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During this difficult time, many organizations have been forced to quickly create a remote working environment for their employees. Here at American Recruiting & Consulting Group, a large majority of our internal staff have been able to leverage technology and have been operating remotely for years. In fact, many of our consultants either work remotely or support our clients with a hybrid approach of working on-site as well as off-site. We have a proven track record of experience and knowledge that can assist you in assembling an experienced team of professionals that can help support your organization’s needs.  We know that this is a challenging time and changing your work environment can seem like a daunting task, but we can assure you that our expertise will make this transition much less stressful.

To start, and in an effort to assist you in efficiently assembling or transitioning part or all of your team to remote workers, we have listed just a few of our in-house best practices:

  • Identify Technology. They say if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.  There are numerous programs in the market that assist you in efficiently holding employees accountable throughout the workday. These programs can be customized and will monitor the productivity of each employee, as well as the hours they have worked. It is also highly recommended that your organization utilize a project management platform that is accessible to all employees.
  • Set Measurable Objectives/Metrics. Creating a remote team of employees requires a systematic approach. It is of utmost importance that the team of employees are fully aware of the mission and the objectives of the organization. Timelines and goals are crucial in creating a structure for those working remotely.
  • Communication is Key. Daily meetings (via any video platform, such as Zoom), is an excellent way to keep the lines of communication open among employees, their peers, and management. The meetings are an opportunity for everyone to elaborate on the previous day’s activities, as well as their to-do list for the current day. Not only is this a great way to keep communication open and flowing, but it also promotes a collaborative team environment, while not being in the same location.

These are just a few of the things we recommend in order to be successful in transitioning to a remote workforce throughout this national crisis. We are here to support and guide you in any way we can! We hope you, your families, and your employees stay safe during this difficult and uncharted time.