Slack is great, and we really love it. We’ve only recently started using Slack, but we have ambitions to use it for more than just group chats, such as for customer service, and maybe even expanding it beyond just our team to allow members to chat with us as well.
Google Hangouts has been excellent for video calls.
Asana is great, and I really love using it. It took us a little while to figure out how we wanted to use it, when we wanted to create projects, as well as what defined a project for us. But now that we have these criteria defined, Asana is a great help for our team. We also have it integrated with Slack, so we can all see what we’re all doing at any given time.
We’ve dabbled with different things, but we use a recruiting firm that is based in our space called ReWork. They’re amazing. They’re very hands-on, and really good at screening people. They’re currently developing software that they’ll be launching next year. I would highly recommend them.