Remote work isn't the future. It is the present.

Our Vision

Become the trusted catalyst for companies to grow their distributed teams.

Our Mission

Enable organisations to build and sustain advantage by way of high-performing distributed teams.

Support talent and their remote careers by matching them with great roles in such teams.

Our Goal

Increase the number of desirable remote career opportunities.

We achieve this by growing the number of remote ready companies and talent.

Our Purpose

We exist to create equal accessible career opportunities through flexible humane work for the sustainable benefit of humanity.

We foster innovation and resilience by bringing diverse inclusive high-performing teams together.

We support sustainable cities and communities by making remote work the way to work within the next decade.

By separating work from time and specific locations we foster opportunity and economic growth beyond major cities.

We drive climate action by eliminating commutes, office waste, energy inefficiencies.
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We are a team of experts in remote working, recruiting, innovation, communication, and leadership in distributed teams.

In 2018 we founded acework to enable talent and companies in their remote working journey. See our founder Angelina’s TEDx talk ‚ÄúWhy offices are failing millennials‚ÄĚ for some background.

Soon we identified remote readiness as critical for your success. Remote readiness is our framework of the components every high-performing distributed team must have.

In parallel we saw that the number of remote career opportunities grows with the number of remote ready companies and people. That’s why we made it our measure of long-term achievement. As such it needs yours.¬†Let’s get there!

Why is remote readiness this important?

Remote readiness comprises skills, behaviours, technology, and environment. It applies to both people and organisations.

To succeed working remotely people must have specific soft skills such as self-reflection and self-motivation. 

Companies can only unlock their teams’ productivity and resilience with remote ready team members. 

At the same time the company must adopt a remote-first mindset, culture and processes.

Two pillars of remote readiness

1. Building remote work capabilities

Sustainable remote working needs more than sending people home with their laptops. We have been building and leading distributed teams for years. And we have seen them shine in the right conditions. 

You need a remote-first mindset built by practice. Our remote work advisory takes you there.

With our ‚ÄúRemote Readiness‚ÄĚ programs you establish a sustainable remote working environment.¬†We align your way of working with your culture, processes and business needs. This ensures the continued engagement and resilience of your distributed team.

Our remote work programs are adaptable to different company sizes ‚Äď we‚Äôve worked with SMEs as well as corporates on their remote work challenges.

2. Hiring remote talent with confidence

For our¬†talent services,¬†we ensure both sides have understood how remote work can benefit them as individuals or organizations ‚Äď to increase productivity and improve work-life integration. To make finding each other fast and efficient in the competitive job market, we developed our¬†unique matching algorithm¬†and perform¬†personal vetting calls¬†with both candidates and companies. This ensures both are ready to succeed in a remote work environment. Open positions are usually full-time or part-time opportunities, and only a few are long-term projects. Our main focus is to find the right match for both the role and the company. For our talent pool, we provide coaching offers to ensure they present themselves with confidence in their career documents and interviews.

Are you remote ready?

We’ve screened hundreds of candidates and companies for their remote readiness.

Finding the right hybrid, remote or flexible work setup isn’t easy and requires careful consideration.

Your flexible and remote organisation checklist

Benchmark your company against other remote-first organisations.

  1. Determine if you have the right remote ops model
  2. Understand the effectiveness of your communication setup
  3. Benchmark your competitive advantage in culture and employee engagement

Say hello to the acework Executive Team

Angelina Ebeling

Founder & Managing Director

Angelina has expertise in transitioning companies to flexible working, and regularly consults teams on effectively hiring remote talent.

Prior to founding acework, she led the US expansion of a German tech startup in New York City, where she realised the potential of remote work.

Sofia Rivero

Partner Talent Advisory

Sofia has a startup, SME and corporate background for various industries. She is an expert in recruiting processes focused on Tech Talent and HR setups. 

She is originally from Argentina but is based in Barcelona. She has been working in flexible work arrangements for more than 5 years now.

Fareen Shaikh

Career Coach

Fareen is an Indian expat living in Berlin, where she also started her remote career with acework in 2019. She brings more than a decade of HR, recruiting, and skills testing experience to the acework team! Fareen is our resident career coach. where she supports candidates and job seekers with CV and LinkedIn profile reviews, and interview coaching.

Sascha Brossmann

Partner Remote Work Advisory
Sascha is a purpose- and value-driven versatilist with a passion for connecting the dots, building resilient organisations, and growing people. He organises the Product & Design Leadership Community in Berlin and mentors young professionals. First time remote: 1998-2005 building a fully distributed media company that pioneered social web principles in DE and is still alive today.

Remote Readiness helps all teams work better

Are you remote ready?

We developed a unique soft skills assessment to vet for remote readiness, and have screened hundreds of candidates based on it. We screen for intrinsic motivation, organisational skills and independence, among others.

Assess your remote readiness with this free, remote-ready checklist, that we created for individuals working or looking to work remotely. The checklist includes essentials such as:

  1. Reliable, high-speed internet connectivity
  2. Appropriate video conferencing hardware
  3. Experience with current productivity tools… and 13 other expert tips to help you assess your remote readiness.