What is Upskilling and Why Does it Matter for Distributed Teams?

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Managing remote teams presents challenges, least of them being time zone conflicts and decreased camaraderie between members.

So, when it comes to keeping your remote team on top of industry trends and knowledge, you’ll want the solution with the least friction and best results: upskilling.

Learn all you need to know about upskilling and why it matters for distributed teams here. From why it’s better than firing and hiring to how to set up systems and tips for success, we cover it all.

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What is a 13th and 14th Month Salary? (and How to Manage and Simplify it)

Imagine that you’ve found the ideal employee in Portugal. Isla has all the skills you’re looking for and will be a stellar match for your company culture. But during salary negotiations, she looks at your offer and asks, “Does this include the 13th- and 14th-month salaries?” For a moment, you’re caught up short. What is she talking about? Is that a real thing?

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Distributed Discussions Episode 4: Remote Evolutions and International Hiring With Tilly Firth

In this episode, host Ali Greene chats with Tilly Firth, Head of People and Talent at Impala. Tilly focuses on how to foster an incredible work environment and culture.  

Tilly describes Impala as an infrastructure API for hotels. Her role is to manage culture, onboard people, socials, community—everything around that and everything in between, as well as everything on the talent and hiring side.  

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Distributed Discussions Episode 3: Connectivity and Rural Communities With Jo Palmer

In this episode, host Ali Greene chats with Jo Palmer, founder and managing director of Pointer Remote, an Australian-based company that supports rural communities, businesses, and individuals to leverage remote work. They also operate a remote work jobs board, deliver capacity building programs with government and community groups, and is currently building a decentralization tool to encourage people living in metropolitan areas to relocate to rural towns. 

Jo is motivated by the social and economic benefits that remote work provides for marginalized parts of the community. She believes that a person’s location, gender, physical ability, or ethnicity should not determine the type of work they do.

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