Remote Working Series

  • Tips to leading a remote team well
    While companies all over the world transition to a work-from-home environment and workers grapple with their own fears and uncertainty in a response to COVID-19, your leadership has never been more crucial and defining. That is why we have compiles these tips to leading a remote team well. Leaders...
  • How to set up a home office
    Many employers concerned about security and data integrity will provide a laptop or computer to their remote workers for home office use. In addition, there are other items like office furniture, additional hardware and software packages that can be supplied. Whether or not the items are provided...
  • Looking after the well-being of remote employees
    Having a remote workforce and implementing a flexible work policy requires leaders in organisations to intentionally consider how they will look after the well-being of remote workers. The well-being of remote workers is vital for several reasons. Firstly, remote workers are not seen on a daily...
  • Maintaining your company culture in remote teams
    Company culture guides the behaviours and attitudes of employees. As Frances Frei and Anne Morriss put it: “Culture guides discretionary behavior and it picks up where the employee guide leaves off.”    This means that a strong company culture is especially important when the team is working...
  • Training and development of remote employees
    In order for any business to grow, it needs to be able to hire and train new employees. With the move towards physical distancing and remote working, many employers ask, how do you train an employee remotely? Remote work has been one of the most notable workforce trends in recent years and in today...
  • How to onboard and induct remote working employees
    The success of onboarding and inducting a new remote employee is essential in ensuring that the new recruit feels part of the team from the beginning and that he/she has a clear understanding of what the expectations are. The onboarding and induction should include the setting up of a virtual...
  • How to conduct a successful telephone and video interview
    This article explains how to conduct a successful video or telephone interview. A video interview is widely accepted as the preferred method when it comes to interviewing candidates that will be working remotely.    Tone of voice and visual cues are important aspects to getting the full picture of...
  • How to recruit remote workers
    Hiring remote workers widens the talent pool beyond a geographical location. It enables companies to tap into top skills nationally and globally. If a candidate is being interviewed for a remote based job, they can be interviewed via video or telephone. Read the article on how to conduct video or...
  • The benefits for companies that employ a remote workforce are numerous and include increased productivity and decreased quit rates. In this article we explore the benefits for both  the company and the employees when given the choice to work from home or not.  1. Increased Productivity Studies show...
  • Introduction to remote working
    How do you go about creating an efficient remote or work-from home work force? As remote working becomes ingrained in our daily lives, employers and employees alike are realising that many business and operational transactions can be done from home or in a remote working space. With studies...