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How to run remote teams


 In 2017, the reports indicate that 43% of Americans in the working class utilized a part of their official hours working remotely. The adoption of telecommuting has enhanced the flexibility of the basic work routine in America as proven from a survey which included a sample of 15,000 Americans.

Professionals now avoid the hassles of commuting to and from a workplace by working remotely from their homes. This is also beneficial to the employers who deal with lesser bills. If this system appeals to you, one important thing you must note is that the employees you have engaged to work remotely must undergo the same level of training as the employees who work in your offices. The following tips will help you ensure that your teams of employees who work remotely are not at a disadvantage when it comes to enhancing proficiencies and skill development.  

Conduct physical interviews

With the understanding that the candidate will work remotely, it is essential to meet physically during an interview. Allowing them to experience your unique work environment helps the candidates to develop an idea of your company’s objectives, and they can experience your organizations existing culture. They also get to meet the other members of the team physically. In situations where a physical meeting might not be possible, you should consider options such as video conferencing.  

Take advantage of video chat services

 In circumstances where you employ workers who live in other countries or very far away, you could use video chats to engage them in conversations and other functions such as project descriptions, brainstorming sessions, and general communication about the job and their duties. By using video chats, they can also meet and bond with other employees. Engagement though video chat services allows a company that operates in one country to attract professionals from different country. But due to the hard resident permissions for countries like Singapore for example companies have two options: to work on Immigrationsolutions or to use the advantages of remote employees.

 Nowadays the best technologies for video chats and similar services are characterized by low bandwidth which is suitable for use all over the world. These services ensure that your video chat features clear live video imaging with excellent audio. Access to this technology will enable you to conduct training remotely.

Remote training in the use of essential tools

 The best way you can support your employees working remotely is to train them in the use of the essential tool is required for their duties and ensure that they have unlimited access to these tools. However, there might be a situation where your employees working remotely might be temporarily unable to perform their duties due to instability in the tools they need to use for several tasks. Hence, it is important to ensure only the best tools are available to all your employees.

 Provide virtual education materials about your company

 While your remote employees might not be able to physically visit your offices to get an experience of your company’s culture, it is essential that you provide all the materials which include your company’s information to enlighten them about your company’s values, culture, objectives and all other goals.

When your employees are working remotely, they should also have a good understanding of your business; they will find it easier to perform their duties in a way that suits your organization's objectives. Always ensure that they know the important aspect of learning about your company understands the company’s values.

Create a comprehensive training recording

You can save a lot of time and resources by developing a standard training recording which was captured during previous training sessions. This way, new employees who will be working remotely can be sent these files to help them become acquainted with your company’s operations.

The package could include video tutorials, FAQs, previous video chat sessions, etc. making this package comprehensive will help you ensure that no part of the training for new employees is left out.

Give them time to blend in

 It might take some time for your remote workers to blend into the whole concept, so you have to give them some time to fit into the new lifestyle.

Becoming accustomed to your company’s communication schedules, regular meeting schedules and email communication might take a while even with the most comprehensive training. However, patience is key to helping your employees who work remotely learn what they are expected to do every day.


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