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.

Work from home resources page

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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Getting started with work from home

These articles will help you set up the ideal work from home workspace, tools, and processes.

How to set up an ideal work from home workspace

Toolkit for managing remote employees

The work from home mindset

Hiring and managing a remote team

These articles will help you in hiring and managing a remote team.

Hiring remote employees for your business

Challenges of managing remote employees (and how to overcome them)

Monitoring remote employees

How to measure productivity of work from home/remote employees

How to engage remote employees

How to ask for feedback: The ultimate guide to relevant feedback

How HR can build a feedback culture with remote teams

How to lead a remote team effectively

Mastering remote team communication

Best practices for working from home

This section has a collection of articles on best practices for working from home.

Work from home best practices

5 keys to improve productivity of remote teams

How to keep remote employees motivated

Hiring Remote Employees
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