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22May

How to Onboard and Train New Virtual Team Members

Hiring new employees can feel like a risk. And in fact, it is. SHRM research recently showed that half of all hourly workers leave new jobs in the first four months, and half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months. This places huge import on the interview and onboarding process for a company, especially when a team is distributed.

21Mar

Tax and Financial Tips for Distributed Teams

Hiring a Remote Team? Double-Check Your Taxable Presence.

26Jan

How to Mediate Conflict Between Virtual Team Members

It’s awkward to fight with someone who is a professional contact and not, say, your brother. When tensions arise in the workplace, you don’t have the same safety net that exists when arguing with a loved one. And in a virtual work environment, there can be additional challenges that arise between two people who aren’t sitting in the same room.First and foremost, when colleagues disagree, it’s important to remember that the issue at hand is not (or at least shouldn’t be) personal. It’s business.So, let’s make it business.
14Jan

10 Ways to Have More Fun in Your Virtual Office

In today’s world of a million “internet science” articles and google searches, it seems like everything has been broken down into digestible easy steps. “How to Make Your Co-Workers Like You”, “How to Be Confident”, “How to Have Fun”. But the thing is, not everything in life can be broken down into a few easy steps. Fun is one of those things. It’s mysterious. It’s intangible. It’s also insanely important.
15Dec

How to Flourish as a Happy Virtual Team Member

How to Flourish as a Happy Virtual Team Member Relationships are hard. Especially for those of us who are putting in the time on a long distance one. That’s right—the LDR (i.e. long distance relationship) professionals.
08Dec

How to Onboard and Train New Virtual Team Members

Hiring new employees can feel like a risk. And in fact, it is. SHRM research recently showed that half of all hourly workers leave new jobs in the first four months, and half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months. This places huge import on the interview and onboarding process for a company, especially when a team is distributed.
03Dec

Product Vision Roadmap Q4'15 - Part 1

It’s been just shy of 2 months since we released Sococo RS, and we wanted to touch base with our users to provide an update on progress. In general, feedback has been very positive. In particular, the new browser client and guest access features are being well received. There is a lot of exciting work left to do.
24Nov

Tips and Tricks For Parents Who Work Remotely

As many of us know from our early 20’s, holding down two or more jobs can make your head spin and your body hurt. And when one of those jobs is being a parent, the stakes get even higher. It’s a tough gig; your paycheck from one job feels ever more crucially important with little ones to support, while your second, 24/7 job is paid entirely in spit up and giggles.
18Nov

How to Stand Out as a Virtual Team Member

Being the new kid on the block is always hard, but being the new kid on the block of a virtual team? That can be even more intimidating—especially if you’ve never worked virtually before.
10Nov

Conflict Management for Virtual Teams

In a study done by CPP, 20% of employees surveyed reported that letting a conflict fester led to sickness or missing work. Almost 10% said that a workplace conflict had contributed to the failure of a project. All of this equals huge losses for small businesses, making conflict management crucially important for an organization’s success.