Remote Work Resources: How to Support a Work-from-Home Team

Managing remote workers

At Indeed, we are here to help as we navigate the impacts of the coronavirus crisis together. We are compiling resources to help employers adapt to a new work environment and keep their staff and businesses healthy during this uncertain time. 

Many employers have shifted their staff to remote work in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to keep employees safe and healthy. While digital connectivity has made working from home more prevalent than ever, the speed and scale at which entire companies have converted to remote work is unprecedented — and for many employers, workers and job seekers, it’s unfamiliar territory.  

Remote Work Resources for Employers

If you’re an employer looking to set your remote workplace up for success, here are some resources you can use:

How to Improve Remote Working Arrangements for Employers and Employees – Working from home has been shown to boost productivity with the right strategies and support systems in place. Among these, communication is key. Establish clear and consistent channels, such as video conferencing, chat and phone calls; this helps build trust, set expectations and make the transition to remote work easier. Read the full post to learn how to get the most out of your remote team.

5 Time Management Strategies to Fine-Tune Your Focus – Working from home can be overwhelming under normal circumstances. This can feel especially magnified in today’s charged environment, with roommates, partners and children all working or learning under the same roof. Help employees balance their work time and schedule their days around home life distractions by sharing these best time-management practices, such as avoiding multitasking and prioritising your to-do list.

Meaningful Engagement: Making Your One-on-Ones Matter – One-on-one meetings are one of the most powerful productivity tools both managers and employees have at their disposal. One could argue that they’re more important now than ever—with entire workforces working from home and not having any in-person contact. In this article, SVP of Human Resources at Indeed, Paul Wolfe, outlines four tips that can help managers and employees alike improve these encounters.

E-book: Navigating Hiring and Managing a Remote Workforce – For a comprehensive overview of the benefits and challenges of remote work, as well as strategies for supporting your remote team, refer to this ebook. With the right tools and leadership, employers can create a productive and thriving remote workplace — and, most importantly, keep their teams safe and healthy.

For more information on conducting business during the coronavirus crisis, visit Indeed’s COVID-19 Employer Resources page. 

Remote Work Resources for Job Seekers

Of course, the transition to remote work is also having a profound impact on how job seekers search, apply and interview for jobs, as well as the type of work that’s available. Job seekers can use our resources to get advice on how to use Indeed to job search during COVID-19, learn how to succeed in a virtual interview, find ways to stay productive when working from home, and get tips on how to work at home effectively whilst sharing the space with kids and housemates

For more information on how to find a job and other coronavirus-related resources, visit Indeed’s Coronavirus Job Resources page. 

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