At Provo Labs, we believe in investing in employees. That means budgeting for technology they need (including blackberries), for subscriptions and online services that will make them productive, and for travel and conferences they need to attend.
But we are also considering investing in our employees by giving them each a corresponding full-time colleague/team member in Asia, so that at the end of each work day (if there is such a thing in our 24/7 world) they can hand off their projects to their partner in Asia, and come back to work the next day with their project having advanced by 8 hours.
We are using a service that finds employees in the Philippines right now, but we are also considering Brickwork in India. They offer analysts and research assistants, many of whom are Ph.Ds.
Has anyone used Brickwork in particular, or attempted to use this approach to make your U.S. based employees more productive?