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28 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Employees vs Contractors: How to Stay Compliant When Remote – Dee Coakley of Boundless | S2E5
What you’ll learn in this episode: Know when to hire a remote team member as an employee versus contractor How compliance can be actually help you recruit and retain great talent How to evaluate an employer of record before selecting one Resources mentioned: Boundless Gavin Sheridan’s Twitter list of experts on COVID Morning Brew Coda Asana Presented by Arc.dev, making it easy to find remote developers, pre-vetted and tailor-matched to you.
21 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
How a Strong Employer Brand Helps Recruit Top Talent – Diane Tate of Mozilla | S2E4
What you’ll learn in this episode: Why a strong employer brand can help attract hard-to-hire candidates How to research and build your employer value propositions from scratch The metrics to help measure the effectiveness of your employer brand story Resources mentioned: Mozilla’s employer value propositions Job Portraits agency Anand Giridharadas @AnandWrites Mozilla’s Spotify playlist “The Four Loves” by C.S. Lewis Presented by Arc.dev, making it easy to hire remote developers, pre-vetted and tailor-matched to you.
32 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
How to Lead Through Uncertainty – Dominic Price of Atlassian | S2E3
What you’ll learn in this episode Several exercises to help you be a more effective leader, especially now How to keep your old habits from holding you and your team back How to turn experimentation into a core part of your organization’s DNA Bonus: Why and how Atlassian decided to embrace being a hybrid organization.Resources mentioned Atlassian Team Playbook 4Ls Retrospective Atlassian Team Playbook “Health Monitors” Report: Reworking Work: Understanding The Rise of Work Anywhere "Radical Candor," by Kim Scott Presented by Arc.dev, making it easy to hire remote developers, pre-vetted and tailor-matched to you.
23 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
How to Raise Funds Remotely – Joe Blair of Cota Capital | S2E2
What you’ll learn in this episode: How to ace your next VC interview and get funded How to overcome the trust deficit when raising capital remotely What unexpected challenges founders will face and how to overcome them Resources mentioned: Distributed Valley Cota Capital Remote Startup Expo 3.0 Remo virtual events platform Del Johnson on Twitter “Lead the Field” by Earl Nightingale Presented by Arc.dev, making it easy to hire remote developers, pre-vetted and tailor-matched to you.
24 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
How to Transition to 100% Remote – Chris Winn, Creative Market CEO | S2E1
What you’ll learn in this episode: How to transition from an office-based to fully distributed company (and culture) How to get team buy-in and handle people leaving as change occurs Why meaningful work is the secret to strong remote team connections Resources mentioned: Creative Market “Hiring Your Dream Team,” video of Chris speaking at Calibrate 2018 Kara Swisher, journalist and host of the “Sway” podcast Microserfs by Douglas Copeland Hosted by Arc.dev, making it easy to hire remote developers, pre-vetted and tailor-matched to you.
50 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Chris Ruder (Spikeball): Shaping Up Your Company's Culture and Values - S1E30
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: The history of SpikeBall Why playfulness and kindness is essential to SpikeBall’s company culture Identifying traits that makes someone suitable for remote work during the interview process SpikeBall’s onboarding process for new employees Mentioned resources: Chris Ruder Spikeball Ken Weary of Hotjar: How to Regain Productivity in Your Remote Team Basecamp
58 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Recruiting and Remote Work in a Post-COVID World - S1E29
Topics also covered in this episode: How recruiting teams can adapt to shifts in the talent market. Creating a job description that attracts the right candidate. Purposefully building infrastructure so your remote team can be sustainable and succeed. The importance of culture when bringing new hires together in remote teams. Practices or processes that might continue even after the pandemic is over. Soft skills recruiters should be screening for when evaluating remote candidates. Mentioned resources: Laurel Farrer Distribute Consulting Mathew Caldwell RocketPower Greg Russell Snapdocs
44 minutes | May 27, 2020
Jennifer Aldrich (InVision) - Why Remote Work is More Than a Job Perk - S1E28
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: How culture and onboarding evolved at InVision as they experienced rapid growth What companies should know about building a community Challenges Jennifer faced as a community builder Why remote work is a life-changer for disabled individuals Advice for remote job-seekers Mentioned resources: InVision Clark Valberg Jennifer’s Twitter Remote work is more than a job perk—for people with chronic illness, it’s life changing Job openings at InVision
50 minutes | May 13, 2020
Remote Engineering Team Best Practices: AMA with TaxJar and Help Scout - S1E27
Topics also covered in this episode: How COVID-19 pandemic has affected Matt and Megan’s working routines How Matt and Megan kept the morale and culture of their engineering teams intact during this challenging time How they go about figuring out meetings and setting goals for their teams The hiring processes and interview questions at TaxJar and Help Scout Mentioned resources: TaxJar Help Scout Matt Anderson Megan Chinburg Basecamp Fellow.app Help Scout’s 12-Step Remote Hiring Process
39 minutes | May 6, 2020
Brooke Hurford (Workfrom) - Building a Community of Remote Workers - S1E26
Topics also covered in this episode: Why Brooke was initially attracted to remote work Brooke’s experiences with isolation while working remotely How Workfrom helps remote workers to interact with each other How Brooke thinks COVID-19 will impact the dynamics of remote work in the future Why remote work is a big benefit to local communities Mentioned resources: Workfrom Brooke’s Twitter Darren Buckner Techstars Techstars Anywhere Codementor James Clear
55 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
All About Pair Programming: AMA with Ben Orenstein of Tuple - S1E25
Mentioned resources: Tuple Ben’s Twitter How to pair with a junior developer Basecamp Shape Up The Manager’s Handbook Clearbit Alex MacCaw Extreme Programming Learntopair.com
54 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Remote Work FAQs - Live with the Arc Team - S1E24
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: How our communication style and processes have evolved How we designed our workspaces at home Handling criticism and feedback in remote teams How remote work affected our routines and daily life Mentioned resources: Zoom Notion Airtable Kap Loom Liam Martin: How to Be a Remote Executive Workstation Popcorn method MOFT stand Tuple
54 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Darren Murph (GitLab) - Why Companies Should Go All-Remote - S1E23
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: How Darren got the rare title of “Head of Remote” Why GitLab choose “all-remote” as their company identity Why hybrid remote teams can lead to guilt and burnout Why “storytelling ability” is important in GitLab GitLab’s “handbook-first” approach Darren answering questions from Twitter Mentioned resources: Darren’s Twitter Darren’s Instagram Andreas Klinger of AngelList: Normalizing Hiring Outside Silicon Valley GitLab’s Guide to All-Remote The importance of a handbook-first approach to documentation GitLab Handbook Informal Communication in an all-remote environment GitLab onboarding GitLab communication
53 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Steph Smith (Integral Labs) - The Main Qualities of Effective Leadership - S1E22
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: What attracted Steph to remote work The “give and take” approach in remote hiring How Steph learned to be a better communicator Can you deliberately train communication skills? How to encourage top-down empathy in an organization Why humility should be at the core of leadership The three must-have qualities of effective leadership Frameworks for remote decision making Is there a middle ground between “delegating” and “being hands-on” for CEOs? How Steph adapted to remote life and still finding time to be creative Mentioned resources: The Hustle Trends Nomad(hubb) Eunoia FeMake Ken Weary of Hotjar - How to Regain Productivity in Your Remote Team Must-Have Qualities for Effective Leadership Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams: A Psychological Perspective Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant Jason Fried Basecamp Sam Parr Steph’s website
51 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Laurel Farrer (Distribute Consulting) - Re-skilling Via Remote Work - S1E21
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: How Laurel persuaded the executives of his previous company to experiment with remote work Why Laurel thinks compliance is the number one thing companies should figure out before going remote How Laurel measures the cost of transitioning to remote work (as well as the metrics for measuring whether this transition has been successful) Why remote work can strengthen local technology culture How remote work can enable both re-skilling and up-skilling How the right training can enable older members of the workforce to get modern remote opportunities How can leaders help new remote workers develop their [self-discipline](https://arc.dev/blog/self-discipline-remote-work-8se6kn8qyr) (without micromanaging!) Mentioned resources: Distribute Consulting Remote Work Association The Joe Rogan Experience podcast with Naval Ravikant Josh Pigford Baremetrics Could remote work be economic development’s new secret weapon Rural Online Initiative Liam Martin: How to Be a Remote Executive Laurel’s Twitter Laurel’s LinkedIn
48 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Ken Weary (Hotjar) - How to Regain Productivity in Your Remote Team - S1E20
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: How Ken and his spouse manage their children’s education while being digital nomads Why Hotjar decided to always default to asynchronous communication whenever possible How Hotjar realized that productivity was going down Hotjar’s meeting culture and requirements How Hotjar’s utilizes the “Tribes” system in project ownership Why being a self-starter is important as a remote worker Hotjar’s onboarding process and documentation principles Mentioned resources: Hotjar Running Remote WeWorkRemotely Slido David Darmannin, CEO of Hotjar Trello Hotjar Team Manual Confluence Laura Roeder - Build a Company That Doesn’t Need You Hotjar is hiring! Ken’s LinkedIn
51 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Fred Perrotta (Tortuga Backpacks) - Encourage Remote Team Risk-Taking - S1E19
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: The challenges of developing a physical product as a 100% remote company How you can create an “epic place to work” How Fred applies the principle of “gentle guidance” as a remote leader Tortuga’s hiring process Signals to find out if someone can work remotely well Fred’s one million dollar mistake The importance of project post-mortems in remote teams Mentioned resources: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss A Place to Do Epic Work David Heinemeier Hansson Basecamp Organizing Teams by Players and Coaches by Help Scout Laura Roeder of Meet Edgar: Build a Company That Doesn’t Need You Who by Geoff Smart Naval Ravikant Meetup.com Notion I F*cked Up (and You Can Too) Decentralized Decision Making Shape Up by Basecamp
44 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Jesse Mecham (YNAB) - Building a Helpful & Kind Remote Team Culture - S1E18
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: How Jesse started YNAB back in 2004 and found his CTO remotely How Jesse delivers feedback and criticism as a remote CEO YNAB’s unique ritual for all-hands meetings YNAB’s hiring and onboarding process The growing pains experienced while scaling a remote company The unique interview questions that YNAB asks when hiring Jesse’s past mistake in hiring and how YNAB learned from it How remote work has influenced Jesse’s family life Mentioned resources: Jesse Mecham You Need A Budget (YNAB) Hiten Shah: Figuring Out Your Own Remote Work Structure YNAB Podcasts Library Please Stop Talking About Company Culture Getting Things Done by David Allen YNAB cultural manifesto Jason Fried Basecamp Shape Up by Basecamp Available now on your favorite podcast players: iTunes Google Podcast Castro Overcast Spotify Stitcher Player.fm Tune In Follow us on Twitter to get updates.
59 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Max Makeev (Owl Labs) - Making Remote Meetings Better - S1E17
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: How Max started in the world of robotics and helped created Roomba The very first prototype of Meeting Owl How Max and his co-founder found early adopters and gathered feedback How can a hardware startup vet their suppliers? Does a 100% distributed team need a Meeting Owl? Unique use-cases of Meeting Owl Max’s number one piece of advice for founders who want to be better at meetings The most important things Max learned when he was still the CEO Why Max had to record an apology video for customers How Max thinks remote work will affect the future What’s next for Owl Labs Mentioned resources: Max Makeev iRobot Owl Labs co-founder Mark Schnittman Get Meeting Owl Y Combinator Foxconn Flextronics Zoom Lisette Sutherland Rebecca Corliss Collaborations Superpowers: Interview with Rebecca Corliss of Meeting Owl Owl Labs CEO Frank Weishaupt Megan Chinburg of Help Scout: A Look Into Help Scout's Hiring Process 5 Ways to Have Killer Meetings 2019 State of Remote Work Report by Owl Labs Available now on your favorite podcast players: iTunes Google Podcast Castro Overcast Spotify Stitcher Player.fm Tune In Follow us on Twitter to get updates.
55 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
Laura Roeder (MeetEdgar) - How to Build a Company That Doesn't Need You - S1E16
Topics also covered on the podcast episode: Laura’s current role and why MeetEdgar has a “President” Why Laura decided to create a company that can run without her Mistakes and challenges Laura made while growing MeetEdgar The importance of transparency Why you should not put criticism on Slack Why meetings are essential for remote teams Is MeetEdgar small by design? How MeetEdgar thinks about documentation Why MeetEdgar doesn’t have “managers” but “advocates” Why Laura doesn’t believe in deadlines Mentioned resources: Laura’s blog MeetEdgar One free month of MeetEdgar (Code: PODCAST) Liam Martin of Time Doctor: How to be a “Remote Executive” MeetEdgar President Sarah Park Justin Mitchell of YAC Chat: Remote Team “High-Res” Communications “Away” controversy Krister Haav of Toggl: Creating a Playful Culture in Remote Teams David Heinemeier Hansson Dave Teare REWORK Podcast: Venture Capital and Control with Dave Teare Basecamp Tettra Holacracy Trello Asana The MeetEdgar Company Handbook Available now on your favorite podcast players: iTunes Google Podcast Breaker Castro Overcast Spotify Stitcher Player.fm Tune In Follow us on Twitter to get updates.
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