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Creating a perfect remote working schedule

By | Remote Working
Whether you’re a new or experienced remote employee, you’ve probably realized how hard it can be to stay on a proper remote working schedule.

In the morning, you might wake up drowsy with no commute or morning team chats. Then, when you finally feel like you’re on a roll and about to get everything on your to-do list done, you might look out the window. Look at how dark it is, you’ve worked straight through dinner!

Although the mishap like this is fairly common, you don’t want it to become a regular part of your lifestyle. Sure, working late at night occasionally can help you get ahead in your career. But doing so regularly can harm your mental health, happiness at work, and your work-life balance.

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Optimise your home office with CloudCall for Microsoft Teams

By | Product, Remote Working

Working from home comes with some perks. You enjoy a better work-life balance, don’t have to commute to the office and get to work in your pajamas. You can make your home office whatever you want it to be, and you can optimise it to maximise productivity. But, fancy ergonomic chairs, whiteboard calendars and desk organisers can only do so much. In order to really emulate the office experience at home, you need to ensure you have the tools to communicate and collaborate with your team effectively. That’s where CloudCall for Microsoft Teams comes in.

As a result of COVID-19, more teams have taken to working remotely and collaborating via software like Microsoft Teams. In fact, Teams reported astonishing growth from 20 million active users in 2019 to over 75 million in April 2020. And they recently released additional figures which show a record of 2.7 billion meeting minutes in one day. A 200% increase from 900 million in mid-March. Read More

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Top tips for the best remote onboarding

By | Remote Working

Remote work has grown 173% since 2005, 11% faster than the rest of the workforce. Over half of the workforce holds a job that could be done, at least partially, from home—and employers are increasingly allowing it on a more permanent basis as a result of the required remote working due to Covid-19. In addition to reducing health risks, remote work has been shown to increase productivity, decrease absenteeism, decrease turnover, and save money. As more employers realize these benefits, many expect remote work to become more common after the dust settles from COVID-19. As a result, remote onboarding programs are being implemented in businesses all over the world.

But, as we’ve come to see, remote workers have different needs than office workers. They need the right office set-up to perform their jobs, but within the confines of their home. They can’t walk down the hall to a colleague’s desk to ask a question, so they need tools that enable communication. And because they don’t physically come into an office, so they need to know when they’re expected to be available virtually. Their employee experience is different, and they need unique programs to support them. This begins with a strong employee onboarding program.

A good onboarding program is key to getting your new employee up and running in no time. Although, don’t rush it. A good onboarding process can take months.

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How to beef up your remote working security

By | Remote Working
While working from home is convenient and has many benefits, it also exposes both individuals and businesses to a range of security risks. That’s why it is essential to give serious consideration to your remote working security procedures.

Since the pandemic, working from home has become much more widespread. Even as the pandemic fades, many predict that remote working will remain prevalent across multiple sectors. By following best practices, you can mitigate most security work from home threats quite easily.

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