Allowing your company members to work remotely can really play a big role in boosting morale and improving employer-employee equality. Paying attention to your employees’ needs and wants will increase their enthusiasm to do better for you.
Emergencies or situations where someone is not physically present at work can arise at any time and as a company owner when you empathize with your employee’s calling, it instills a sense of security within them towards their boss.
Many surveys have stated that companies that promote/allow remote work for their employees receive up to eight times more job applications than other companies that don’t.
Let us know 3 ways, how your Business can benefit from remote work:
Redefine Your Policy
Company owners, who are not open-minded, have the wrong perception of remote work. Such views can hinder the adoption of new concepts and work cultures. One has to acknowledge the fact that the concept of remote work is not all new, it has been around in the last decade.
Many companies have off-site and tax consultants set up those promotions for clients. Your company’s human resources department should develop a formal policy based on existing remote work practices and work around your employees’ preferences, work culture. There should be parameters and limits to keep employees under control when they work remotely such as quality of work, detailed performance reports and time taken to complete assigned tasks. Remote staff should not be treated differently from on-site employees. They are also expected to comply with company policies, including security and confidentiality clauses.
Check and Upgrade Your Technology Infrastructure
You can tackle a seamless remote work process only if you have the right technology for it. Without the right technology infrastructure, you won’t be able to collaborate remotely. One of the key steps, in order to implement a remote working friendly environment, is to digitize all client data and communication between employees so that work documents, tax accounting applications can be accessed simultaneously in a collaborative manner.
To ensure uniformity, it must be ensured that all of these tools and applications can be accessed securely at the same level of performance across all systems and employees, both on-premises and remotely. The best resort to ensure uniform and unchanging data access anytime anywhere is cloud hosting.
Almost all of your accounting, tax, and payroll software is cloud compatible and results in better productivity, while in the cloud. With applications in the cloud, employees can access their work data from any smart device with internet connectivity. This will eliminate the need for them to be tied to their computer and will give them the freedom to work comfortably, while as the owner of the company, you get the benefit of all of your completed tasks.
When configuring an environment for remote work, one optimal factor to keep in mind is that all remote workers need to find a separate private room, which should be free of distractions and secure enough to store confidential physical documents.
Improve Your Communication Tools
Collaborative digital communication plays an important role when it comes to extracting the maximum possible productivity from employees working remotely. This is where apps like Skype, Slack, Trello, and Microsoft Teams come into play.
This app helps integrate messaging, audio and video communication, group task assignment, and screen sharing thereby promoting interaction between employees regardless of location. Putting this tool to positive use improves overall project management digitally and enables everyone involved in a particular project, gain access to project status, track progress, and raise requirements if applicable.
The app is easy to install, use and update thereby promoting a remote working culture and encouraging employees to give their best even when not physically in an office environment. Seamless sharing of information and collaborative work when using the tool, helps to overcome challenges that may arise.
With millennials making up the bulk of today’s workforce, promoting remote work has become a surging trend. Millennials tend to keep quality of life and convenience at work among their top priorities and remote work makes that possible.
Companies should start by making incremental changes to promote remote work and offsite employees. With advances in technology, it never hurts not to have employees physically present in the office. Modern technology, allows employers to connect well and in tune even with remote employees. Failing to offer and apply remote work can put companies in compromise