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Managing Home Working: Practical Tips for Employers

In this episode 177 of the podcast I bring you my practical tips for managing home working. This follows episodes 174 and 175 about the introduction of hybrid working.

As many employers will be continuing with home working arrangements in the long term it is important to ensure that arrangements are made for the health, safety and wellbeing of the employee, and to ensure that supervision of the employee is effective and works for the business and employee.

At Real Employment Law Advice we have been home working from the start which made it much easier for us to continue working smoothly when lockdown happened, but it also means that we have several years experience to draw from on what works and what does not work.

In this episode of the podcast I cover:

  • The importance of setting up home working arrangements correctly at the outset.
  • Why you should have clear expectations of staff who work from home.
  • The importance of a good quality job description and set of objectives or targets that are measurable.
  • Why I recommend that you visit the employees home office for health and safety and security purposes.
  • Some considerations when deciding on equipment and home office furnishings.
  • How to ensure team spirit and working amongst a team who only work remotely.
  • The importance of regular and purposeful communication with home workers.
  • Some ideas on how you can recreate some of the conversations and connections that would normally happen if everyone worked together in an office.

You may also find it helpful to listen to episodes 174 and 175 if you are implementing hybrid working or a mixture of hybrid and full home working.

Fixed Price Advice from Real Experts

As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and training for employers, supervisors and managers. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £210 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion – alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or you can find full details here: HR Harbour

Don’t forget you can contact us by telephone 01983 897003, 01722 653001, 020 3470 0007, 0191 375 9694 or 023 8098 2006

We have a variety of free documents and letters which are available to download here: DIY Documents

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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

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