Remote Work Visa Opportunities (and How to Get There on Points)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, more people are working remotely than ever before. However, working remotely while living through various stages of stay-at-home orders has caused many to reconsider their living arrangements, sometimes leading to an exit from big-city living to a new location in search of more space, better weather or greater access to nature.

Some countries have taken notice and decided to capitalize on the opportunity by offering remote work visas to help attract those who can do their job from their laptop. So, if you’ve dreamed of living on a tropical island during the winter, or amid the picturesque landscapes of Europe during the summer, you’re in luck.



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Here’s what you need to know about which countries are offering remote work visas, how you can take advantage

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AR Remote Expertise and Training Applications to have Almost 60 Million Active Users by 2025

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The adoption of digital tools including Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in Human Resource (HR) departments can accelerate the HR digital transformation journey and add value to existing HR activities – especially in the wake of COVID-19. According to a new report from global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, by 2025, there will be close to 60 million active users of AR for expertise and training applications across various verticals, such as healthcare, logistics, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC), and manufacturing.

“Both AR and VR solutions can allow HR departments to reach potential talent more creatively, assess workers in novel ways, and support workers with improved and remote-enabled training and employee collaboration. This can save time and costs (AR/VR training can save between US$2,000US$2,500 per employee in comparison with traditional training) and enhance the candidate/employee experience and build

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Companies are just now starting to figure out remote work

As we move deeper into the pandemic, companies are realizing that the remote work habits that are de facto today will likely persist to become a major part of the way they work in the post-COVID world. Technology will play a big role in this new environment, but the way companies rebuild themselves around the technology may be even more important.

That was the topic of discussion at one round table during Fast Company‘s Impact Council annual meeting on June 30. The panel, moderated by Fast Company technology editor Harry McCracken, included Box CEO Aaron Levie, Visible CEO Miguel Quiroga, Threshold Ventures partner Heidi Roizen, Infoblox CEO Jesper Andersen, Pfizer chief digital and technology officer Lidia Fonseca, Emerald One CEO Laverne Council, and Vince Campisi of Raytheon Technologies.

When the pandemic began, much of the focus was on the technologies that we suddenly needed to enable working from home.

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Where To Hire The Best Remote Writers To Maximize Your Business’ Potential

If your business relies heavily on its online reputation and following, you know how important credibility and substance are to your business’s success. That’s why hiring a remote professional writer can be a big help in conveying your message, boosting your company’s online authority and overall presence. 

Remote work has seen a boom following the pandemic so finding professional writers shouldn’t be too hard. If you do have the financial flexibility to do so, then you should definitely consider utilizing a professional writer. Read on to learn why a good writer can be one of the most important assets you can invest in. 

Your website represents your entire company

Poorly written content promotes an image of laziness and unreliability. On the other hand, well-written, engaging copy promotes an enterprise that puts quality above all. That’s what puts customers through the door. You’d think this would be more intuitive, but you’d

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5 Strategies That Work for Remote Onboarding (In or Out of Lockdown)

Implement these proven tactics to successfully onboard remote hires now and in the future.

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The COVID-19 stay-at-home mandates threw a few curveballs at small business owners.

Companies were challenged not only to be nimble and innovative enough to keep the lights on during the crisis, but also to prepare for when the economy reopens. Smart business owners wisely took advantage of this opportunity to begin reaching out to and hiring desirable candidates.

Now, as the world begins to recover, many of these employers are tasked with onboarding their new team members. But, how can this be accomplished with lockdowns still in effect in certain parts of the country? What’s more,

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Will remote work change central business districts?

This article is part of The Bond Buyer’s multi-platform, four-part series on the Future of Cities, each segment focusing on a different aspect of how life in and the finances of America’s cities could be altered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

We explore how cities of all sizes are being impacted by outmigration, and where the greatest long-term risks lie; the hard realities and intangibles of the so-called gathering economy – conventions, conferences, theater, sports and arts; how many businesses are at an inflection point with urban office space; and problems that lie ahead and how resilience has taken on a new meaning.

For each, we dig in on the problems and discuss potential solutions with a written story and a companion podcast. Additionally, the series features a video discussion spanning all four topics. To see all of our Future of Cities content, please click here.

The COVID-19

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