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How to hire and manage remote working employees

How exactly do you ensure that your remote workers are effective and engaged? What challenges are you likely to encounter along the way when creating remote work teams, and what’s the best way to handle them? And how can you hire well to ensure that your employees are suited to remote work?

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Remote Work Part 1 - Trends and The Great Resignation
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Remote Work Trends and The Great Resignation

We look at how the percentage of people working remotely has changed over time, what organisations have learned from being forced into remote working arrangements during lockdowns and what they’re planning to do in the future. We also examine The Great Resignation and how this ties into remote work and some key questions that businesses…

Is Remote Work a Good Thing? Benefits & Problems of Remote Work
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Is Remote Work a Good Thing? Benefits and Problems of Remote Working

Discover whether remote work is actually good for businesses. We look at the impact on engagement, stress levels, productivity, and organisational citizenship – their willingness to do good things. We also examine some of the potential downsides of remote work, and especially its impact on work relationships.

Two Key Measures of Remote Work Success
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Two Key Measures of Remote Work Success

Learn the best way to define success in remote work, in terms of wellbeing and productivity. We cover the best way to look at wellbeing, and it’s not just the absence of mental illness. And we discuss the impact of remote work on performance, and the incidence of negative behaviours.

Who is Suited to Remote Work? Characteristics & Testing
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Who is Suited to Remote Work? Characteristics & Personality Testing

Discover the type of person who is best suited to remote work and their characteristics. We look at the key questions to ask about someone before starting them working remotely. And we also cover some of the key cognitive and personality traits that are ideally suited to remote work, and those that make it more…

Communication Challenges of Remote Work & How to Address Them
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Communication Challenges of Remote Work and How to Address Them

Remote working presents many challenges when it comes to communication. Learn how to communicate effectively when working remotely. We discuss the importance of proximal vs distal forms of communication, and how to strike the right balance. And we also talk about the importance of acculturation and the balance of negative and positive interactions.

Key Skills for Effective Remote Work & Induction Programs
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Key Skills for Effective Remote Work & Induction Programs

What are the most important skills people need to be successful when working remotely? We discuss the key competencies that are correlated with effective remote work. And we cover how to develop the necessary skills, in both employees and leadership, and the importance of having an induction to remote work.

Why Role Clarity is Essential for Remote Work Success
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Why Role Clarity is Essential for Remote Work Success

Role clarity is one of the most important factors for success in remote working. We cover the best way to define jobs, and why task-based definitions fall short. We also discuss “real world outcomes” and how they can help staff stay focused and working to achieve the overall business goals.

Creating High Well-Being & Engagement with Remote Work
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Creating High Well-Being & Engagement with Remote Work

Engagement and wellbeing are essential for happy, productive employees, especially when working remotely. We discuss why looking forwards, rather than backwards, increases people’s willingness to discuss their workplace challenges. And we cover the importance of empowerment – a sense of control – and where 80% of people’s wellbeing in the workplace REALLY comes from.

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