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4 essential elements of a sustainable remote work culture

You can add all the Slack emojis and game nights you want, but remote teams thrive on substance, not style. Whether your company went fully remote after the COVID-19 pandemic or you’ve been working remotely for years, you need a rock-solid foundation of accountability, collaboration, and communication if you want your business to flourish.

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What's wrong with your time zone?

Time zones hold remote organizations back. With multiple team members in multiple regions of the world, companies can't afford to waste hours of lost productivity on missed meetings and unclear deadlines. As a fully remote organization, Remote embraces UTC as the answer.

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Remote announces expansion into new countries, regions

This week, the world of remote work got a little bigger. Remote is delighted to announce that we have added several new countries to our growing global network. In addition to our existing lineup, we now offer support for full-time and part-time remote workers and teams in the following regions.

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How to architect for Kubernetes: Part 1

Companies are catching on to the advantages of Kubernetes for development of their Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions. At Remote, we have just completed a successful transition to Kubernetes and would like to share our story to help others make the switch.

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How I built my home office for maximum productivity

At the Running Remote online conference last week, I spoke about the exciting growth of our industry and the opportunities we have to be a force for good in the world. We talked about how Remote is helping to create more remote jobs and how remote work arrangements help companies discover new talent from other countries. During every panel and call, though, I kept getting the same question: "Why does your video look so good?"

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Remote on Kubernetes: The future of our global infrastructure

Remote is pleased to announce that we have completed our migration to Kubernetes. In our mission to build a global infrastructure for global employment, we depend on advanced tools that allow us to build with the scale and flexibility that our customers need. This upgrade marks a step forward in our ability to develop and deploy our industry-leading solutions.

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We’re making our pricing (and global employment) even more accessible

Remote's mission is to remove any obstacles between companies and the best talent, wherever they may have chosen to live. We do that by acting as an employer of record (EOR) or as a professional employment organization (PEO), taking care of payroll, benefits and compliance in every country in the world, so companies can focus on what matters most — their people. Today, we're simplifying our pricing model and reducing our fees so that global employment can be accessible to even more organizations.

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Remote announces $11 million in seed funding

Today is a special day for the Remote team. We’re announcing an $11 million seed round led by Two Sigma Ventures, with participation from Index Ventures, General Catalyst, Liquid2, INKEF Ventures, Remote First Capital, and Sid Sijbrandij (CEO GitLab) and Jobert (Co-founder HackerOne) and Kirsten Abma . The financing will be used to expand Remote’s onboarding platform and extend coverage to forty new markets by the end of 2020, including Canada, Germany, the United States, and France.

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Launching Employ by Remote

Today we're launching Employ, our global employment, payroll, benefit, compliance, and everything you need to employ people across the world product. We have been working on this for almost a year, and are finally able to offer our service in the first two countries (The Netherlands and United Kingdom) with many more following shortly.

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Bonding remotely: Question of the day

At Remote we have a 30-minute daily team call. It consists of two parts: a short agenda, and some time to bond. In the first months we'd just discuss whatever came to mind. That worked OK, but lead to certain people speaking more than others. To get to know each other a bit better, and in different ways, we introduced the question of the day.

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How to structure your Sass codebase

We use Sass at Remote, especially the .scss syntax. Sass gives our team features that don't exist yet in CSS, like nesting selectors, mixins, functions, and variables (although CSS has now custom properties they have differences), which are great for productivity.

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Solving global employment through Remote

Remote is working to solve global employment by allowing companies to employ people locally through our platform. We envision an interconnected world in which businesses and talent can work together no matter where they live, and we're excited to share that journey with you.

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New logo survey outcomes

We're working on rebuilding and rebranding Remote.com. Recently, we sent out a survey with some initial design directions. This morning, we discussed the outcomes and our plans.

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How companies review your application and why you don't hear anything back

You found your dream position, poured all your time and energy into an amazing cover letter...and you hear nothing back at all from the company you applied to. Sure, your CV wasn't a perfect match, but you more than compensate for that, which you explained in your cover letter. Then why didn't you get a response? Or, if you got one, why was a it such an impersonal one without any feedback?

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The tools we're using to build the new Remote.com

Fundamental to great teams working quickly is great communication. Tools are just a way to make that easier or possible, not a solution for a poorly communicating or slow team. At Remote, we try to avoid adopting too many tools. These are the few tools we can't live without.

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Why we’re rewriting Remote.com

In the world of programming, a rewrite is often seen as a very bad thing. It is very easy to underestimate the complexity of an existing application, and to overestimate your ability to delivery quickly. Yet here we are, rewriting Remote.com. Why?

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