Each year, INC 5000 provides a list of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Included in that list are companies that support remote working – a very interesting trend. In this article, we are going to focus on six of those companies (The Cheat Sheet, Jackson River, Parse.ly, Acceleration Partners, Percona, and RevolutionEHR) to discover why they chose to go remote, what benefits they have experienced, and what tools they use to succeed.
There is a reason why remote work is increasingly popular. According to the article, “Will Half of People Be Working Remotely By 2020?”, this is the future of work. Remote work is disrupting the traditional 9-to-5 grind. If you asked anyone if they would prefer to work at an office, or remote, the majority would probably prefer to telecommute. There are some workers, such as traveling salespeople, who are always away from their organization. Then, there are workers who have the option to work from home a few days per week.
Social media is one of the most effective means of reaching your target audience, but it is also swarming with competition. In fact, over 78 percent of the US population has at least one social profile. Each day, the level of noise just keeps getting louder. This makes it more difficult to stand out in a massively crowded environment. What’s the key to success?
Product Update! New features, SSO w/Google and more
Managing your uncategorized activities just got way easier!
We’ve added a widget titled ‘Pending Categorization’ to your ActivTrak dashboard!
We’ve all heard of that inspiring startup story, where the CEO started out in a run-down apartment with 20 roommates only to become a gazillionaire four or five years later. You can think of countless startup successes from YouTube and Facebook to more recent ones such as Instagram and Snapchat. We all say to ourselves, “Why didn’t I think of that?” To be fair, before the Facebooks or Snaps of the world, these were simply ideas which were probably bashed for being unrealistic—that is, until they took off.
Many successful companies across the world are opting for virtual employees that may never set foot in a company office, probably don’t live in the same area as the company, and may not even be in the same country. FlexJobs has a list highlighting 125 companies that have embraced the virtual workforce with great success and, in all likelihood, your competition is following this same trend.
We’ve released an On-premesis version of ActivTrak!
We’re incredibly excited to introduce one of our newest additions to our team, our new Tech Support Ninja: Tiffany! If you haven’t had a chance to work with Tiffany yet, you’ll soon find out she’s here to make your support issues non-issues. We’ve made a concerted effort to expand our support team to better serve the needs of our users.
March Madness is here, which means so are distractions. I have a small window open on my computer streaming the Notre Dame v. Princeton game—it’s a nail-biter. March is the time when you start hearing basketball talk around the office.