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Jan. 25th 2018

Let's talk about conflict. Every company has it; whether it's a disagreement during a meeting, getting feedback during a performance review, or just banter back and forth between colleagues, the same rings true for remote companies- and can be even more challenging to corroborate. When non-verbal cues are eliminated, it's increasingly difficult to understand exactly what a co-worker may be feeling or saying, and words can be taken out of context very quickly.

We've broken down an article written by Liane Davey, and learned some really great tips for solving remote office conflict- and many of these tips will work for those in a regular office as well!

"Although you may have been thinking about concerns in your relationship for a while, suddenly phoning a teammate to share your constructive feedback might take them off guard. That element of surprise is likely to trigger defensiveness and erode trust, rather than strengthening it. Instead of springing feedback on your colleague, give the person a call and ask if you can set up some time to talk about how things have been going."

Communication is key, regardless of where you're located. And especially for remote employees, letting conflict fester could lead to more than just negative feelings.

"Most of us avoid or delay uncomfortable conversations even with people who sit beside us. It's natural to dislike confrontation. Now imagine how easy it is to let concerns fester when your teammate is two time zones away. Avoiding an important conversation is a bad idea with an office mate and an even worse idea with a virtual teammate. Get the issues out in the open as quickly as possible before they sour your relationship and affect your ability to get the job done."

Resolving conflict is never fun, but it's important when we're all working towards the same goal, and to our overall happiness in general!

Now that you're a conflict solving pro- why not check out these ten remote opportunities looking for someone just like you?! And for even more available roles, head over to our remote positions page.

db Coaching - Virtual Assistant (Remote)

Dow Jones - Customer Service Associate, Russian Speaking (Remote)

DuckDuckGo - Senior Backend Engineer (Remote)

GitHub - Application Engineer, Atom (Remote)

Harvest - Database Engineer (Remote)

INN Labs - Account Manager (Remote)

PowerToFly - Business Development Representative (Remote)

Scripto - JavaScript Developer (Remote)

ULTRA Testing - Engagement Manager (Remote)

Zapier - Head Of Communications (Remote)


How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.


Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Only 4% of companies that say they value diversity consider disabilities. Even fewer include learning and thinking differences.

While neurodiversity is a concept that is gaining more awareness, many employers have still not fully grasped the importance (and benefits) of understanding neurodiversity and how to effectively incorporate and retain neurodivergent individuals in their organizations.


[VIDEO ▶️ ] Are You the Right Candidate for the Job? Tips From a Helm Recruiter

💎 Wondering how you can show up as the right candidate for the job?

📼 Press PLAY to hear some insight from a recruiter at Helm into what the right candidate for the job looks like in an interview. Alayna Sye, Helm's Senior Technical Recruiter, knows an applicant is going to be the right for the job usually after the first conversation. Find out exactly what will make you stand out, as well as the steps for the application process at Helm.


30+ Ways Companies Are Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Founded in 1989, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15. The four-week span over two calendar months may seem a bit odd, but it comes with good reason, as it covers independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, as well as key celebrations in Hispanic and Latin communities. Apart from commemorating major holidays and historic milestones, this month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

We asked some of our partner companies what they're doing to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work this year, and we were inspired by the wide range of responses, from highlighting the impact that employees have in local communities to hosting fireside conversations on allyship to sharing performances and instruction of famous cultural dances.ot only are these companies honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, they're finding ways to spread positive change throughout the year. Here's what they're doing, in their own words:


The Workplace of the Future: How Companies Can Plan for The Ever-Changing

As vaccination numbers climb and some—though not all—of our collective paranoia begins to dissipate, businesses are starting to reopen. Employers face a key decision: how will they respond? Will they go back to the ways of life before COVID? Or will they adopt more permanently the flexibility and remote-first work necessitated by the pandemic?

As part of our Corporate Circles: Inclusive Conversation Series, join PowerToFly's Global Director of DEI Sienna Brown and Global DEI Strategist & Trainer Zara Chaudary on Friday, October 1st from 12pm to 1:30pm Eastern for an interactive roundtable as we discuss and share the tools and mindset needed to create the office of the future in a post-pandemic world.

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