The Ultimate Guide to Remote Teams

​There is a growing trend among companies of all types to utilize remote teams of employees or contractors, in order to fill specific business roles or complete shared technical or design projects. For a company considering this step, we have assembled this thorough guide to effectively recruiting, onboarding and managing a remote team.

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Jan 13, 2017
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There is a growing trend among companies of all types to utilize remote teams of employees or contractors, in order to fill specific business roles or complete shared technical or design projects. For a company considering this step, we have assembled this thorough guide to effectively recruiting, onboarding and managing a remote team.

1. What is a Remote Team?
2. Remote Team Benefits
3. How to Anticipate Remote Teams Challenges
4. Compliance Concerns with Remote Teams Dispersed Internationally
5. Types of Remote Virtual Teams
6. How to Hire a Remote Team?
7. How to Pay Remote Workers
8. How to Set Up and Run Successful Remote Teams
9. How to Effectively Manage Remote Teams
10. Tools for Managing Remote Teams
11. Five Common Misconceptions About Remote Teams
12. Remote Sales Teams
13. Remote Technical Teams
14. Ask an Employer of Record Expert: Remote Teams

1. What is a Remote Team?

Remote Teams Definition

A remote team is comprised of employees or independent contractors that work and live in different geographical locations, but still function to fulfill a shared business purpose for the employer. Their physical location is less important than their skill set and ability to work independently, while maintaining communication and productivity over the long term.

Remote Works vs Remote Teams

There is an important distinction between remote work and remote teams. Remote work (commonly referred to as ‘telecommuting’) can be performed by any employee as a part of their position, and may be necessary due to family responsibilities or simple logistical convenience.

For example, an employee could be allowed to work from home a few days a week, saving the need to commute to the home office. This type of flexible work arrangement may be solely for the benefit of a single employee, and unrelated to others working on similar projects.

In contrast, remote teams are assembled with the strategic intention to have an entire area of the business handled by team members. The purpose will usually revolve around cost savings, access to talent pools or the need to have team members positioned in different locations for expansion into new markets...read more

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Tim Burgess

Director, Shield GEO Services Ltd

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