A new set of principles to improve the lives of employees working from home and enhance productivity has been launched by the University of Central Lancashire and regional partners. Small and medium sized business across the north of England are being encouraged to embrace new remote working principles to ensure staff working remotely receive the same support and development … [Read more...] about Reimaging remote work for SMEs
In response to the current Covid-19 crisis, many companies across the UK have had to adopt remote working policies and transform into virtual workplaces. While remote working is a crucial asset to companies during adverse times, challenges arise for leaders when communicating with employees, maintaining and monitoring productivity, and supporting new and existing employees. … [Read more...] about Deep Dive: A Virtual Leadership Masterclass
Productivity, accountability, and job performance can decline when managers don't have the right soft skills, especially in a virtual workplace. Traits like trustworthiness, empathy, and playfulness can motivate employees to be more engaged, productive, and creative while working from home. Managers should encourage fluid communication by offering regular check-ins, … [Read more...] about 5 traits and leadership strategies for managing remote workers
Morale has dipped during COVID-19. We’re separated from our friends, families, and colleagues but busier than ever. The majority of workers are reporting higher stress, greater anxiety, and emotional exhaustion. Employers have a responsibility to help workers get through this. Here are five ways to successfully manage a remote team. A No Meeting Day can improve focus … [Read more...] about 5 things you need to know to successfully manage a remote team
Remote work makes performance management more challenging but also even more important. 2020 has challenged us in many ways we never imagined. People teams around the world are working tirelessly to keep their employees safe, engaged and productive during this pandemic. Surveying 445 HR professionals and business leaders as well as 622 employees, we launched our 2020 … [Read more...] about Do your employee performance programs work?