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3 Keys to Building a Successful Remote Work Culture for Developers

Post by Rich Moy on Oct 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Based on a recent Gallup report that found that 37% of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted, it would be easy to assume that allowing developers to work remotely is enough to foster a healthy remote work culture. However, as challenging as hiring remote developers can be, it’s even more challenging to keep them engaged and retain them. While remote development teams at many companies have proven that remote software development teams  can work well together, their success is a result of thoughtful planning around how to put their programmers in a position to succeed. Whether you’re already offering remote work options or are about to get on board, here are a few keys to creating a successful remote work culture.

Hiring Remote Developers? Here's How to Write Job Listings That Stand Out

Post by Rich Moy on Oct 24, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Remote working options don’t always speak for themselves, especially when it comes to writing job listings that resonate with developers. Sure, you could include a line or two about how you’ll consider candidates located beyond your city limits, but it takes much more than that to attract the right developers. Remote developers want to be sure that they’ll have the tools and support they need to get their jobs done, regardless of the fact that they work from home. To help you tell a more compelling story to candidates who can’t commute to your headquarters, use these tips to write tech job listings that remote developers want to read.  

How to Optimize Your Candidate Experience for Remote Developers

Post by Rich Moy on Oct 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The phrase “candidate experience” might not be the first thing you consider when you’re interviewing a remote developer. It would be easy to assume that all you need is a working phone, a computer, and an Internet connection. Even though most of the interview process won’t happen in person, your candidate experience is still not lost on remote developers, for better or for worse. To help you make a positive first impression on remote developers, here are a few tips for creating a best-in-class virtual candidate experience.

3 Things Remote Developers Wish Recruiters Knew

Post by Rich Moy on Oct 19, 2016 12:00:00 PM

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve made the assumption that if you told every developer in the world they could work remotely, they’d all jump at the opportunity. And sure, to some developers, the thought of having no commute and no formal dress code sounds like an incredible arrangement. While a growing number of developers are choosing to work remotely, it’s important to remember that writing code from a home office still has its own unique challenges. We reached out to a few developers to hear what they wish more employers knew about what it’s like to work remotely. Here’s what they had to say.

4 Interview Questions to Ask Remote Developer Candidates

Hiring developers can be challenging. Hiring developers who will work remotely is even more of a challenge. You want that ideal candidate who is not only qualified but also able to work efficiently with your existing team. In addition to testing these candidate’s technical skills, you’ll also want to ask some questions specific to remote working. Here are a few examples to get you started.

How to Retain Your Remote Developers and Keep Them Engaged

A large part of your job as an HR leader is to ensure your employees are both happy and productive in their jobs. Through establishing a company’s culture, structuring benefit packages, and managing employee relations, you are involved in making or breaking an employee’s work experience. Remote workers pose a unique challenge since you’re not interacting with them day-to-day in person. Here are a few ways to retain remote developers and keep them engaged as well.

Developers and Remote Working: What's the Deal?

The number of remote workers – and the companies that are hiring them – continues to increase as the practice becomes more accepted. Numerous studies have outlined the benefits of employees working remotely, including increased employee happiness, a reduced attrition rate, increased productivity, and more.

Hiring remote workers means that you can get the absolute best person for the job – not just one who is willing to live in your city. The bottom line: If your company doesn’t include remote working options, you could be cutting your possible candidate pool in half and be eliminating the most qualified developers from consideration.

If you need more convincing, below are some statistics regarding developers and remote working.

4 Benefits of Letting Your Developers Work Remotely

This post was updated in November 2017 with new information.

Thanks to today’s technology, your employees can do their jobs from anywhere in the world – and do it well. Hiring remote workers presents several key advantages, not only for you as an employer but for the workers themselves. Here are a few benefits of letting your developers work remotely.

Are You Cutting Your Candidate Pool in Half by Ignoring Remote Workers?

This post was updated in October 2017 with new information.

With the number of companies embracing the remote workplace increasing each year, it’s becoming more common for employees to work remotely or seek out remote jobs specifically. In the technology space, this is even more common, with developers and engineers preferring the remote route due to its flexible hours and limited interruptions. Allowing your developers to work remotely allows you to hire the best talent out there – not just those who live near your office.  

4 Ways to Increase Productivity When Employees Work from Home

Whether it’s bad weather, a sick child, or a full-time remote employee, there comes a time when everyone needs to work from home. But this doesn’t mean that productivity inevitably falls through the floor. In fact, research has found that, when executed correctly, working from home can actually boost an employee’s productivity. As a manager of a remote team (or even a “sometimes remote” team), there are a few things you can do to optimize productivity and efficiency, no matter where people are physically located.

Here, 4 easy ways to get the most out of your work-from-somewhere-else employees:

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