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Hack Remote - Issue #4 - the weekly remote work newsletter by Unmeeting.io

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Hack Remote

February 15 · Issue #4 · View online
The week's remote work trends, tips and hacks – curated by Joe Taylor, co-founder at Unmeeting.

Welcome to this week’s edition of Hack Remote. I’m writing this from London as I’m in town for a couple of weeks before going back out to San Francisco. Just in time for Storm Dennis…

Weekly shake down


  • As Slack continues to storm the stock markets, the app recently boosted the functionality of bots on its platform by implementing an ‘App Home’ view. This means fewer bot actions require the user to leave the Slack app (VentureBeat)

Becoming a remote worker
As a Hack Remote subscriber, chances are you have worked away from the office before, but a sizeable chunk of the workforce has yet to enjoy the benefits of being a remote worker. This excellent article in Remote Corgi surveys 16 software engineers and presents their tips for becoming a remote worker.
I asked 16 developers how they got their first remote job - RemoteCorgi
Deep dive
This week’s deep dive is an article by Joe Martin of CloudApp, looking at how today’s collaboration solutions will need to change to keep up with the preferred working styles of the near future.
The Modern Workplace May Come with a Couch, Chips, and Netflix - ReadWrite The Modern Workplace May Come with a Couch, Chips, and Netflix - ReadWrite
A pragmatic guide to getting remote work working
We hear a lot about the benefits of remote work, but how exactly does a company or manager get everything set up to succeed? Here are a few great articles that will help you figure it out:
How to onboard a new hire - Know Your Team | Blog
how to overcome your worries about letting people work remotely — Ask a Manager
Helping Remote Workers Avoid Loneliness and Burnout
At Unmeeting.io this week...
Another busy week as we continue to test out our early version with remote teams. We are actively looking for additional remote teams to help us test. If you would like to fix problems with isolation & disconnection in your remote team, it’s easy to get started with Unmeeting.

That’s all for this week. Enjoy your weekend!
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