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Over the past week or so, many companies have been transitioning employees from the office to working remotely. Many others will continue to do so in the coming weeks.
In an ideal situation, you will be able to transition employees to remote work without losing productivity. But this is much more challenging in practice, especially considering the circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
As a Toronto recruitment agency, we’re familiar with the business requirements of hiring and managing a remote team. Here we provide some tips to help you successfully transition your employees to remote work while minimizing its effect on productivity.
How easily you will be able to transition your employees will vary based on your company type, structure, and many other factors. For some organizations, it’s not possible. But for companies that can make the transition, you need to start with a baseline. Where are you now?
You may have a gap between how you operate at the office and how you will need to operate online.
Issues are bound to arise, especially with limited time to plan and a need to get things set up quickly. Here are some of the challenges you could face:
There are a number of steps you can take organizationally to help make the transition easier on you and your employees:
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Randy co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as a Senior Partner, focusing on business development within executive search, media, and sales recruitment. His accomplishments include building over a dozen digital media sales teams for digital start-ups, publishers, and mobile app developers. He has also helped launch an international smartphone manufacturer from the ground up, building its entire hardware, software, and sales teams.