Local IT consultant Fusion IT continues its sponsored editorial column on Huddersfield Hub. In this edition, Support Business Development Manager RICHARD PAYNE discusses how employers can best support their staff members while working remotely.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, remote working has become the new normal for many businesses.  

With social distancing measures in place, many employees are now working from home to help flatten the curve. In light of this, it’s essential for employers to provide their remote employees with the necessary tools and equipment to remain productive and efficient while working from home. 

Technology plays a crucial role in enabling remote work. Laptops, monitors and other accessories such as docking stations and wireless headsets are necessary for remote workers to stay connected and productive.  

Employers need to ensure that the technology they provide meets the needs of their employees and enables them to work efficiently and effectively from home.  

At Fusion IT, we are experts at providing solutions to businesses looking to enable productivity among their employees working from home. 

In addition to technology, technical support is crucial to ensure remote workers remain productive. Remote work can sometimes be challenging, especially when employees are experiencing technical issues.  

Providing reliable technical support can help employees overcome any challenges they may face and ensure they remain productive. 

With the rise of remote work, the risk of cyber-attacks has also increased. Providing data protection and security services can help to protect your employees and your company’s data from potential threats. It’s crucial for employers to ensure that remote workers use secure networks, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to connect to the company’s servers. 

Regular communication is vital to ensure remote workers feel connected to the team and the company.  

Use video conferencing tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Meet to hold regular meetings and catch-ups with your team. Regular check-ins can help remote workers to feel more connected and motivated to work. 

Working from home can be a new experience for many employees. Providing training and resources on how to work effectively from home can help employees to adapt to the new work environment and stay productive.  

Employers should ensure that their employees have access to the necessary resources, such as online training courses and productivity tools. 

Fusion IT can help businesses to put in place the infrastructure necessary for promoting productivity among employees working from home.  

As a leading IT solutions provider, Fusion IT offers a range of solutions to support remote work, including: 

Cloud solutions: Fusion IT can help businesses move their data and applications to the cloud, enabling employees to access their work from anywhere, at any time. 

Cybersecurity: With the rise of remote work, the risk of cyber-attacks has also increased. Fusion IT can help businesses to protect their data and infrastructure from potential threats. 

Collaboration tools: Fusion IT can help businesses to set up and use collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or Slack, which enable remote teams to stay connected and work together seamlessly. 

Remote support: Fusion IT provides 24/7 remote support to ensure that businesses can continue to operate smoothly, even when employees are working from home. 

Enabling remote work is crucial for businesses to remain operational in the current climate. With the right tools, resources, and support, businesses can ensure that their remote workers remain productive and efficient while working from home.  

Fusion IT is well-placed to support businesses in putting in place the necessary infrastructure to promote productivity among their employees working from home.  

With their range of IT solutions, businesses can continue to operate smoothly, even in a remote work environment.  

Need some further guidance? Please call us on 0333 241 4123 or email info@fusionmanageit.co.uk for professional, impartial advice.