce, today unveiled its inaugural Steady Gig Employment Index that highlights never before revealed earnings data for one of America’s fastest growing employment classes - the gig worker. As part of Steady’s growing commitment to today’s gig employment worker, the Steady Gig Employment Index highlights proprietary earnings data from tens of...
prAna, creator of the  Clothing for Positive Change  movement and maker of stylish, versatile, and sustainably-made apparel, announced today the launch of their  Dream Job Promotion . Through this program, prAna is seeking one courageous person who is willing to quit their day job to pursue their passion. To entice them to take the leap, prAna is offering $100,000 to jumpstart their new career and get their dreams off...