Remote Work Best Practices: A Guide for Employers
In 2022, about 56 percent of the U.S. workforce is remote, a sharp increase from 17 percent before the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores. This number will keep rising, signaling a new way of life for workers.
As an employer, you’ve no choice but to ensure a smooth transition to a remote work model. You’ll certainly encounter several challenges along the way, but with proper preparation, you’ll beat them.
To help you find success running a remote workforce, we’re sharing a few handy remote work best practices you should always observe.
Read on to learn more!
Invest in the Best Technology
Technology is the primary enabler of remote work. Without it, it’s impossible for workers to collaborate with colleagues and access your company’s systems.
Yes, it’s possible to get a fair amount of work done with just a laptop and an internet connection, but for maximum productivity, both your organization and its employees need to have the best tech tools for working from home,
Top on your list should be a virtual desktop solution. If you’ve just begun the transition to remote work, your workers already have their stations in the office. A virtual or cloud desktop solution enables them to remotely connect to their computers at work from anywhere and from any device.
Collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams should be next on your list. And, if your company doesn’t provide remote employees with computers and other hardware, it’s prudent to help them acquire the best.
In a world where working from home is becoming the norm, employers have to embrace remote hiring. The days of summoning job applicants to the office and interviewing them are numbered.
Thankfully, with online job boards, applicant verification services, and video conferencing tools like Zoom, hiring remotely isn’t difficult. However, take measures to verify applicant identities and credentials to avoid falling victim to scammers.
You also need to develop processes for onboarding your new remote hires. Create digital onboarding videos, documents, and other helpful material to help new hires settle in.
If your entire workforce is remote, the need to maintain the right workplace culture can take a backseat. It shouldn’t! Maintaining a strong workplace culture promotes employee satisfaction and strengthens your brand as an organization.
Set culture policies that your remote team members have to adhere to, especially when collaborating and communicating online. Make a point to check on your workers individually, understand their challenges, and strive to address them.
Running a rewards program also goes a long way to strengthening your workplace culture.
Follow These Remote Work Best Practices
Working remotely is the future of work. Employers and employees alike have to embrace the new normal and find ways to stay productive.
As an employer, though, there’s a lot more at stake. It is your job to ensure your remote workforce is firing on all cylinders. For that to happen, observe these remote work best practices.
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Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]
What To Wear in New Season? 4 shapewears to add on your List
A new season is arriving and as always, we always want to look our best and for that, we will always be looking for something to achieve that. And of course, shapewear will always come to help us achieve our goals.
There are many shapewear styles that you can get that will bring you so many different benefits. For example, butt lifter straps, will not only give you a confidence boost but also give your butt a lift and make you look amazing.
But these are our four favorite shapewear that we believe you should add to your list to get for the new season. We know you’ll love them and enjoy them and all of their benefits.
If you are looking for a better posture, then you’ll probably want to wear a full body shaper. But that’s not the only benefit you can get from it. You’ll also get an amazing new hourglass figure and all your problem areas will be hidden showing only smooth lines.
The first one on our list is the Backless Thong Bodysuit. This bodysuit tucks your tummy and lifts your bust while also being extremely versatile. Perfect to wear under your glamorous gowns or going around your favorite cities.
It is backless, and the straps will let you adjust them to your liking. The crotch area has adjustable 3 rows of hook and eyes closures. The abdomen area has a double-layered mesh that strengthens tummy control. It can be perfectly paired with backless dresses, all types of clothing, any other outwear, dates, cocktails, partying, or even under your wedding dress.
Then, there are the adjustable Straps Tummy Control Thong Bodysuit. This one features a simple V-neckline with a lovely backless design. It has adjustable straps and a lovely figure-hugging fit. You can perfectly wear it under your outfits for the weekend and can be teamed with strappy heels and high-waist denim.
It has an elastic mesh in the bust area, which makes it perfect for different bust sizes. The hooks on the crotch area are very convenient to use when going to the toilet. And finally, the inner layers have moisture-wicking fabric that is not only comfortable but also breathable.
Next, the All Day Every Day Slimming Bodysuit is another of our favorites. This lovely bodysuit is light and breathable. It has adjustable straps that will give flexibility for different body types. It has an overlap gusset that is easy to put on and off if you need to go to the bathroom.
You won’t have to worry about panty lines as they will be invisible under your clothes, and your body will look sleek and smooth. Its 360º shaping power will target your waist, thighs, and belly while flattening your stomach and creating sleek lines. It is ideal not only to wear it in your daily life but also for special occasions.
And finally, we have the High Waisted Seamless Body Shaper. This one will work amazingly great with dresses, slim-cut jeans and also form-fitting tops. Also perfect for those who want to show off their hourglass figures. It’s definitively a must-have for everyone that wants to get amazing curves and smoother lines.
It has a seamless design, so it can be invisible under your outfits. It will smooth and control your thighs and belly. It also has an open gusset so you can easily go to the bathroom. It’s soft, comfortable and breathable, and skin-friendly while providing a seamless but highly elastic shape. It will enhance the shape of your buttocks in a 360º way, giving you sexy curves.
And finally, if you want to get a smaller waist in the long term, you can always wear a plus size waist trainer. The waist trainer will give you also a smoother figure and a smaller waist while it helps you lose some weight during the process.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.