Remote Work Round-Up
Feb. 14th 2018
Working remote can mean more time for family, a healthier diet, and time for more exercise throughout the day. But how healthy is your home office? Here are five tips for designing a home office that keeps you happy and healthy in your remote role.
#1 Natural Light
Working in a dark cave can affect your mood AND your productivity. A 2013 study from Northwestern University found a strong correlation between the amount of workplace daylight exposure we get and our overall quality of life. Be sure to sit near a window if possible and open the blinds during the day to improve your focus, increase productivity, and get better sleep at night.
#2 Consider a Standing Desk
According to the National Institutes of Health, workers who sit at a desk most of the day have a higher risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Adding a standing desk can protect your heart, help regulate your blood sugar, reduce lower back pain, and keep you energized throughout the day.
#3 Invest in Ergonomics
Ergonomic footrests, office chairs, and computer equipment help protect your lower back and spine from injury, especially if you're a chronic sloucher. Avoid unnecessary trips to the chiropractor with home office tools built specifically to keep you in proper alignment.
#4 Remove Toxins
Electronics, adhesives, paints, and inks are notorious for decreasing the air quality in your home where you don't have enormous ventilation systems like an office building would. Combat indoor air pollution by replacing these items with eco-friendly substitutes, and add some green plants to your work area as well.
#5 Add a Pop of Color
Different colors can trigger emotional reactions in our bodies that affect our mood and energy levels, so don't leave your color palette to chance! Create a more relaxing, laid back environment with greens, blues, and violets; add more energy to a room with yellow or red hues, and boost your creativity with bold purple shades. Cramped in small office that makes you feel overwhelmed? Minimize distractions and improve your focus with whites, grays, and other neutrals.
Now that your space is ready- apply to one of our ten newly listed remote jobs below! Or, head over to our online jobs page for even more available roles.
The pandemic's impact on collaborative software company Quip's technical recruiting team started slowly.
First, their roster of engineering interviewers started to dwindle as rising concerns about COVID-19 led some of them to start working from home in January and February, remembers technical recruiter Grace Kim. "We needed to rethink how we conducted our onsite interviews with a limited pool," she says.
Brittany Boardman went to her first interview with Stack Overflow without expecting much.
"I'm not technical, I'm not an engineer. And I wasn't necessarily looking [for a new job]. But Stack just blew me away," says Brittany of her first exposure to the company behind the world's largest and most trusted software developer and technologist community. "The people I met that day seemed like they genuinely liked coming to work. There was this cohesive belief in what the company was doing. I was converted pretty quickly after that interview—Stack was somewhere I wanted to join."
7 Tips from SoftwareONE's Khristy Young
Khristy Young is used to working hard.
She came to the U.S. from the Philippines at 19, computer science degree in hand, and landed her first job in tech, working in frontline support, at 21.
Balancing two full-time jobs — as a mom and [insert your title here] — has never been easy. Add to that the stress of the holiday season and a global pandemic, and your brain may well feel ready to explode.
If you're feeling overwhelmed these days, you're not alone. Hear how Ping Del Giudice, Director of Revenue Operations at Chainalysis and mother of two, has been coping amidst the chaos. (Spoiler alert: she's perfected her multitasking skills.)
What are your best work-life integration tips during this challenging time? Let us know in the comments.
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