Driven by the pandemic, telework has proven to be a win-win solution for many companies. The workplace is being transformed and organizations need to consider all aspects of this new practice. Our experts can guide you in many areas such as tax, cybersecurity, health and employee engagement.
Teleworking has been introduced at high speed in many organizations that have seen the risks to their IT security increase. In order to avoid a high cost to your business and the possibility of losing your customers’ trust, it is essential to have a security plan in place to secure your data and prevent phishing and other cyber attacks.
Effective remote hiring during the pandemic
Welcoming a candidate with the good old-fashioned handshake is no longer standard practice. However, the recruitment process can be just as effective when done remotely. Here are a few tips for a successful video conference interview.
Work-life balance: Get financial support
In order to help workers maintain a balanced and healthy life and to keep them engaged, employers must offer their employees favourable conditions. Did you know that government financial assistance is available for businesses to support work and family balancing initiatives?
Knowing how to recognize the signs of a burnout
Telework offers many benefits, but it also carries risks that are too often ignored. Take precautions to avoid burnout. It is imperative to know how to detect the warning signs in order to act quickly and avoid serious health problems.
Preventing health, safety and ergonomics issues
The health and safety of workers is an important concern for all organizations. In the particular context of telework, it is essential to understand the issues involved in this relatively new practice and to adapt the policies to prevent the risks.
Telework is here to stay
Introducing telework on a long-term basis can be a major asset for your business’s recovery, however, proper organization is key for this new approach. There are many essential factors to consider to ensure that your business continues to operate safely and smoothly.
Engaging offsite workers
Everyone must stay motivated for the well-being of the employees and to ensure that the business’s activities run smoothly. Here are a few recommendations to maintain a good mindset at work despite the distance.
Working from home post-lockdown: a vested right?
It would be premature to claim that employers are now obligated to pursue telework based on the notion of vested right. However, the fact remains that telework is a well-established practice and employers who do not take up the challenge will inevitably find that their worker retention and attraction methods have fallen behind.
The business leader: a guiding light
Experienced managers are used to manoeuvring through all types of situations, both expected and unexpected. However, the scope of the current crisis has created additional stress. This increased pressure is having an unprecedented impact on all aspects of a business’s organization. More than ever, entities need strong leadership to guide their teams through the uncertainties of the coming months.
Telework and health and safety
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has posted answers to the most frequently asked questions about ergonomics and health and safety issues for employees who work from home.
Telework and data security
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security provides advice on implementing data security measures