The year in review: hiring tournaments, co-working, and more 2017 was a big year for Crossover! We embarked on a worldwide hiring tour, increased our global talent network (now in 130 countries) by 70%, coordinated co-working options for our partners, and much more. To date, we estimate that about 7% of the global workforce has applied to our work-from-anywhere jobs, while businesses around the world hired Crossover teams of highly skilled professionals.
Answering your questions about remote jobs and hiring with Crossover Since 2014, Crossover’s mission has been to reinvent the workplace through a flexible, global approach to work and staffing. We believe that the best talent is located all over the world and currently have a network of 2,500 team members in 130 countries. For job-seekers We connect top 1% talent from every corner of the globe with challenging, long-term remote jobs. We offer a wide range of technical roles (in software development and architecture, engineering management, quality assurance, and more), as well as positions in areas ranging from sales and finance to design and marketing. You can view our current openings here: http://bit.ly/crossover-jobs Once you join Crossover, you have the flexibility to work from anywhere or at one of our co-working sites with some of the most talented and motivated professionals in your area of expertise. Take it from some of our team members:
Expert gear recommendations from the Crossover community One of the best parts of working remotely is customizing your own workspace. Whether it’s a home office setup or a method for staying productive, you choose the tools, techniques, and atmosphere that will make you the most efficient, comfortable, and happy. Crossover’s community — more than 2,500 in 100+ countries — knows a thing or two about working remotely, from the digital nomad lifestyle to productive work routines. If they’re not taking advantage of one of Crossover’s dedicated co-working sites around the world, they may choose to work from a home office. So we asked our network of partners to share their favorite gear and tools. Here are some of their top tips and picks for working anytime, anywhere:
Coming soon to Kiev: new hiring tournament and business forum More people are working remotely than ever before. In the U.S., the remote workforce is growing 10 times faster than any other category — 115% since 2005. With benefits for both workers and employers, it’s no surprise that flexible work models are on the rise. But it’s not always easy to find legitimate work-from-home jobs, or reliable remote workers. That’s where Crossover can help. What does Crossover do? Crossover is on a mission to redefine the workplace by connecting the best talent around the world with full-time remote jobs. We also provide businesses with remote management solutions and advanced team performance analytics through WorkSmart, our workforce productivity platform.
The remote worker’s checklist for a productive workspace Working from home is great — no commute, no cubicles, no noisy co-workers — but remote work has its own challenges. Family, pets, TV, chores, and other distractions are just a step away, but you can resist their pull with a few strategies for designing a home office that keeps you focused and productive. 1. Separate your workspace from your living space Even if you don’t have a separate room for an office, you can create some boundaries so your work time and downtime don’t bleed together. A dedicated workspace also helps create mental boundaries: if you designate a space to “go to work,” where only work happens and no other activities, it will help give your day some structure. Even if you only have a table or a corner of a room to spare, entering that space acts as a mental trigger that it’s time to focus.
Practical tips for smart, supportive team-building Trust is an essential building block of any successful team. Without intentional effort to encourage bonding and transparency between teammates, distributed teams can be particularly prone to assumptions and misinterpretations that break down trust. Although many remote teams seldom meet in person, some proactive management strategies can cultivate strong workplace relationships and productive collaborations.
Common misconceptions about working remotely in tech—and why they’re wrong According to Stack Overflow’s 2017 Developer Survey, more than half of developers say remote work options are a top priority when looking for a new role. Yet, if you’ve never held a flexible or work-from-home job, you might have doubts about whether working remotely is a good idea. Maybe you’ve seen one too many sounds-too-good-to-be-true online job listings. Or maybe you’re just so used to going into an office that it’s hard to imagine doing anything else. We get it. Making the switch to remote work can be daunting. Let’s dig into a few common concerns:
Register for one of 8 events in August or September — both in person and online Since 2014, Crossover has been connecting technical professionals and Fortune 1000 companies for remote work partnerships. In 2017, we reached a new milestone: 2,000 partners in more than 100 countries around the globe. How did we do it? This year, hiring tournaments have been a big part of our growth. We started our international hiring tour in February and have hosted 25 tournaments in 12 countries to date.