How to Transition to a Remote Workforce: Steps Companies Should Take to Prepare for Working from Home [eBook]
Posted on 08/27/20 By Brittany K. King
Four years ago, a Gallup survey reported that 43% of Americans worked from home occasionally. At the time, this data was startling and acted as a true testament to the incredible advances our world has made with online communication and tools.
In the years since, the percentage of people who enjoyed remote work on occasion steadily climbed, but remained a niche perk only taken advantage of by a subset of professionals.
But that all changed in 2020. As concerns over the Coronavirus grew throughout February and March of this year, nearly every company in the U.S. began the transition to work remotely.
By April of 2020, 51% of Americans were working from home.
If a silver lining can be found in the midst of a global pandemic, it is the realization that remote work is not only attainable, but an effective and sustainable solution.
Even in a post-pandemic world, organizations are going to be less dependent on physical office space and more dependent on online tools and resources. While some companies will commit to working from home permanently, others will likely allow more flexibility for remote work.
Either way, nearly every organization in America needs a long-term work from home policy.
For many company leaders, the question still remains: How do you smoothly and safely transition employees to work from home on a long-term or rotating basis?
How to Create a Remote Work Plan
Corporate culture as we know it is going to change exponentially in a post-Coronavirus world. Transitioning from office to work from home, whether it is full- or part-time, will become normal for businesses across the country.
Although remote work has dominated most of 2020, organizations continue to seek working from home tips that keep productivity high, security tight, and the transitioning phase seamless.
Our latest eBook, How to Transition to a Remote Workforce: Steps Companies Should Take to Prepare for Working from Home, dives into the steps organizations must take when adjusting to working from home.
Key chapters in this eBook highlight how to transition your team to remote work:
- Setting Up a Remote Workforce: A helpful guide to the tools and equipment companies should provide to employees, as well as federal laws organizations must comply with.
- Legal and Compliance: A breakdown of important legal considerations such as payroll, workers comp, company property, and legal permits and qualifications.
- Security and Cybersecurity: The top 7 most critical security measures companies must take when dealing with a remote workforce.
- Online Tools to Utilize: The 14 best online tools to create a positive company culture remotely, including project management, communication, video, and cloud sharing software.
- Training and Development: How employee training and development will grow dependent on virtual instructor-led training and online employee onboarding.
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