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All part-time, full-time, and remote employees are entitled to take days off for legitimate reasons. However, the keyword here is ‘legitimate’, which employees must never forget. The employees cannot and should not make excuses simply because they’re unhappy at work, have grievances with their manager, or other similar reasons. Employees that work from home also need to set clear boundaries on when to ask for a day off....
In late 2020, Reuters  quoted the results of a survey carried out by Enterprise Technology Research, saying the number of remote workers would double in 2021. While this prediction did not come to fruition, the world did see twos in remote job posts on the world wide web. Indeed, remote jobs doubled in 2021  as compared to early 2020, when we were still new to the outbreak and finding our sea legs in the then...
Over the past two years, remote work  has become a permanent part of our lives. This shift to remote work wasn't exactly deliberate nor completely feasible. For many businesses, all activities had to be adjusted into a remote working environment on the fly, just so they could keep themselves operational. Since most work has been online for a while now, all companies need to have a remote work policy at their hands. A remote work...
The ongoing global pandemic  has given rise to remote work; however, working remoting isn't anything new. With the world accepting remote work as a norm, people have struggled with the transition and are still learning to create a smooth work-life balance. People higher up in the management agree that in this new normal, we have to create better ways to enhance productivity  in a remote team. Amidst the pandemic, companies...
With technology advancements happening across the world, many companies today have shifted to working remotely. For some, it has become the need of the hour, while some are doing it to stay ahead of the curve. Nonetheless, working remotely is both the present and the future of employment. Understandably, companies need to have solid IT and communication protocols to ensure maximum productivity online. However, it's very much attainable if...
On the hunt for a great software developer? Many recruiters turn to their networks and employee referrals in today’s competitive market. Others get creative in how they reach out to potential new hires. But, your best efforts don’t lend any new leads, there are some developer-specific job boards that can help you find a talented freelancer or contract hire. Check out these seven best places to hire a software developer or...
Your developer talent is directly related to the quality of your application and getting functionality out the door. A common path to quickly on-boarding new dev talent is to consider freelance developers. In this post I cover what I’ve learned about vetting and recruiting freelance developers, and when it does and does not make sense. I address the need to hire someone outside your company, most likely part-time, to build your...
Looking to get hired in the new year? Freelance developers are in high demand. Analysts predict that roughly 4.5 million new tech jobs will be created by the end of 2020 to fuel the widespread adoption of the Internet of Things, the rise of AI, and growing cybersecurity concerns in virtually every industry. Developers with certain skills will be well-positioned to take advantage of the many opportunities coming this year. Freelance...
In this age where technology reigns supreme, software applications are permeating every sphere of our lives. Applications are the new-age tools of today, attempting to ease every aspect of our life, right from where we eat to how we travel, and where or how we spend vacations to how we clock our fitness regimes.  In such an environment, something as critical as employment cannot remain untouched. An applicant tracking system (ATS)...
Struggling to attract software engineers to your company? The job market is extremely competitive, and more and more recruiters are getting creative to find and attract developers. Hiring is as much about providing a great candidate experience as it is about finding the right person. Going outside the box with your recruiting strategy can help attract new software engineers to your hiring funnel. Here are some creative ways to approach...
RemoteGurus works extensively with JetCake, an important partner for hiring remote talent. The goal of JetCake is to connect companies with tech talent in a little different way. JetCake believes in matching  freelance app developers  and software engineers with the right company after they’ve gone through technical and screening interviews. They put candidates through  career coaching  to prepare them to...