Earlier this week, Scrapinghub was invited along with several other fully-distributed companies to participate in a remote working Q&A hosted by Startups Canada.
The various companies invited, as well as their guests attending, shared their insights into a number of questions related to building a remote company and being a remote worker.
We’re sharing our answers and our favourite answers from other companies.
Q1 What are some of the major benefits to using remote workers?
Q2 What are some of the major benefits in working remotely?
Q3 How can you stay connected with your team while working remotely?
Q4 What is the best software for ensuring effective communication/collaboration?
Q5 Are there any home-office necessities for working remotely?
Q6 Do certain roles lend themselves better to remote workers? Are there some that don’t?
Q7 How do you maintain a team atmosphere and culture when your employees are working remotely?
Q8 Is information security a greater issue for businesses that use remote workers/allow employees to work remotely?
Q9 How can a business protect its data while using remote workers?
Q10 Is a certain amount of face-to-face interaction recommended ie pre-hire/once a year? When and how much?
Q11 Any final tips for our audience today? Do you know of any helpful blogs/resources on remote working?
Thanks to everyone at QuickBooks and Startup Canada, as well as Joe Johnson, Wade Foster, Alex Brown and Tom Redman!