37signals, makers of project management app Basecamp and the Ruby On Rails programming language, has launched a new online job board meant specifically for remote workers. 37signals will be shutting down their existing job board and will migrate all listings to the new site, We Work Remotely.
“As a company, we’re obviously big supporters of working remotely. We’ve been doing so for the last decade. 75% of our people are working remotely. We just wrote a new book, REMOTE: Office Not Required, about the why and how. Now we want to help highlight forward-looking companies who’ve decided that they too could benefit from the best talent regardless of where they live,” said David Heinemeier Hansson, a partner at the company. The new board has a huge advert for the aforementioned book.
The board currently has listings for jobs in programming, design, system administration, customer service/supper, business/exec, copywriter and miscellaneous.
The good news is that the price to make a listing has been halved from $400 on the old job board to $200 for a 30-day listing. Potential employers can include details about the company, the job, as well as a means to contact them. There is also an option to make a listing prominent for an additional $50, paying which gives that listing a yellow highlight.
Remote working is catching on lately, and if you are someone who manages such a team, it might be wise to start verifying time tracking.