Freelancing is the New Job Interview

Freelancing allows you to work with different projects and companies all over the world. But does it also provide you a quick in when you decide to put your gig work to the side and get a full time job doing what you love with your dream company? In short, yes. Freelancing is the new…

Keep Company Culture and Morale Alive while Working Virtually

The entire world has had to adapt to COVID, and every industry has been affected without exception. Working remotely has its benefits; however, there are setbacks that can be significant when the transition is made too swiftly. How can your team rebuild the same company culture in a virtual space? COVID has changed the way…

Maintaining Virtual Workplace Culture

Has COVID affected your work routine? Certainly…lives have been impacted, priorities have changed, life is definitely different now, but that doesn’t mean your work life/routine needs to come to a full halt. Your colleagues, work environment, and company traditions are an essential part of your work experience. How can you, as an employee, help maintain…

Excelling at Virtual Communication

“Hey, do you have a minute?” It takes seconds in an office setting to communicate with your coworkers, employees, and managers and minimal effort. Virtually, it can take anywhere from minutes up to days to get answers from colleagues. How can you, a newly remote worker, manage the communication medium switch? Agency owners are experiencing…

Managing Communication with a Newly Remote Team.

With the majority of the world under quarantine working remotely is the only option for many. However, even when social distancing isn’t enforced, remote teams will continue to grow. How can agencies handle communication challenges and engage with their remote workforce? It’s a safe bet to make –remote teams are the future of work. The…

Managing Productivity Standards and Team Optimization with Remote Work

Managers may be concerned about their employees’ productivity as they transition to a remote workforce, especially with the quarantine measures in place throughout the world. The challenge of mixing personal and work responsibilities is even greater as many working parents have young children at home at all times. How can employers encourage productivity while maintaining…

Staying Productive when Working from Home.

Procrastination, you are probably doing it right now. Reading relevant COVID and remote work articles to stay informed and better yourself at work… instead of getting that looming project done. So how do you stay productive and efficient in an environment that is normally your place to relax? The first step is to set up…

Creating an Ideal Home Office.

Working remotely is a difficult task. You’re sitting at home and that pile of laundry feels like it’s staring at you. We get it…you have the added pressures of home and work responsibilities now in one place. How do you create an effective home office space? The trick to succeed at working from home is…

How to foster a thriving remote work culture for your agency.

Building the perfect team is hard. Attracting, managing and engaging full-time, contract or freelance workers, while maintaining company culture productivity and quality is extremely challenging. How can agencies thrive in today’s talent crisis? Agencies are losing in the war for talent. Agency teams are in constant flux as they scale up or down, and attempt…

How to foster a thriving remote work culture for your Agency

Building the perfect team is hard. Attracting, managing and engaging full-time, contract or freelance workers, while maintaining company culture productivity and quality is extremely challenging. How can agencies thrive in today’s talent crisis? Agencies are losing in the war for talent. Agency teams are in constant flux as they scale up or down, and attempt…

What first time remote workers can learn from freelancers.

Adjusting to remote work takes time, energy, and coaching. None of which was given to the employees who are now quarantined and forced to work remotely. How will they adjust to the new normal?  Employees are scrambling to get a handle on working from home. There is laundry to do, the kids want to play,…

Communo Launches their Strategic Partnership Program

Communo is announcing its partnership program that includes partners that touch several industries. From virtual assistance, telecom, finance, legal, software and many more.   Communo is a two-sided marketplace that’s connecting agencies and freelancers to scale their businesses. These valuable partnerships are intended to give Communo members access to perks, amazing deals and overall benefits that…

“HR Tech” Startup Communo Nabs $3.3M

One more point for “startup-team Canada” as Calgary-based Communo announced early this morning that it raised $3.3 million (Canadian, which is $2.5M in American paper) for its marketers-as-a-service platform. Communo co-founder and CEO Ryan Gill said the platform connected over 40,000 users with marketers, creative talent, and consultants to hit the $25 million deal mark…