The Return of ‘Work from Home’
Once more, millions of Brits have been told to work from home where possible as per Government Guidelines, posing the question to employers: How can I best support my workforce whilst ‘Work from Home’ applies?
Hybrid working has become increasingly popular as a result of the pandemic, and even when restrictions were eased, many employers continued to offer this new flexible way of working. Despite offering many benefits to employers and employees alike, working from home has presented its fair share of challenges. Not being able to collaborate or communicate as effectively and feelings of isolation are just some problems workers face remotely.
However, such challenges can be overcome and in this blog, we will outline some tools that can be used to support employers as they adapt to this new form of hybrid and remote working, ensuring you get the best out of your staff, improve their productivity and support their wellbeing whilst doing so.
Invest in The Right Technology
We’ve all been there – you’re in a Zoom meeting and suddenly your laptop crashes during that important client meeting. Stressed employee aside, the client isn’t exactly best pleased either. Employees who do not have the right tools for the job are found to be increasingly frustrated and decreasingly productive.
Technology isn’t always on our side and occasionally faults occur. But, quite often this problem can be avoided by simply investing in the right technology.
So, ensure your employees keep on top of any updates and you may want to consider upgrading that 15-year-old laptop that keeps overheating and crashing.
Encourage and Provide More Learning Opportunities
A better-trained employee is going to be a more productive employee. With more training, an employee will not only understand their role better but will also feel more confident. A study conducted by the National Centre for Education Statistics revealed a direct correlation between employers providing access to continuing education and an increase in employee productivity. Ongoing employee training also helps cultivate talent from within your business, by retraining employees on current skills, you can increase productivity by preventing small, basic mistakes.
Offering new opportunities to train and develop your employees will ultimately boost their satisfaction, which is essential for a productive workplace. Training is an important step in providing the skills your workers need to best perform their duties.
Become ISO 9001 Certified
Thanks to standards such as ISO 9001 (the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management), company processes are regularly reviewed and refined if necessary, having a positive impact on employee productivity.
ISO 9001 is the global benchmark for quality management and is a critical tool for boosting a company’s success, profitability, and market potential.
Becoming certified is necessary for any business that would like to create more efficient systems and workflows, increase employee morale and win new contracts and gain a competitive edge.
How Becoming ISO Certified Works
At Candy Management Consultants, our expert consultants have a reputation for making organisations stand out within their industry, and to date, we have an 100% success rate with all our clients. Our vision is to streamline your compliance processes to align the specific ISO standards with the day-to-day activities of your business.
We will work with you to build a Management System that fits with your organisation, building on the good work you are already doing and supporting improvements.
We use a flexible, 3-step process to implement your Management System around your current procedures. Learn more about each process.
Employee Productivity and ISO are Intrinsically Linked
If you wish to streamline your company’s processes and boost employee productivity and profitability whilst doing so, ISO 9001 is for your business.
By investing in an ISO standard such as 9001, employees will be better able to carry out their job and feel more appreciated. As a result, you will find they are likely to repay you by working harder.