January 20, 2016
The way people work is changing. More and more people are working remotely, and more companies across many industries are getting comfortable with the idea of their employees working from wherever they can be the most productive, whether that’s home, a neighborhood coffee shop, or from a boat in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Now that more people are realizing that a remote job is well within their reach, they want to put themselves in the best position to try and snag one. This is where Remote.co can help.
Remote.co was traditionally (and by “traditionally” I mean since they launched in July 2015) a resource for companies who want to have the best remote teams, but they recently added a bunch of new features that job seekers will find invaluable.
Remote.co was founded by Sara Sutton Fell, who is also the founder and CEO of FlexJobs, an online service for people seeing flexible jobs. She realized after starting FlexJobs that there was a gap that needed to be filled when it came to providing businesses with information and best practices about starting, developing, and managing successful remote workers and teams.
“As CNN recently reported, the business case for remote companies is strong–a remote workforce model can help reduce costs, recruit and retain the best talent, and increase productivity of staffers,” said Sutton Fell, in a statement. “It is my intention and hope that in creating a space for companies to candidly discuss the benefits, challenges, and solutions around remote work, we will open the door for other companies who are curious about how to start, hire, or manage remote workers to do so.”
Now Remote.co is coming full circle by helping job seekers as well. They already provide a very in depth Q&A section from those who run and work for remote teams, as well as a robust blog. Some of the new features include:
- Community-ranked answers that allow readers to vote for their favorite answers to questions;
- New graphs and charts that illustrate, among other things, the most common tools for remote teams; and
- New remote company filtering to find information from the companies that most appeal to you.
Remote.co currently boasts advice from leaders of over 70 successful remote companies and over 6,000 members who participate by giving feedback and answering questions.
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