How to Hold Productive Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings continue to be the primary method of communicating with co-workers as some team members return to the office while others continue to work remotely.  In order to have the best experience for all involved and stay connected during virtual meetings, we are sharing some best practices. In this article, we will be discussing …

The Intentionality of WFH

Industry reports are showing that staggering numbers of employees are re-visiting their priorities to decide whether to stay in their jobs or to leave for other opportunities. According to the labor department, in April alone, 4 Million people left their jobs. With labor shortages in every industry from hospitality to technology and the fact that …

5 Remote work best practices

As our communities slowly open back up, the future of work is being redefined as alternative options for remote work are becoming more permanent vs. being an immediate approach to the pandemic lockdown. Many companies have decided to stay remote or explore a hybrid model. And many freelancers and full-time talent are opting to work …

5 Tips for Active Listening on Zoom

Yes, we are in a Zoom (insert Microsoft teams, Google Meet, etc.) world and distractions are aplenty. Whether you are interviewing or conducting a team meeting, it’s imperative to be present and connect. Between notifications for email and Slack,  phone calls, LinkedIn posts, tweets, and so on, digital communication is at an all-time high and, …

Virtual Team Building Exercises

It seems we will continue to navigate work-from-home life for some time to come.  However, being solo does not mean being in a silo.  There are many opportunities to connect virtually, boost team morale, and spark cohesion by implementing virtual team-building exercises to bring teams together and grow the culture.  In a remote work environment, …

How to Plan a Remote Holiday Gathering

For the past 24 years, Margaret Jung, our Senior Account Manager, has hosted a festive luncheon for our team during the holidays. Some years we had as many as 30 people gather, and some years we’ve had as few as 8. We come together to share our gratitude for one another, review our vision boards …

Onboarding Remotely

Like many aspects of work-life, the onboarding process has to be adapted to meld with our increasingly remote workforce. As it has become evident that the global pandemic is not subsiding anytime soon, companies have to decide to either completely stop work or find unique ways to keep their gears turning.  Onboarding, whether remote or …

Collaboration & Motivation While WFH

As we continue to navigate the ‘work from home’ sphere, one that might be new for many of us, we must maintain clear communication with other members of our team. Although it may feel impersonal to communicate through a screen, the technology at our fingertips and the resources it provides allows us to communicate intuitively …

20 Remote Meeting Best Practices

By staying safe at home, and seeing nearly all interviews and meetings transitioning online, we wanted to share twenty remote meetings best practices we’ve learned over the past ten years of working exclusively as a remote team. Whether you are having ongoing daily team huddles, interviewing for a new opportunity, meeting a client or prospect …

Managing Remote Teams

As the events of this week have progressed and social distancing has become a real thing, it’s important to re-evaluate all our emergency plans and policies to ensure we are prepared as a business to stay healthy. The safety and health of our team members, talent and clients are of the utmost importance. Many businesses …