The ultimate guide work from home guide – a collection of best resources for managing a remote team
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If your employees work from home (WFH) or remotely, this guide will help you manage it more effectively, make the team more productive and improve employee engagement.
You will learn how to set up a quality work-from-home office, which tools to use, how to keep employees engaged and productive, how to hire and manage remote employees and best practices for communicating and managing your remote team. By using this guide, you will be able to hire right people, build right processes and implement right tools that help your team to not just work from home but deliver great results for the business.
We identified early the trend to hire remote employees and created HiveDesk to help businesses that hire remote employees. Over the years, we have learned quite a bit about managing a remote team from our customers as well as our own team. We created this detailed work from home guide to share that knowledge and help you manage your work-from-home team.
Work from home trends, benefits and issues
The COVID-19 crisis has turned virtually every business into a work-from-home business. But even before this crisis, remote work was gaining popularity in many service businesses such as software development, outsourcing, ecommerce, marketing agencies, design, legal, accounting, and architecture.
Remote work or working from home has been growing in popularity since the early 2010s. By 2019, 48% of US workers were working remotely at least once per week, and 30% were full-time remote workers.
The reason for this popularity is the win-win proposition that working from home delivers to both business and employees. While employees can better balance their work and life, a business can access critical talent, build employee loyalty, and reduce cost.
These underlying benefits, combined with the new found acceptance for remote work, will lead to many businesses continuing with the work from home practice even after the crisis is over. Learning how to be productive while working from home and managing a remote team is going to be crucial business skills for many of us. We hope to help you build some of these skills through this guide.
We have divided the guide into the following sections:
Getting started with WFH / remote work
Hiring and managing a remote team
Best practices for working from home
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