Three strategies for finding full-time remote work jobs

Three strategies for finding full-time remote work jobs

Three strategies for finding full-time remote work jobs

There’s no doubt that remote work is here to stay. But, how do you combat the barriers to securing a job? Let’s look at three key strategies for finding remote work jobs in 2022.

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Update your LinkedIn profile

It’s important that your work and education experience is not only up-to-date but outlined in a way that would bring context for a hiring manager from overseas who may not be familiar with the university you attended or companies you’ve worked for. Is your university highly ranked or respected? Say so. Is your company a market leader in your country? Say so. And make sure to include any awards, accolades, or impressive results that will signal you’re a rockstar.

Highlight your remote work experience

Companies want to hire people that are even more productive at home than in the office. Talk about your productivity journey working from home during the pandemic. Emphasize your wins and accomplishments, such as launching a successful project virtually, implementing an asynchronous workflow, or onboarding new team members through Slack and Zoom.

Look further from home

An increasing number of remote positions are location agnostic – meaning you don’t need to live near the office in order to apply. Make sure you read the job description carefully. Some remote jobs are fully remote whereas others are hybrid positions, meaning you work remotely part of the time and on-site for the balance. While most remote-first companies have now implemented asynchronous workflows that make it easier to collaborate across timezones, always ensure that you clearly understand the expectations around working hours, especially if you’re not in the same timezone as your manager. Nobody likes a 2 am meeting!

Today there are few jobs that cannot be done remotely

You can even live in one country and work for a company from another. Do you want to know how? Contact us

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The announcement led many companies to question their way of hiring.

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Airbnb told its 6,000 employees that they would have the option to permanently work remotely and also told its U.S. employees that they could move to anywhere in the country without a reduction to their compensation.

Although remote work grew remarkably, the announcement generated a lot to talk about in the world of work and led many companies to ask themselves if it is feasible to hire people from anywhere in the world.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced on Twitter “Five key features” of its new work policy, which goes further than several other tech giants in its flexibility for employees:

1. You can work from home or the office—whatever works best for you.

2. You can move anywhere in the country, like from San Francisco to Nashville, and your compensation won’t change

3. You have the flexibility to live and work in 170 countries for up to 90 days a year in each location.

4. We’ll meet up regularly for team gatherings. Most employees will connect in person every quarter for about a week at a time (some more frequently).

5. To pull this off, we’ll operate off of a multi-year roadmap with two major product releases a year, which will keep us working in a highly coordinated way.

start now with your remote work team

Many companies are already thinking of applying this model. In fact, there are many who have been applying for it for years. Did you know that it is possible to legally hire people anywhere in the world? Contact us

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Will companies follow the course of Airbnb?

Will companies follow the course of Airbnb?

Will companies follow the course of Airbnb?

Most of their employees can now work remotely forever.

Airbnb promotes remote work

According to an email sent by CEO Brian Chesky, the international vacation rental company Airbnb will allow its employees to work from anywhere —be it from home or office indefinitely. The email read, “We have designed a way for you to live and work anywhere— while collaborating in a highly coordinated way and experiencing the in-person connection that makes Airbnb special.”

Majority of Airbnb employees will have the flexibility to work from either home or office. In contrast, people in some roles will be required to be in the office to perform their core responsibilities. However, employees’ compensation will not be impacted if they move anywhere in the country they work from, as the company will have single-pay tiers for salary and equity from June.

Chesky said that the move was part of a wider shift at the company to accommodate flexibility and remote work. “The world is becoming more flexible about where people can work,” Chesky wrote. “We see this in our own business. We wouldn’t have recovered so quickly from the pandemic had it not been for millions of people working from Airbnbs.

Do you agree with what Chesky thinks?

If you believe that your company could work better if you can have all the employees working where they want, what do you expect to do?

start now with your remote work team

Do you know that you can do it in a legal and safe way? Contact us

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Three changes to work in 2022

Three changes to work in 2022

Three changes to work in 2022 

As the pandemic stretches on into a third year, the way offices look and the way we act within them will still look nothing like they did in 2019 

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Despite many employers’ hopes, a full-time return to office-based work is looking highly unrealistic as the omicron variant pushes back return-to-office plans once again for millions of workers. And, given the way the current labour market shifted power to employees, pre-pandemic work structures are likely to become a relic. 

Yet for all that seems certain, there is still so much we don’t know about how our working environment will evolve in 2022. This time last year, many people expected 2021 to bring a degree of stability, perhaps even the smooth rollout of hybrid work. The emergence of new variants of the virus blocked this – and may well continue to do so in the months ahead. 

Amid constantly shifting circumstances, it’s hard to pin down where we might find ourselves in 12 months’ time. But experts who study employment and the workplace have identified a few trends that are already giving shape to the way we’ll be working in the coming year, and may just be a window onto the future of office life. 

 

1. Shorter workweeks may happen  

A call for shorter workweeks and condensed hours has been gaining traction around the globe, with companies and entire governments alike already exploring this alternative.

 

2. Workers won’t be heading back to the same offices 

When some workers finally do return to the office – whether in 2022 or down the road – many will find the layout and function to be completely different. Nicholas Bloom, a professor of economics who studies at Stanford University said in an interview that companies will reconfigure spaces this year to meet the needs of a newly hybrid workforce, and accounting for how people want to work when they’re together in person: collaboratively.

Bloom, who has studied the future of the office for years, says the transition back to in-office days has so far been awkward and clumsy. He says he’s heard “horror stories” from workers whose companies have called them back into the office – for instance, sitting in half-empty offices on the same Zoom calls they would at home (and listening to colleagues do the same). 

In other words, the pre-pandemic office doesn’t work the way employees in 2022 need it to.

Since some companies that have rolled out hybrid models bring in certain teams into the office on the same day each week, Bloom says co-ordination is going to be the name of the game this year, and more offices will make permanent layout changes to facilitate this.

 

3.  Employee turnover will continue to increase as hybrid and remote work become the norm for knowledge workers.

Flexibility around how, where, and when people work is no longer a differentiator, it’s now table stakes. Unfortunately for many organizations, increasing flexibility will not slow turnover in today’s tight labor market; in fact, turnover will increase, for two reasons.

First, there will be weaker forces keeping employees in seats. Employees that work hybrid or remotely have fewer friends at work and thus weaker social and emotional connections with their coworkers. These weaker connections make it easier for employees to quit their job by reducing the social pressure that can encourage employees to stay longer.

Second, there will be stronger forces enticing employees away as the pool of potential employers increases. With hybrid and remote work as the norm, the geographic radius of the organizations that someone can work for also expands. This increased attrition risk remains even in a hybrid model where employees are expected to come into the office at least once a week. Employees are much more willing to take on a longer commute when they must do so less frequently; the pool of potential employers expands alongside employees’ commute tolerance.

These factors will lead to sustained; higher turnover rates compared to any historical norms. The great resignation will shift to the sustained resignation. 

hire employees from anywhere

It is evident that work has changed and will never be the same again. This gives us many advantages, one of them is being able to hire employees from anywhere in the world, because as we prove, it is not necessary to be physically in the same place to be able to work as a team. You know how to do it? 
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Two main reasons why workers will be flush with job opportunities in 2022

Two main reasons why workers will be flush with job opportunities in 2022

Two main reasons why workers will be flush with job opportunities in 2022

Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and economists say the Great Resignation is likely to keep up well into 2022.

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In this article we present two main reasons why economists believe workers will continue to have their pick of jobs in 2022, and what it will take for more Americans to rejoin the labor force.

Demand for goods will remain high

Retail sales were higher than expected in October, according to the latest report from the Commerce Department, meaning that Americans are buying a lot of stuff. Businesses are doing what they can to keep pace with consumer demand, especially heading into the holiday season, by hiring workers to produce, transport and sell more goods.

But industries with some of the highest numbers of job openings are experiencing the highest turnover, especially across retail and manufacturing, Pollak says. This kind of labor crunch incentivizes businesses to do everything they can to attract and retain workers through better pay, perks and working conditions.

Demand for services is recovering

Covid-19 pushed many in-person events from 2020 into the next year, and this summer’s contagious delta variant pushed additional 2021 events into the future. With improved vaccination rates and pandemic conditions in general, Pollak says a bunch of events from the last two years will finally happen in 2022.

That means a sharp rise in vacations, concerts, weddings, conferences and other live events — as well as a need for businesses to staff up for all these occasions.

As people return to daily public life, the need for workers across sectors like transportation, leisure and hospitality, and other services (which ranges from auto workers to hairstylists to laundry workers) will rise. Some reports estimate the infrastructure bill will help create 1 million jobs over the next five years, with the most immediate gains in construction.

don’t miss out on new opportunities

As we can see, the labor demand will be on the rise and there will be many options that employees will have when choosing where to work. Even today we know that it can be done remotely from anywhere in the world.
If you are the owner of a company and you are interested in hiring employees from other countries and you don’t know how to do it, contact us! We take care of doing it in an easy, fast and simple way. Contact Us

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Can a US company hire a Canadian citizen?

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Can a US company hire a Canadian citizen?

A guide for hiring remote workers in this country

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US companies are beginning to look abroad for top talent, who can be hired as remote workers in their own country.

A few of the advantages of hiring in Canada are purely practical, such as sharing English as a primary language, proximity to the US for ease of travel, similar time zones, and a developed educational and professional environment. But then your company will have to find a way to legally hire a Canadian citizen. This guide will outline your options and the main compliance concerns when employing in Canada, with the need to set up a Canadian payroll from the US.

Can a US company hire a Canadian citizen?

If you have recruited a Canadian worker, the steps of hiring them may seem daunting. It is one thing to hire employees in the US in a familiar system, but that becomes more complex in a new country. The primary challenge is running a compliant Canadian payroll, and meeting all labor and employment regulations.

If you do this on your own, your HR department will be facing an entirely new regulatory framework, without any local assistance. However, there are ways to overcome these barriers with the use of third-party expertise.

How do US companies hire Canadian employees?

There are two main methods for US companies to hire Canadian employees:
1. Set up a Canadian entity
2. Employ your Canadian employee through an employer of record

The choice will depend on your level of commitment to Canada, number of employees and cost considerations.

Let´s have a look at each one:

1. Set up a Canadian entity

Your company can set up its own Canadian entity as a branch or subsidiary, and hire and payroll the employees directly. But this method is less than ideal if all you want to do is hire Canadian workers. It is costly and time consuming to set up an entity in any foreign country, and will require the use of legal and accounting experts in Canada. It really only makes sense if you are hiring an entire remote Canadian team, or have other strategic business plans in the country.

2. Employ your Canadian employee through an employer of record

A more efficient option is to use a Canadian employer of record (EOR) to hire your remote employees. The EOR is already set up as a legal entity with a local payroll that can hire and onboard your employees immediately. The EOR will ensure that your company is in full compliance with tax and entitlement calculations, which your Canadian employees can rely on as residents. While the EOR administers employment in Canada, your company continue to manage the employee’s schedule and work projects.

Let´s clear some doubts about it:

Does a Canadian employee working for a US company have to pay US social security or taxes?
As long as your Canadian employee does not establish residency in the US, they don’t have to pay US taxes or social security. The fact that they are being paid by a US company does not equate to personal income tax liability for the employee, as long as they remain in Canada.

Do Canadian employees need a work visa or permit to work remotely for a US company?
The simple answer is that as long as the Canadian remote worker is physically performing the work in Canada, no US work visa is required.

hiring remote workers in Canada

You don’t have to go to the expense of setting up a Canadian entity, or take the risk of hiring contractors. Roots EOR employer of record in Canada is ready to do it for you, complying with every part of Canadian and provincial employment laws, and making sure that your new employee is taken care of locally. Contact Us

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