Tag Archives: Remote Workers

How to Boost Connections Among Remote Staffers | Inc.com

Remote work comes with plenty of perks–for instance, all that time employees would’ve spent commuting is now being put to better use. But the downsides can be significant, too. Career-development opportunities can be diminished, as mentorship opportunities slip by. And, according to new research, remote workers feel less connected to their colleagues.

A recent study from the Pew Research Center says that 60 percent of those polled felt less connected to their co-workers as a result of working from home. Four percent reported feeling closer to their colleagues thanks to remote work, while 36 percent said they felt no change. The survey was conducted at the end of January and included responses from more than 10,000 individuals.

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Remote Workers’ Success Starts With IT Support | businessnewsdaily.com

Managing the increasing technology demands of telecommuting employees isn’t easy for any business, but it can be especially challenging for small businesses. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be difficult. The key to effectively managing remote workers is to make sure they have the technology they need to be productive, while making security a top priority.

Doing that, however, isn’t as easy as making sure your employees have nice laptops.

“Our survey averages have shown that 92 percent of respondents have sufficient computers and Internet access,” said Rick Albiero, founder of the Telecommuting Advantage Group, an alternative work arrangements consulting agency. “Just having a nice computer at home isn’t enough, however.  Organizations also need to determine if telecommuters can use their own computers or if they need to have dedicated computers for work-related activities.”

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19 Work From Home Gift Ideas: Chairs, Desks, Webcams, and More | WIRED

MORE OF US are working from home than ever before thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The WIRED Gear team is comprised mostly of remote workers, and many of us have been working remotely for years. We know firsthand that between distractions, loneliness, and wearing sweatpants six days a week, sometimes remote workers could use a boost. If you’re looking to brighten up your favorite telecommuter’s life, this guide is full of gift ideas for all sorts of tastes and budgets. (Yes, you can be your own favorite telecommuter.)

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18% of Remote Workers Only Spend 1 Hour a Day on Core Job Functions | Small Business Trends

18% of remote workers spend just one hour a day working on core job tasks. 83% of people working from home spend 1 – 3 hours a day fixing errors, while 81% spend less than three hours a day on creative work.

These statistics involving the daily work function habits of remote employees were unveiled in a survey by Zapier, providers of automation for small businesses.

Core Function Jobs are Being Neglected

Determined to find out how remote workers are spending their time, Zapier surveyed 1,000 knowledge workers from small businesses across the United States.

With remote working having become the ‘new norm’ for many businesses and their employees, it’s important that employers have an understanding as to how remote teams are spending their time.

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The 3 Meetings You Should Have for Remote Workers | Entrepreneur

Thanks to technology, many companies are still operating, and people are working from home. While remote work offers numerous benefits to both employees and companies, it also presents challenges to everyone, but specifically leaders.

If you’re not used to managing a team remotely, you may be tempted to micro-manage your team. You may want to check in more frequently, ask for status updates and hold regular meetings to foster a team environment.

The three meetings you should hold with remote workers:

All of this new administration and communication activities may interfere with employees’ productivity and lead to frustration all around. To make remote work more efficient and less aggravating, consider holding only three meetings:

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