The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work 2021

2020 may have made us dive deep into remote work unexpectedly but remote work is definitely here to stay. 22% of the American workforce will work remotely by 2025; an increase of 87% prior to 2020! This means that it’s not just a passing trend. It’s important for remote workers to understand how to thrive in a remote environment. Landing a job and finding real remote roles is different from the traditional job-seeking process and more competitive. 

Additionally, recent studies show that 21% of workers would give up vacation time for work from home opportunities further backing up how important working from home is for many job-seekers. Therefore, for companies as well, it’s crucial to implement successful remote work strategies and learn how existing remote companies function; especially as companies have 25% lower employee turnover compared to those that don’t offer remote work.  

At acework we want to help. We’ve been remote from the beginning, helping both companies and job seekers get remote ready and streamline the process. Our ultimate guide to remote work is full of remote tips, tricks, interviews and more, so you can safely settle into the future of work for good.

Topics in the ultimate guide to remote work:

  • Remote Readiness
  • Mental Health for Remote Workers
  • Diversity for Remote Workers
  • Remote Recruitment
  • Remote Interviews for Job Seekers
  • Management for Remote Teams
  • Best Practice and Insights For Remote Workers
  • Remote Coaching & Career Development
  • Digital Nomadism: Travel for Remote Workers
  • Remote Work and the Law

Remote Readiness

Being remote ready means having the right tools, space and mindset to work remotely. In 2020 the lack of remote readiness became a downfall for many companies and remote workers. It’s important to be prepared, so here are some ways you can get remote ready! 

Mental Health for Remote Workers

We understand how much mental health matters and the struggles that come with working remotely. Remote workers thrive with a healthy mind which is why it’s important to take care of yourself. We are continually writing pieces to help better your mental health so please do check them out. 

Diversity for Remote Workers

Remote work gives companies the opportunity to hire from a global talent pool. In 2020 we saw an increase in companies embracing diversity and inclusion. From remote teams to remote workers, we’re sharing both sides to help you build a more diverse workforce.

Management for Distributed Teams

To ensure distributed teams are as productive as they can be, it’s crucial for managers to consider aspects such as their team’s engagement, collaboration, communication and alignment towards the company goals.  To learn about successful strategies for remote management take a look here.

Remote Recruitment

Allowing for remote job applicants widens your talent pool, but at what cost? To avoid getting flooded with irrelevant applications, recruiters need to apply a creative yet structured approach to hire remote talent. We’ve summarised strategies that supercharge the different stages in your hiring process and that ultimately lead to attracting and hiring the right talent in a shorter time frame. 

Remote Interviews for Job Seekers

Remote interviews are still going strong. Therefore, it’s important to know what to do differently in a remote interview compared to a traditional job interviews. So if you’re applying for jobs during the pandemic or just for remote jobs in general, these articles will help guide you through the process. 

Best Practice and Insights For Remote Workers

Remote work has become the new normal but there are many remote workers who’ve done it for years. So what are the key takeaways that we can learn from those experts to better remote working habits and challenges?

Digital Nomadism: Travel for Remote Workers

The world of digital nomads working on the beach may have been your first introduction to remote work, yet their world has evolved. Dive deeper to learn more. 

Remote Work and the Law

Working remotely comes with its own set of challenges. The world still hasn’t been able to adapt to the new changes in the working world so can we overcome them?

Remote Coaching & Career Development

Remote career coaching prepares both new and experienced remote workers to define their strategies and career goals. How can remote career coaching help you? Find out below or click here.

At acework, we vet candidates for remote readiness during an onboarding call. If you’re looking for a remote job, and are ready to shine in your application, register on our platform and start matching with opportunities here

We also enable businesses to build their successful remote workforce. We support with remote work advisory and remote talent for open positions. Schedule a free strategy session to start building your high-performing distributed team or organisation. If you’re looking to hire remote-ready talent, you can also directly sign up your company here.

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.