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Useful Tips for Virtual Workforce Management

HR Tech Outlook | Friday, September 04, 2020

Although it is true that nothing can beat face-to-face conversations, companies need to think about incorporating non-managerial workflows, chats, phone calls, and collaboration platforms to bridge the distance.

Fremont, CA: Working from home is now the new normal as companies were compelled to operate remotely in order to sustain amidst the coronavirus pandemic. However, the bright side of such a situation is that it worked as an eye-opener for employers in terms of the benefits they can reap from adopting the remote work culture. Remote employees have agreed that this arrangement has increased their productivity level. Nevertheless, proper workforce management would enable companies to boost employee satisfaction and reduce cost.

Let us look at the useful tips for virtual workforce management:

Going Remote-Only

Top 10 Workforce Management Solution Companies - 2020Most of the large organizations give onsite training remote workers before sending them home. The issue with this is that not all employees like to work from home. Some may enjoy the office-going part. In that case, companies looking to go remote should do it 100 percent and provide employees the scope to communicate and virtually socialize with other workers.

Collaboration Platforms to Bridge the Distance

It is good to have personal meetings and video sessions since remote-only arrangement coms with certain limitations. Although it is true that nothing can beat face-to-face conversations, companies need to think about incorporating non-managerial workflows, chats, phone calls, and collaboration platforms to bridge the distance. Also, this would help keep all parties focused on and reduce discrimination of any kind.

Using Tools and Performance Metrics

Having multiple collaboration platforms can be a bit confusing for remote employees. Companies should consider choosing the platform on the basis of their workflow and how fast your team gets accustomed to it. Also, it is vital to create a user management dashboard with relevant metrics. Relevant KPIs would help owners make better decisions and give better feedback on people’s performance

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