July 8th, 2020
Remote Game Jobs
Remote Game Jobs has access to thousands of candidates for recruiters to find remote work and hire remote talents in the game industry. However, it's worth noting that there is a payment fee to post a job on the site.
10 Must-Know Slack Tips for Better Remote Work Communication
PCMag has penned a piece surrounding communication in Slack, such as specific channels, polls, keeping morale, emojis, and more.
Top 17 Remote Collaboration Tools and How to Develop One
Strategy consulting and technology provider Eastern Peak has provided a list of remote collaboration tools, from project management to video conferencing to file sharing.
World's Biggest Remote Working Experiment: What Did We Learn?
Recruiter Robert Walters has shared data gathered from 2,000 global firms and 5,000 professionals on what the key outcomes and learnings have been from the last few months of remote working via an extensive report.
Remote working is not going away: who wins and loses when workers stay home?
The Guardian posted a think piece with the question of the work-life balance very much at the centre. Stats, surveys, comments from industry professionals make up an interesting read about just where we may be headed with remote work and what needs to be addressed to make it work in the long-term.
Looking after your mental health while working during the coronavirus outbreak
The Mental Health Foundation has shared general tips on looking after mental health during these difficult times, including getting into a routine, IT and technology, using support, and keeping up the formal and social flow of work. There's also a downloadable guide.
7 Top Tips To Help You Start Your New Remote Job
With lockdown still a reality, Forbes has put together a handy guide full of tips for anyone beginning a new role, with a focus on communication, establishing relationships, progress, and more.
Why we need to drop the "remote": Five tips for digitally leading a team
Based on his experience, InnoGames studio director Christian Reshöf has compiled a list of the top skills and characteristics that become more important when working in a digital environment.
Remote Working: What we learned from the Working From Home PocketGamer.biz RoundTable
The PocketGamer.biz RoundTable sessions have now kicked off with the very first discussion, in collaboration with Tamatem, focusing on the coronavirus pandemic and the ways in which the games industry is adapting to it, along with a deeper dive into the world of remote working.
Challenges of Working Remotely
Skillsoft YouTube has posted a video detailing a number of common challenges faced by remote work, alongside advice on how to overcome these all too frequent problems.
Mark Zuckerberg talking about his approach to remote work
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg live-streamed his traditionally internal weekly company town hall sharing an update on his approach to remote work at the social tech giant.
May 18th, 2020
How to Enable Collaborative Game Development For Remote Teams
Software developer Perforce has laid out a collection of tips aimed specifically for teams of game developers, There's also an informative presentation of the whole document that goes through everything if preferred.
Transitioning Your Team To Remote Work
GameCareerGuide's feature on how to transition an office-based team to full-time remote working for the first time might not be the longest but the tips listed are all beneficial.
Remote work trend report: meetings
While not strictly a guide, Microsoft's trend report on remote working does give off some interesting stats and insight on people's preferred methods of communication.
How Blizzard, Ubisoft, and other studios went remote in the time of Covid-19
Taking examples from numerous top developers, Gamasutra spoke with a number of games industry workers about how they and their teams have made the jump to remote working and the lessons learned along the way.
Emotional checklist for remote working teams
GameLearn's checklist for team leaders is a very refreshing read which focuses on mental health in a big way that is being overlooked at times from companies.
The New Virtual World - A guide to online events
Tech industry veteran Marion Feldhofer posted an informative guide on how to successfully organise and run an online event, citing several examples - including PG Connects Digital.
A Complete Guide to Working from Home in 2020
Career advice platform Career Karma vast guide to working from home, includes myth-busters, different types of remote working, working styles, tips for succeeding, and more.
How to Make the Most of the Move to Remote Working
Small business specialist ByteStart has an interesting guide on how to take advantage of the remote working during these unusual circumstances. Mental health, tools and daily structure are all touched upon.
A Developer's Guide to Surviving the Coronapocalypse
Ziverge, a solutions provider tech firm, CEO John De Goes has written a guide for developers to help prepare for the oncoming months and life after the Covid-19.
How to Deal with Agile and Scrum in a Remote Environment
Custom software developer NetGuru details how to implement two of the most popular frameworks to help run a successful company - Agile and Scrum - when not in the office.
March 26th, 2020
Make remote work work - top tips from the games industry
The UK's games and interactive entertainment industry offers expert advice directly from games workers far and wide, including general tips, networking, clothing and mental health.
The seven biggest remote work challenges (and how to overcome them)
Online tool integration company Zapier talks about the biggest difficulties posed by remote working and the many common issues that occur when just starting out.
Working Remotely: Yes, It Sounds Good, But How Do You Actually Do It?
Gamasutra published a useful article on the realities of working from home by Midway and Maxis veteran Jake Simpson. The piece looks in detail at how game developers can set up a remote working-friendly ethos and how to make better games along the way. Though it was written in 2008, it does bring up a number of interesting points and proves that it's been done successfully for over a decade.
The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work
Software firm Miro has provided an extensive guide that is rooted in years of building a distributed team of 250 plus people (Miro has five office hubs across several time zones), and expertise from leading companies like HubSpot, Upwork, Pivotal, Automattic, AngelList, and Intercom.
It's an impressive amount of content that is regularly updated that includes everything from busting myths and team building to productivity and stats.
Working from home: your guide to the tech you're going to need
The Guardian discusses the importance of knowing exactly what equipment you will need, with expert advice on the best tech and broadband options.
Nine Team Building Games for Remote Workers
All-in-one employee app Connecteam has created a list featuring nine work-appropriate games for keeping morale high - even Words with Friends gets a mention.
Two weeks in: what we’ve learned about remote work
Microsoft 365 corporate vice president Jared Spataro's blog post on the biggest lessons learned in the two-weeks since his team went fully remote under the coronavirus epidemic gives some interesting insight and valuable lessons learned.
The Future of Remote Work is Now – Tips for Remote Staffing
Cloud company Bullhorn has put together a remote working tips piece written from a freelancer's perspective, which includes stats, factors to consider and staffing up.
Guide to Working at Home
The Verge has a thorough read that is split up into three sections: Tech strategies, Staying Sane and Furniture and Gadgets.
How to Hire a Remote Team
Zappier offers recruitment advice for hiring remote workers. Everything from posting the job to the interview process to actually making a decision is covered.
Guide to keeping your remote team connected in times of crisis
Quartz has a dedicated guide to remote working during the Covid-19 outbreak that has plenty of detail and strategies, though a subscription is needed.
Remote Development - How to Work Effectively from Long Distance
Educational channel Extra Credits has a video dedicated on how to work effectively from long distance in the games industry from 2016 that still applies today. The YouTube channel itself has over two million subscribers, so they must be doing something right.
Working From Home Survival Guide
Sticking with Extra Credits, the channel recently hosted a podcast where they discussed tips on how to maintain productivity and self-care while working in the same place that you sleep.
Working from home tips for 2019 (10 proven tips for productive remote work)
Better with Phoebe uploaded a video discussing her six years as a US-based remote worker that has received lots of praise. The video talks about routines, exercise and more
Remote Work How To: Tips For Managing A Remote Team
Trello head of marketing Stella Garber spoke about management tips for dealing with a team remotely via a presentation at Trello Day 2018, utilising stats, figures, and experience taken from all employees.