If you or your employees work from home (WFH), a co-working space, coffee shop, or someplace else, this guide is for you.
In this, you will learn how to set up a quality workspace for working from home, best practices to stay productive, how to hire and manage remote employees. With this guide by your side, you and your business will thrive by having the right people, processes, tools and mindset for working from home.
We identified early the trend to hire remote employees and created HiveDesk to help businesses that hire remote employees. Over the years, we have learnt 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 succeed with remote employees.
Work From Home trends, benefits and issues
The COVID-19 crisis has turned virtually every business into a remote business. But even before the crisis, remote work had been gaining popularity in software, outsourcing, ecommerce, marketing agencies, design & law firms, accountants, architects and many other service businesses.
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 in the win-win proposition working from home delivers to both business and employees. While employees can better balance their work and life, 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 and manage a remote team are going to be crucial business skills for many of us.
We have divided the guide into following sections:
Getting started with WFH / remote work
Hiring and Managing a remote team
Best Practices for working from home
Getting started with work from home
These articles will help you set up the ideal work from home workspace, tools and processes.