Obviously there's Slack, and keeping Skype on the background is a good hack. Are there other products designed specifically to help remote teams communicate effectively? I recently learned about a product called Sqwiggle (since shut down), and am particularly interested in mobile-first products.
- Zoom is by far the best video conferencing product on the market right now. They operate off a freemium model, with bigger teams and more video time requiring you to upgrade to paid versions (which again, are totally worth it). I'd highly recommend remote teams connect over Zoom at least once a week to touch base. It's the second best thing to being in person!
- Collaborative hiring is imperative, especially when you are looking to hire remotely. With Recruitee, you can get the whole team involved, regardless of their geographical location! I work remotely with them, actually, and can vouch for the platform doing a great job bringing teams together.