How to maintain a sense of togetherness when working from home?

As the COVID-19 pandemic locked us all into our homes, it has become more challenging for organizations to maintain routine communication and processes. Here at FarShore, remote work is nothing new. We are spread across three continents, so relying on online communication tools has never been an obstacle to our success and productivity. However, moving into our home offices brought a potential risk of being deprived of the things that make our work hours so great: our morning rituals, having…

Tips for Working From Home

We’re living in an obscure time where the majority of people are forced to work from home. I’m sure a few months ago you were sitting at your desk, in an afternoon slump, wishing you had the ability to work from home. You pictured yourself waking up late, enjoying a slow morning sipping some coffee, showering was optional, and you’d be wearing your comfy clothes and slippers. A few weeks into this so-called “luxury” and getting back to the office…

SEO Trends for the Next Decade

The next decade will bring us new ways to promote websites, products, and brands. It will be a decade of new technologies and solutions related to search engine optimization. It is hard to know what the next 5 to 10 years will produce and how it will affect the industry, but we are sure that SEO is an ever-evolving technology that will only continue to play a major role. Here are our top 4 predictions: 1. Voice Search Voice search…

The Covid Economy

A call for business leaders to embrace the “Golden Resource” as society embraces the “Golden Rule.” Just in the first few weeks, COVID-19 has brought many things to our global and local communities, not the least of which are profound questions on what our collective responsibilities are to each other.  While we as a society reacquaint ourselves with the “golden rule” of protecting others like we’d hope to be protected by them, it’s also a time for business leaders to…

The whys and hows of Grafana

What is Grafana? Grafana is an open-source platform for running data analytics and pulling up metrics that make sense of the massive amount of data in a pleasing way. Grafana is capable of connecting with most data sources such as PostgreSQL, Influx DB, Graphite, Prometheus, ElasticSearch, MySQL, etc. Dashboard The main feature is users can create dashboards with panels. Each panel represents specific metrics over a set time-frame. Grafana supports single stats (text values), graphs, tables, heatmaps, logs, alert list, and…

How to Qualify and Choose Future Employees

You’re looking for an employee that is on time, hardworking, proactive, ambitious, and valuable...the perfect fit. But how do you find them? How do you get qualified applicants and pick the best one for the position? There isn’t a concrete answer to these questions, but the below tips should help you with your endeavor to qualify and choose future employees. 1. Build an Accurate Job Description It is important to craft an accurate job description and candidate requirement list, so…