How to onboard remote employees

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We’ve recently had eight new people join the Texthelp team whilst we’ve been working from home, and we’ve another three on the way over the coming weeks. As our HR team works hard to onboard our new colleagues remotely, we thought we would share their experiences with you, to bring you some useful insight. So, we grabbed a virtual chat over some coffee with one of our HR Officers, Andrew McDermott...

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Workplace adjustments in the age of remote working

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Remote working isn’t new. Individuals and organisations have been working remotely and flexibly for years – some more than others – but it’s taken a worldwide emergency like Covid-19 to truly bring it to the forefront, forcing the hand of employers to allow their workforce to work remotely. But it isn’t as simple as just having a device that you can log on to from home or a video conferencing platform like Zoom or Teams: it’s about having the right mindset, policies, processes and adjustments in place to enable and support employees to do their jobs whilst supporting their wellbeing. 
 

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Why kindness matters in life and work

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*Originally published on gov.uk*

In this guest blog, our friends at BPDTS share with us how they've been supporting the wellbeing of their employees while working remotely. Hear from their CEO, Loveday Ryder, as she outlines some of the ways that they've been supporting their employees to adapt and stay connected.
 

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12 ways the workforce will change

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In the past few months, the workforce has flipped on its head. One thing is for sure - the future of the workplace and workforce will be changing. 

So, what changes and developments will stick around? Twelve thought leaders weigh in on how they think the workforce will change once we’re back to normal.
 

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12 ways to improve communication during remote work

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With the current state of affairs, the majority of people today are working remotely. What once seemed impossible is now possible. The 40-hour workweek has been digitised.

That has its own challenges. How can you ensure quality communication virtually?

Twelve thought leaders share what they’ve done to improve communication during this period of remote work.
 

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Remote working solutions to support employees with disabilities

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The nation’s wholesale shift to remote working in response to the unprecedented March 2020 lockdown has demonstrated unmistakably that remote working is a real possibility for many. Tools such as Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom and House Party have become synonymous with online meetings, virtual conferences and remote interviews.
 

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