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Simplify international payments with VanHack’s partner Deel

If you have hired remote workers (or are considering it), you’re bound to have run into the question of paying them. Many companies in Canada and Europe are realizing that paying employees in other countries isn’t necessarily as easy as it seems at first glance. You need to think about taxation, compliance, and a whole …

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Juliana’s Story: Changing Careers to become a Developer

This blog post is very special for VanHack. Our colleague Juliana recently switched careers within VanHack. She went from a customer success role to joining the VanHack tech team as a front-end developer. Juliana has no prior experience as a developer. She didn’t have a formal degree in software engineering or a related discipline. What …

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What’s the difference between a Site Reliability Engineer vs a DevOps Engineer?

DevOps and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) are two developer software ideas that on paper may seem similar. Yet while both titles work much the same way, there are some key differences worth knowing about.   As DevOps and SRE aim to streamline and connect an operations team with development, choosing between the two is tricky. …

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Tackling UI complexity with State Machines

This is the first in a series of technical blog posts contributed by VanHackers. Today’s post is by Carlos G. Carlos is a Senior Software Engineer with 10 years of professional experience developing web applications for local and international companies. He’s worked with React, JavaScript, Electron, NodeJS, and Golang among other technologies for developing web …

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How to pay remote workers – your questions answered

As companies start to look into Remote Hiring, there’s one question that frequently comes up – how do I pay a remote employee? You may think it’s as easy as “Make an international bank transfer”.. but there’s a bit more to it than that. Let’s look at the various aspects you need to consider when …

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A Free Guide to Remote Hiring and Onboarding

We’ve created a guide to help you kick-start your Remote Hiring processes. This is based on 5+ years of operating as a fully-remote company, as well as our experience helping over 800 candidates get jobs in Canada and the EU.  Most of the candidates were interviewed and hired entirely remotely. Here’s what we cover VanHack’s …

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Success Story: How Ramiro got a job in Montreal

Ramiro Rincon moved from Colombia to Montreal, and has a great story to share. Finding a job abroad requires dedication and hard work, and Ramiro’s story exemplifies this. Over to you, Ramiro. Ramiro’s Story I’ve been always willing to live in other places since I was little, but I also knew that in order to …

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Remote Work – Ten Questions Companies Should Answer Before hiring their First Remote Employee

The events of the last month have led to you deciding to start hiring remote. That’s great news (and we can help with that – check out our Virtual Hiring Fair), but I’m sure you have a lot of questions as you start to think through the process of getting your new employee up and …

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Building Culture on a Remote Team

Update: We’re hosting a live webinar on Remote Onboarding. VanHack CEO Ilya Brotzky will share best practices and answer your questions on April 14, 2 PM Eastern Time. Click here to register! Building the right kind of company culture is something every company has to think about. And if you’re running a remote-only organization, it’s …

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Success Story: How Vinicius started working remotely

Getting a job abroad may seem difficult. However, if you approach the challenge the right way, and have a clear idea of what you want, it’s certainly not impossible. And yes, there may currently be some travel restrictions around the world, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a new job and start working. VanHacker …

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COVID 19 – FAQs on Canadian Immigration

On March 26th, 2020, VanHack Senior Immigration Consultants Karan Dhani and Melissa Arrambide hosted a live webinar where they provided an update on the situation, and answered many of your questions. The replay of the webinar is posted at the bottom of this post, but please note that some of that information may be out …

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VanHack’s Guide to Working From a Home Office in 2020

This snapshot from Google Trends tells you all that you need to know – the whole world is rapidly trying to figure out how to Work from Home! VanHack has been a remote-only organization for the past five years, so we’ve already figured a lot of this out. We have 50+ employees across 10+ countries, …

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VanHack’s Guide to Remote On-boarding in 2020 – The First 30 Days

If you’ve read VanHack’s Guide to Remote Hiring in 2020, this blog post is the next step – after you’ve hired your first remote employee, it’s very important to have a great onboarding experience to truly make them a part of your team – and equally, for your existing team to feel like a great …

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VanHack’s Guide to Remote Hiring in 2020

Remote + Relocation: The Present of Work Since 2015, our mission at VanHack has been to create a borderless world for tech talent.  Well, that clearly isn’t possible these days with so many countries closing their borders due to COVID-19.  We’ve spent the last few weeks listening to the market in order to understand the …

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Success Story – How Luis got a job in Canada through VanHack Premium

Today’s post is about Luis Câmara’s journey to achieve his dream job in Canada. He wrote the story below. Check out how it happened. —- I joined VanHack to search for jobs in Canada last year. Since then I saw value in being a Premium member especially because I needed to update my resume and …

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