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Building Your All-Remote Company: Pitfalls And Advantages Of A Fully Remote Workforce

Fully remote workforces enjoy a host of advantages over traditional teams, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to build. Companies that switched to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic should tread carefully before making the change permanent.

Join Job van der Voort, CEO of Remote and former VP of Product at GitLab, as he leads a panel discussion with some of the brightest minds at the forefront of the distributed workforce movement.

Learn how to scale your remote team, how to build a sustainable remote culture, and what to expect when you make the switch. By the end of this discussion, you will have all the tools you need to lead your company into the remote-first future.

Tayo Rockson is a writer, speaker, consultant, podcaster, and brand strategist who runs UYD Management — a strategic consulting firm that helps organizations incorporate sustainable diversity and inclusion practices. As the son of a diplomat, Tayo grew up understanding the nuances of multicultural diversity while living on 4 continents. He has leveraged his experiences to establish himself as an authority in communicating effectively across cultures and personal branding by gracing various stages including TEDx, the prestigious Chautauqua Institution as well as the United Nations.

Leah Knobler is passionate about growing a team of smart, empathetic people at Help Scout. They are a remote-first, B Corp company building an all-in-one platform designed to convert, support, and delight customers. For the past 4.5 years, Leah has helped build the 105 person, fully remote team at Help Scout.

Sara is the CEO/Founder of FlexJobs, an award-winning, innovative career website for telecommuting, flexible, freelance and part-time job listings. In 2015 she launched Remote.co as a resource for organizations and workers to learn and share remote work best practices. She was named as a Young Global Leader (class of 2014) by the World Economic Forum for her work in technology and the employment fields. 2016 she launched an annual conference event called the TraD Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, and Distributed) event in Washington, D.C.

Darcy Boles is Director of Culture and Innovation at TaxJar. She is highly skilled in architecting company culture. She is committed to never working any other way than #REMOTE. Darcy is a speaker, writer and an influencer and was named one of the top 50 remote thought leaders in 2019. She is also the author and teacher at the Remote-how Academy.

Job van der Voort is the CEO of Remote.com. Remote makes it possible to employ anyone, anywhere. Their mission is to simplify how companies employ the best talent globally, and help remote organizations do their best work. Before founding Remote, Job worked as neuroscientist, and led product of the now-largest distributed company in the world, GitLab.

Remote.com was also the gold sponsor for the event.


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25—26 April 2023 | Lisbon, PT
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