With the current Covid crises, Lockdown in place & the threat of different tiers of restriction being enforced once this is over, you may want to look at your setup with regards to home working for your staff.
A lot of businesses may have already know what to do and may have already done this, but there are still a few out there that may not be as prepared.
A couple of months ago we did let you know how we could help you ensure your team are all set to WFH and are prepared to start remote working. But for those that didn't catch that, and are now evaluating how they can be prepared in case there is a local lockdown in the Swindon and Wiltshire area, here is a checklist that you can use to make sure you are ready...
The efficiency of personal workspaces at home. Are your employees making the most of your home workspaces by utilising laptop docks and larger screens? Do your employees have the correct chairs and desks? The last thing you want is one of your employees to come back to work with a strained neck or back due to them not sitting in the correct position
Are headsets and webcams needed for web calls? Does your team have this equipment? After all, you do not want them making calls to clients whilst the TV can be heard in the background and they struggle to communicate.
Is data accessible
Can your home workers access business files and data securely? And if so, do you have a secure VPN?
Have you updated your business’ computer security policy for home worker computers (BYOD)? And if you have an up to date policy, are you sure that your empoyees know what is in it?
Enough IT Equipment
Do you have enough business computers and monitors available for your team to work from home? If you do not, do not worry as this is where Systems Integration can help with our IT support contracts. We can help and provide you with the latest equipment for short periods at a fraction of the price of purchasing new.
Can your tech support actually help your team remotely. Problems do not stop for your team just because they are working from home. You need to ensure that you have IT systems in place that allow full access.
Can your home users still access the work phone lines remotely? Do your home workers have good internet service at home to support their needs?
If you want to ensure that your team is ready for home working or are wanting to improve your current home working structure, please feel free to get in touch and let us see how we can ensure that your team's transition from the office is as smooth as possible.
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