Remote Working - Strategies for Employers9940022

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More and more employers are implementing remote working policies today, both to economize and improve conditions for workers. There are a variety of tips and solutions employers are able to use, such as document scanning and video chat to make remote being effective as you can.

Data access

Obviously if free org chart is going to be effective for your company, staff should have access to the documents they want constantly. You will have to make sure you provide an efficient IT system set up so that staff can access the network and email.

Implementing scanning solutions as well as an effective document management system means that all staff gain access to all documents whenever they need them. Scanning solutions plus a document management system also mean that multiple staff have access to and/or collaborate on the document once they need to.

Keep in touch

Even if they're working remotely, keep in touch with staff properly. And don't forget, this should be about communicating while you would at work, not keeping tabs! Use cost-effective tools such as Skype, videoconferencing, web-cams and instant messaging services, along with standard email and phone.

Schedule in time to be in connection with staff each week, if not more regularly .

Be clear what's expected

Whether staff are moving over to remote working from traditional office-based roles or work from home from the beginning, you need to be specific with staff about what's expected of which. Are there are any targets they may be expected to achieve? Will they be expected to be effective set hours? Staff need clear help with all these issues along with clear, regular feedback.

Don't forget security

Data security needs to be just as tight like staff were employed in the office. The best choice may be to provide staff having a computer for work uses only. Make sure it is a policy agreement that firewalls, anti-spyware along with other controls are typical kept up to date. Remote staff should have access to IT support.

Health and safety

Don't forget that employers have legal responsibilities around the health and safety of remote workers. Including obligations for example carrying out a risk assessment, providing appropriate equipment, testing electrical equipment, making certain staff are trained and checking lighting levels,

You should seek advice to make certain you're complying with legislation like a failure to do this can prove expensive.