Why Remote

140 companies answer 6 questions

Choosing to take your company remote is not an easy decision. In our Why Remote section, we ask leading remote companies why and how they made the jump to remote. Here you'll gain insight from companies that were remote from day one as well as tips from companies that made the switch gradually over many months or even years.

What does your remote-friendly company do?

ThirdPath Institute

ThirdPath Institute provides coaching, training and workbooks to individuals and families looking for new and better ways to balance work and life. In addition, we…

Articulate, Inc.

We make the world’s best online training software.

Incsub

Incsub is a team of WordPress experts behind the projects of wpmudev.com, edublogs.org, and campuspress.com.

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What does your virtual team do within the company?

Working Solutions

Ensures we attract the best talent and retain it through meaningful and effective company programs and a positive culture.

American Express

World Service is the American Express global servicing network that delivers a unique Relationship Care® service experience. We focus on turning every customer interaction into…

Appen

Our combined human resources and recruiting team helps identify talent around the globe for our corporate, full-time openings, as well as the numerous independent contractor…

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Did you switch to remote or start out that way?

Vork Inc

It started out as remote.

Inspired HR

We did not start as remote, rather we began in a very traditional office setting. We had an office in downtown Calgary in which we…

Taksa Technology Solutions

Started remote.

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How important is remote work to your business model?

MomsRising

Working remotely has allowed us to hire the best people wherever they live.   This is of huge value.

Sticker Mule

It’s been critical to our success. People make businesses and going remote is the only way for us to hire the best possible people.

Chargify

Pretty important. Not only does it make finding talent easier (covered in other sections), but having a remote team, across multiple time zones, allows us…

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What do you consider the biggest benefits of a remote workforce?

Trello

Having a remote workforce gives us the ability to have the most talented workers, and also the ability to focus on productivity. Being in an…

BELAY

There are so many benefits that mean something different to each individual. Here are a few we see and hear about frequently at BELAY: Flexibility…

VIPKID

For us, it makes recruiting teachers much easier. That’s how we were able to scale to 14,000 teachers in just a couple years. No need…

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What were the main reasons to integrate remote work into your workforce?

Timely

We were remote from day one, with our three founders in three different cities. Once we realised it wasn’t a phase and that our customers…

World Wide Web Hosting

The benefits of a remote workforce are so great; we never seriously considered the alternatives. Our business model is to run as lean as possible,…

komoot

More flexibility

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